Top Ten Best of All Things British

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The Top Ten

1 Tea

There is something magical about sipping a nice cup of English tea. - Britgirl

Now I don't know if this is what makes The British the best but hopefully I can go there and taste their tea! - Curti2594

#1: Tea.
#2: Music.
#3: People. - Alpha101

Yes. I love tea so much! - SansTheComic

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2 Music

Oh, indeed. - Kevinsidis

I'm an American who really likes Britpop. Is an American like me knowing who Supergrass, Ash, and Kula Shaker are show how much I love music from the UK? But my favorite band of all time would have to be Oasis, who are also part of the Britpop genre, and the one who got me into music from the UK. Overall, I just really like the music that comes out of the UK, and I hope it keeps giving the world more great music artists.

I'm Canadian & I Love mostly all Music so I'm not Blind to good music!
I heard what the Brits have given the World in Music The whole British Invasion is still one of my fave music eras! - Curti2594

The Beatles, Rolling Stones...You know what? I'm not going to list any more because you already know about Great British music. - Britgirl

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3 London London London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south eastern part of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia.

I've lived in London my whole life and I'm bored of it but I still like the oh so very british place andi would say that coronation street and eastenders are the most british things - Rosh16

Most of the good things on this list come from London - PositronWildhawk

It's LONDON! Beautiful, historical, friendly... - Britgirl

London looks like a good place - EpicJake

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4 Comedy

Monty Python, Blackadder, Bottom, Shaun of the Dead - all examples of excellent British comedies. - iliekpiez

The list of successful Great British comedies is endless...and I have other things to do. - Britgirl

Monty Python and Rowan Atkinson... Need I say more

Mr Bean is so cute, he is my childhood friend.

5 Writers

Agatha Christie, Jane Austen, William Shakespere, Charles Dickens, Catherine Cookson. And don't even get me started on British comedy writers. Good God, we'd be here forever, darling! - Britgirl

Please don't forget C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. Oh, and Charlotte Bronte and Mary Shelley. These British authors I cannot do without.

Don't you silly Americans say that 'swagger' was invented by you. It was invented by Shakespeare himself. So were blanket and moonbeam. ๐Ÿ˜‰

6 Fish & Chips Fish & Chips

Maybe not the vinegar but ok

Wow! I just adore fat greasy chips, floating in vinegar and smothered in salt... I'm so hungry right now. - Britgirl

Oh yeahhh - iliekpiez

7 People

Very friendly, polite, cracking sense of humour, intelligent... - Britgirl

8 Inventions

It is so funny those Americans are so full of themselves but they do not realise that the lightbulb (Arc lamp), Baseball (Rounders), and the internet were invented by the British. Ah those funny Yanks. - Epekov


The internet. Google the rest (which you will find on said internet). There are far too many world-changing inventions to go into. - Britgirl

Well, not the internet but certainly the World Wide Web. - Cazaam

9 Sense of Humour
10 Cricket Cricket Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a wicket, a set of three wooden stumps sited at each end.

Watching English cricket on a Summer's day; the sound of polite applause as a plane drones overhead. Just wonderful. - Britgirl

And it's even more wonderful if that plane's a Spitfire or a Hurricane... - PetSounds

The Contenders

11 The Royal Family

ew no - iliekpiez

12 The Countryside

Ah, the welcoming (! ) aroma of cow-dung fills the nostrils as a pitchfork-waving gentleman screams "Get orf moy land! " Perfect... - Britgirl

13 Actors

Kate Winslet, James McAvoy, Dame Judi Dench, Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, Colin Firth, Antony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellen, Emma Watson, Elizabeth Taylor,... need I go on?

14 Weather


Very unpredictable. Yes us Brits love a jolly good moan about it, but we secretly love it. A conversation-starter at least! - Britgirl

Ah british weather one minute its sunny the other minute pouring with rain

15 Downton Abbey Downton Abbey Downton Abbey is a historical period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece.

Thank you to whoever added this. I love my weekly hour of escapism into an era I absolutely adore. - Britgirl

16 Doctor Who Doctor Who Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. ...read more.

Incredible show - iliekpiez

Do I really need a reason?

its amaing

17 Britgirl

I find it humorous that "Britgirl" was put onto this list as being one of the best things about Great Britain, which is a marvelous country indeed.

She's the main reason I'd Go Across the Pond!

Britgirl is The Best & she's British! - Curti2594

She sure is the best! - keyson

I added you, Britgirl. I adore you..

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18 British Youtubers

I'm british

19 Stiff Upper Lip
20 The Accent

I love the British accent. - cosmo

I have one. - TwilightKitsune

Everyone wants to be my friend strictly because of my accent. Who cares about the personality, at least he's got a nice accent. ๐Ÿ˜† - SansTheComic

21 Pomp and Ceremony
22 Universities
23 The London Underground
24 One Direction

How is this higher than Rowan Atkinson? I think one direction should be replaced with The Beatles!

Has the world evolved to lose hearing?

Harry styles is the boy of my dreams (

I hate to admit it, but I find Louis Tomlinson of 1D nice looking. What's the matter with me?! - Britgirl

25 Harry Potter
26 The ability to be happy when there's nice weather.

You lot across the pond are too lucky. We don't have nice weather often. It's just vanished into a myth. But on the rare occasion when we do have nice weather it makes front page news and we have a 2-hour episode of The One Show on a Thursday at 7 o'clock.

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One
One
One
One! โ€

โ€œHello and welcome to The One Show with Matt Baker and Alex Jones. Now we will waste 2 hours of this episode on talking about the nice weather we've been having recently! โ€

27 PositronWildhawk

And thank you for adding me too! - PositronWildhawk

28 Rowan Atkinson Rowan Atkinson Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr.Bean
29 The Beatles The Beatles The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

How is this not higher!

Just don't make it too high... just higher than 1d.

30 Union Jack
31 The National Amthem
32 The BBC

One and Two easily some of the best television channels ever - iliekpiez

33 Football

Football great when England play its like some celebration

Replace cricket with football. Brits love football MUCH MORE than cricket. I woukd know... I live here

34 Personality
35 Monty Python

Monty Python sums up my LIFE! Sad, I know

36 Gorillaz Gorillaz Gorillaz are an English virtual band created in 1998 by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. The band consists of four animated members: 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs.
37 Soap Operas
38 Muse Muse Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, Devon, formed in 1994. The members are Matt Bellamy (lead vocal, lead guitar, piano, keyboard), Dom Howard (drums, percussion) and Chris Wolstenholme (bass, backing vocals). They've won several awards including 5 MTV Awards, 8 NME Awards, 2 ...read more.
39 Robbie Williams Robbie Williams Robert Peter Williams is an English singer, songwriter and actor. He was a member of the pop group Take That from 1990 to 1995 and again from 2009 to 2012. He has also had commercial success as a solo artist.
40 British TopTenners
41 Full English Breakfast
42 Watching the News
43 Complaining of how cold it is and complaining about how hot it is
44 Andy Capp
45 David Attenborough David Attenborough
46 Iron Maiden Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.
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