Top Ten Best of All Things British

The Top Ten
1 Music

I'm an American who really likes Britpop. Is an American like me knowing who Supergrass, Ash, and Kula Shaker are a sign of 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 and 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 favorite music eras!

2 Tea

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

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

3 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. London is one of the world's most important global cities. It exerts considerable... read more

I really wish I lived in the UK. I wish I could have been born there too. I love that country!

4 People

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

5 Inventions

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

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

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

6 Writers

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

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.

7 Comedy

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

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

Mr Bean is so cute. He is my childhood friend.

8 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.

9 Fish & Chips

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

10 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
The Contenders
11 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.

12 British Youtubers
13 The Accent
14 The Countryside
15 The Beatles The Beatles were an English pop 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... read more
16 Actors
17 The London Underground
18 Rowan Atkinson Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean.
19 Harry Potter
20 David Attenborough
21 Harry Styles Harry Edward Styles is an English singer and songwriter. He was initially known as a member of the boy band One Direction. He has since become well known as a solo artist with three albums, "Harry Styles", "Fine Line", and "Harry's House", and has had multiple global hits in his solo career such as... read more
22 Radiohead Radiohead are an English rock band from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, formed in 1985. The band consists of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwoood (bass guitar), Phil Selway (drums), and Ed O'Brien (guitar).
23 Weather

How unpredictable - no need to make a nice cuppa and grab a pair of Walkers crisps just to watch some nice ITV. The weather itself is enough entertainment!

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

Ah, British weather - one minute it's sunny, the next minute it's pouring with rain.

24 The Royal Family
25 Football

Replace cricket with football. Brits love football much more than cricket. I would know... I live here.

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