Top Ten Greatest Symbols of the United Kingdom


The Top Ten

1 The Union Jack / Union Flag / Britain Flag (Flag of The United Kingdom)

The Union Flag has long lived a double life, serving as national emblem and erstwhile fashion icon. It combines the blue and white saltire of Scotland's patron Saint Andrew, the red cross on white of England's Saint George and red diagonal cross of Ireland's Saint Patrick. - TechnoTarantino

An amazing looking flag with a history to it.

2 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 more.

Few things (let alone musicians) come close to the Beatles for their impact on popular culture or for the momentous effect they had on the world during their time. No band has ever been or likely will ever be as popular, important, or pervasive as were the Beatles during their decade. Even today, at a time when album sales were anemic and the music industry has no concept of how to market older bands, anything that bears the Beatles stamp of approval will sell. They redefined fashion, attitude, and youth culture, impacted politics, inflamed religion, and sought spiritual enlightenment. - TechnoTarantino

The icon the British music, love them all. Long live the Beatles, may their songs last forever in everyone's heart.

3 William Shakespeare William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

Go William, my man! Horrible Histories (the T.V. show, not the books) made a movie about him called "Bill". Love it!

4 City of London City of London

It's the country's capital and it's largest city in the country. Right here, right now, London is somewhere you just have to be with world-leading museums perhaps, or maybe the fantastic shopping to be had? How about the diverse cuisines on offer or the eclectic music scene? What about the copious green space and endless attractions? Ok, you get the point: London has it all. - TechnoTarantino

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5 Big Ben Big Ben

A historical land mark of Britain in London

6 The Royal Coat Of Arms
7 Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II

Our head of state.

8 "Dieu et mon droit" (Motto)
9 Tea

If the rest of the world just sat down with a nice cup of tea world peace would happen immediately.

10 "God Save the Queen" (Royal Anthem)

Always feel very patriotic when I hear this.
Proud of my country - IceniGirl

The Contenders

11 The Rose Flower (The national flower of England)
12 Stonehenge
13 Tower Bridge
14 Winston Churchill Winston Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill was a British statesman who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, and a writer.

A bulldog and a fine British Gentleman and patriot.

15 Mini Cooper

Best car ever (The ones from '59 to '00 not the BMW minis).

16 Anjem Choudary Anjem Choudary
17 Wallace & Gromit Wallace & Gromit Wallace and Gromit is a American-British clay animation comedy series created by Nick Park of Aardman Animations.

Still waiting for a 5th movie, even if Peter has died. Scared it might end up like Half-Life 3. - Dominicmgm

18 James Bond James Bond Royal Navy Commander James Bond is a fictional character created by British journalist and novelist Ian Fleming in 1953. He is the protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, films, comics and video games.
19 RAF
20 David Cameron David Cameron David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who is at present the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Leader of its Conservative Party, and Member of Parliament for the Oxfordshire constituency of Witney.
21 McLaren McLaren
22 Aston Martin Aston Martin
23 Bentley Bentley
24 Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce
25 Jaguar
26 Caterham
27 Concorde

Well, the French also made the aircraft, but it's still a symbol of the UK. The only other SST ever made was the Tu-144, and that was short lived. The Concorde, om the other hand, served for nearly 30 years until it's retirement in 2003. - Dominicmgm

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Top Remixes

1. Big Ben
2. The Union Jack / Union Flag / Britain Flag (Flag of The United Kingdom)
3. Stonehenge
1. The Union Jack / Union Flag / Britain Flag (Flag of The United Kingdom)
2. The Royal Coat Of Arms
3. The Beatles
1. William Shakespeare
2. The Beatles
3. City of London


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