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Culture

Culture

  • As a result of the history of the formation of the United Kingdom, the cultures of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are diverse and have varying degrees of overlap and distinctiveness.
  • The English playwright and poet William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest dramatist of all time. Other globally well-known British writers include William Blake, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf and many others.
  • The UK has had a large impact on modern cinema, producing some of the greatest actors, directors and motion pictures of all time including, Sir Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, David Lean, Laurence Olivier, Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, John Gielgud, Sean Connery ect.
  • The most popular sport in the UK is football. Also popular are golf, rugby, tennis.
  • The London Eye is the tallest observation wheel in the world and each rotation takes about 30 minutes.
  • British cuisine has traditionally been limited in its international recognition to the full breakfast and the Christmas dinner.[4] Other famous British dishes include fish and chips, the Sunday roast, steak and kidney pie, and bangers and mash. British cuisine has many regional varieties within the broader categories of English, Scottish and Welsh cuisine. Each have developed their own regional or local dishes, many of which are geographically indicated foods such as Cornish pasties, the Yorkshire pudding, Arbroath Smokie, and Welsh cakes.
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