The Best of British Directory

Discover the Best of British

Your Guide To The Best of British

Find the Best British Things

The Best of British Directory is a website dedicated to showcasing the best of what Britain has to offer, simply put 'a very British website'.

All Things Quintessentially British

This website is for every anglophile who wants to know more about British culture, traditions, heritage, customs, national preferences and peculiarities! The UK is an amazing place with a rich history, inspiring architecture, stunning scenery, and world-renowned companies and brands. The UK has always been at the forefront of the music, comedy and arts scenes, been breath-taking in its pageantry and sometimes unfathomable in its eccentricity.

This website aims to be informative and educational, providing carefully curated content, all combined with a simple tool for finding out what is "near me" or in a particular location. While entertaining just on its own, is an invaluable resource for anyone wanting to experience things that are Quintessentially British. It is great for planning holidays or day trips whether for British people widening their own experiences or the many millions of people who visit this country each year from abroad.

A Curated Collection of the Best of British

These days you can research anything yourself on the internet but with the large volume of information available you can spend a long time searching for the things you are interested in. Britain's heritage is vast. In the words of Bill Bryson - "There isn't anywhere in the world with more to look at in a smaller space". At our team has taken the time to research and select a curated collection of content that is both high quality and quintessentially British. This covers a range of subjects, from architecture to art galleries and restaurants to retailers, and presents them in an easy to use way, whatever your technology platform. We are highly selective and true to our ethos to showcase only what has stood the test of time and good taste so we hope you enjoy them! We are continuing to add to the galleries and we hope you will visit the many subjects we have already included within the Directory.

Galleries of British Things

The website is structured around a set of seven main sections, each with several Categories relevant to that section. Each of the Categories you click on has a gallery and an Introduction section as well as some relevant shopping suggestions for great British things! To get around, click the "Intro" button at the top of the page to be scrolled to the start of the introduction section. Press the "Gallery" button to be scrolled back to the beginning of the Gallery section. Within each of the individual galleries are listed specific entries particular to that gallery's subject matter. Clicking on one of these images will take you to links for further information about that entry such as web sites, maps and social media. All the time the website is easily navigable by simply clicking on the images and by using the many navigation buttons that are listed below.

Find The Best Places To Visit In The UK

This is a very useful page that provides a simple way of finding out what entries are "near me" or near a particular location. You can access this by clicking the image shown above or by clicking this link here: Find The Best Places To Visit. Also, within each of the section pages, you can use the Find Places To Visit image to quickly run a pre-defined search that will show you all of the entries, and their locations, that are relevant to the current section.

Calendar of British Events

The website also provides a calendar of Great British Events. i.e. all the events contained in the categories: Eccentric, Calendar, Major and Sporting Events. To access this simply click on the calendar image above or click on this link here: British Events Calendar.

Dashboard and Account Settings

Once you have logged in, you can record your rating for each of the great British things you have done and then check out your Dashboard to see at a glance just how knowledgeable about Britain you are. If you want to limit and/or re-order the sections you can see, then you can do this easily within the Account Settings page.

What do the buttons do?

Here are the buttons you will find on the pages and what they do.

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We are backing the UK

It has never been more important to back the UK. British companies and brands may be world-renowned but the global economy is becoming ever more competitive. The UK can never succeed against developing countries in the mass production of cheap goods, but we have always succeeded in innovation, quality, high standards of business and trustworthiness. It is these qualities that have made the UK one of the most successful economies in the world and maintaining our position in the world will be highly dependent on promoting and marketing these attributes. This website helps promote Britain as both a holiday destination and a place to do business and to further support this we make use of our #QuintessentiallyBritish, #BackingTheUK and #BestOfBritish hashtags across all of our social media activity.