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The 43 Most Gloriously British Things That Happened In 2014

From that baked Alaska to a tweeting monarch, the last year has been quite the ride. PARKLIFE.

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1. The time this chap took Movember to the next level.

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2. When this person found the greatest science textbook of them all.

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3. When a dildo was shoved into a man's ear on live TV.

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4. This welcoming graffiti.

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5. The time the police made this important clarification.

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6. Tinie Tempah high-fiving the future king.

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7. This very British drop-down menu.

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8. The Sunday Sport's surprising exclusive.

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9. The most important van in all the land.

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10. The time the police got it right.

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11. When everyone lost their shit thanks to a not-very-set baked Alaska.

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12. The time the public responded to the tube strike the only way they knew how – by forming an orderly queue.

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13. When rhyming couplets were the only way of telling the neighbours to be quiet.

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14. The time this generator was finally put to good use.

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15. And when an Amersham man suffered the fate we've all feared.

Firefighters assisted a man in #Amersham whose right hand was stuck in a teapot earlier this evening http://t.co/w04Gh7XXSu

Bucks and MK Fire@BucksfireFollow

Firefighters assisted a man in #Amersham whose right hand was stuck in a teapot earlier this evening http://t.co/w04Gh7XXSu

9:43 PM - 08 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

16. The fuzz taking selfies at Notting Hill Carnival.

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17. When scuffles broke out.

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18. The time a streaker attempted drunk gymnastics at a village cricket match.

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19. This very British police show.

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20. TfL's tribute to the late Joan Rivers.

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22. These lighting settings in a top London hotel.

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23. The time Barry Chuckle did this.

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24. When Cornwall was hit by a bolt of lightning shaped like Cornwall.

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25. The time Boots presented us with an impossible choice.

26. This unfortunate timing.

27. When Chaz wanted to find wenches who are down to pound.

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28. North London's most feared criminal.

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29. These football fans who are better than you at anagrams.

30. And the time a giant cock and balls appeared off the south west coast.

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31. This poorly thought-through acronym.

32. That time romance peaked.

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33. When this Coventry woman stopped walking along the pavement for five minutes because the lights were red.

34. And when England's physio getting injured while celebrating a goal was the most memorable part of the team's entire World Cup.

35. The time the Colonel got a chance to pay his respects.

36. Benedict Cumberbatch's very specific opinions on tea.

37. When this man did the only thing he could do when Gabby Agbonlahor fell over in front of him

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38. When Leicester's Nando's ran out of chicken.

I demand public enquiry RT @TomMcArthur: BREAKING: Nando's Leicester is out of chicken. This is how it starts, people http://t.co/x30u9hObYI

Duncan Hooper@DuncanHooperFollow

I demand public enquiry RT @TomMcArthur: BREAKING: Nando's Leicester is out of chicken. This is how it starts, people http://t.co/x30u9hObYI

1:41 PM - 03 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

39. This farmer's romantic (if a little smelly) proposal. Once they stood in the right place, of course.

40. When the Queen tweeted for the very first time and the response was inevitable.

41. When a man proposed in the Daily Mail's sidebar of shame.

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42. "PARKLIFE".

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43. And finally the Monty Python gang's fond farewell at the end of their recent reunion gigs.

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