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Top 11 tips for English football fans

Eat, shop & drink Tea the English way

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England are through to the finals and will face Spain on 14 July. The "Three Lions" have not always made it easy for their fans on the way there. But we can look forward to an exciting game on Sunday. You can watch it in Berlin on the Fan Mile and in the numerous Public screenings.

We have taken the visit as an opportunity to research the places in Berlin where we can discover a real English lifestyle. Whether going out, shopping or eating - here you will find everything that is very British in Berlin.

Tip 1: Discover English cuisine

Smiling young woman looking away while enjoying dinner with male friend during garden party
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English and German dishes are also on the menu at St. Bart. In the cozy gastropub in Kreuzberg, you can choose between Heaven and Earth or Half Chicken and Cheesy Leeks. The Sunday Roast with chicken or beef is definitely typically English. And what could be more typical than fish and chips? You can get them fresh and in different variations in the Fischladen.

St. Bart Pub, Gräfestraße 71, Neukölln
Fischladen, Schönhauser Allee 128, Prenzlauer Berg

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Tip 2: Drink tea and enjoy the garden

Teahouse in the English Garden Berlin
Teahouse in the English Garden Berlin © Bianca Schönemann

English people love their tea as much as they love their gardens. So what could be more typically English than drinking a delicious tea surrounded by flowers? The Cottage in the Rose Garden in the Gardens of the World looks like a cozy country house. In style, it serves sandwiches, scones and homemade cakes.
The Teahouse in the English Garden in the Tiergarten also serves an English Tea Time with delicious scones. And afterwards we look for the tree, which the Queen planted during her first visit to Berlin in 1965. Tip: It's an American red oak - on the way to the pond next to the restaurant.

As the main building in Fasanenstraße is currently being renovated, the Café Wintergarten has now moved from the Literaturhaus in Fasanenstraße to the exclusive International Club - whose patron is King Charles III himself - in the beautiful Westend. In the café and on the terrace, it really does feel like something out of an Agatha Christie novel - only without the murder. 

The Cottage, Blumberger Damm 44 (in the Gardens of the World), Marzahn.
Teahouse in the English Garden, Altonaer Str. 2 (in the Tiergarten), Mitte

Café im Literaturhaus, Thüringerallee 5-11, Charlottenburg

Teehaus im Englischen Garten 

Tip 3: Enjoy Afternoon Tee in a Hotel

Traditional English Teatime
Traditional English Tea Time © Getty Images, Foto: Sergio Zacchi

A somewhat more exclusive treat is, of course, a teatime at the hotel. Some of Berlin's luxury hotels also offer everything for a relaxing time out with tea, sandwiches, scones and fine pastries. The elegant Opera Court café at the Hotel de Rome serves a classic Afternoon Tea and a Gin Tea. You can indulge in a Royal Afternoon Tea with piano music on the Bel Etage or in the lobby at the Adlon. You can choose from 40 different teas at a fine tea time with live music on weekends at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.

Where: Opera Court at the Hotel de Rome, Behrenstrasse 37, Mitte
Adlon Kempinski, Unter den Linden 77, Mitte
The Ritz-Carlton, Potsdamer Platz 3, Mitte

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Tip 4: Spend an evening in the Pub

Restaurant und Bierbar Berliner Republik
Restaurant und Bierbar Berliner Republik © Berliner Republik

There are a few English - and a lot of Irish - pubs in Berlin. Near Kurfürstendamm you can get to know the world of Scotch whisky at Union Jack The Whisky Pub. Irish beer, cider and whisky, plus folk music and sports broadcasts, can also be found at the cozy Blarney Irish Pub in Kreuzberg.

Where: Union Jack The Whisky Pub, Schlüterstraße 15, Charlottenburg
Where: Blarney Irish Pub, Methfesselstraße 4, Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg

Tip 5: Find the perfect hat

Fiona Bennett
© visitBerlin, Foto:Dirk Mathesius

The English milliner Fiona Bennett has  moved her store to Potsdamer Strasse and produces her stylish hats and fascinators there. It's worth taking a look in the shop window alone, where you can watch the delicate creations being made.

Fiona Bennett, Potsdamer Strasse 81 - 83, Mitte

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Tip 6: Theatre in the Original language

Family trip to the theatre
Family trip to the theatre © Getty Images, Foto: Image Studios

As the name suggests, the International English Theatre - Performing Arts Center performs its plays in English. Entertaining programs, plays and shows run.

 International English Theatre - Performing Arts Center, Fidicinstraße 40, Kreuzberg

 International English Theatre

Tip 7: Watch movies in English

Cinema Delphi Lux in Berlin
Delphi Lux © Yorck Kinogruppe, Foto: Adrian Schulz

In Berlin, several cinemas show films in original language. The oldest is the Odeon in Schöneberg. Other theaters, such as the Delphi Lux, Babylon Kreuzberg or Neuem Off, also show films in the original versions. You can also see current blockbusters in the original at selected times at Zoo Palast or other large cinemas.

Odeon, Hauptstraße 116, Schöneberg
Delphi Lux, Yva Bogen, Kantstraße 10, Charlottenburg
Babylon Kreuzberg, Dresdener Straße 126, Kreuzberg
Neues Off, Hermannstraße 20, Neukölln

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Tip 8: Buy English books


You can relax and browse in the cozy bookstore Marga Schöller. English books - new and second hand - are also available at the Saint Georges bookstore. At Another Country you will find only second-hand books to buy or borrow, with over 20,000 books to choose from. The Kulturkaufhaus Dussmann also has its own English Bookshop.

Marga Schöllers Bücherstube, Knesebeckstrasse 33, Charlottenburg
Saint Georges, Wörther Straße 27, Pankow
Another Country, Riemannstraße 7, Friedrichhain-Kreuzberg
English & International Bookshop in the Kuturkaufhaus Dussmann, Friedrichstraße, Mitte

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Tip 9: Buy English specialities

Two women looking through a shop window in Berlin
Window shopping © GettyImages, Foto: Tom Werner

The original sausages and black pudding for an English breakfast? Ginger jam or a flowered teacup? Vinegar-flavored chips or a lavender soap? Everything you're missing after your last English vacation is on sale at Broken English.

Where: Broken English, Körtestraße 10, Kreuzberg

Shopping in Bergmannstraße

Tip 10: Visit the Alliierten Museum

Airplane Alliierten-Museum
Airplane Alliierten-Museum © Bezirksamt Steglitz-Zehlendorf

The Alliertenmuseum in Zehlendorf tells the story of the Western powers in Berlin from the time the troops marched in after the end of the war until they left in 1994. It also shows how enemies became friends, which had a significant influence on life in West Berlin. Incidentally, the British sector at that time included Spandau, Charlottenbug, Wilmersdorf and Tiergarten.

Please note: The Outpost Theatre is closed due to renovation work. You can see highlight objects from the permanent exhibition in the Nicholson Memorial Library. The outdoor area with the Airlift aeroplane and the last guardhouse from Checkpoint Charlie is still accessible. 

Where: Allied Museum Berlin, Clayallee 135, Zehlendorf

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Tip 11: Visit an English Service

Christmas tree
Christmas tree © Getty Images, Foto: Jasmin Awad / EyeEm

Charles III is the head of the Church of England. In Berlin you will also find an Anglican church in Charlottenburg: St. George's Church. In addition to services in English, it also hosts a Christmas market during the Christmas season, so you can even celebrate a typical English Christmas in Berlin.

Where: Preusssenallee 17 - 19, Charlottenburg


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does not smile on fotos. But in real life she enjoys with a smile in her face the rich cultural life of Berlin - the metropolis both in front of and behind the scenes. Her favourite season is the Berlinale, then she spends 10 days watching movies and writing about them in the blog. All posts