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Top 11 tips for things in Berlin that are typically English

Eat, shop & drink Tea the English way

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From March 29 to March 31, King Charles III and his wife Camilla will be visiting Berlin. The program includes an entry in the Golden Book of Berlin, a visit to the Ukraine Arrival Center and the Komische Oper, and a state banquet.
On Wednesday afternoon you will have the chance to see Charles and Camilla. At the Brandenburg Gate there will be a welcome from with military honors. Admission starts already at 10:30. You should be there by 13:30 at the latest.

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
© Getty Images, Foto: Maskot

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.

Where: 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.

Where: The Cottage, Blumberger Damm 44 (in the Gardens of the World), Marzahn.
When: Wednesday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where: Teahouse in the English Garden, Altonaer Str. 2 (in the Tiergarten), Mitte
When: Monday - Saturday 12 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

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: Shop the English way

Fiona Bennett
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The outfit for the perfect appearance as a lady or gentleman can be found at Chelsea's Farmer's Club. In this charmingly eccentric store, you can stock up on tweed suits, rain jackets and the real Hunter boots. And of course, the typical colorful socks to match the suit are not missing.
You can really dress up with the fashionable clothes of the English designer Paul Smith, who has opened his store on Potsdamer Strasse in Berlin.
Almost next door, you'll find the perfect hat for the horse race or the Queen's garden party. The English milliner Fiona Bennett has also moved her store to Potsdamer Strasse. It's worth taking a look in the shop window alone, where you can watch the delicate creations being made.

Where: Chelsea Farmers Club, Schlüterstraße 49, Charlottenburg
Paul Smith, Potsdamer Strasse 75, Mitte
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.

Where: 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.

Where: Marga Schöllers Bücherstube, Knesebeckstrasse 33, Charlottenburg
Where: Saint Georges, Wörther Straße 27, Pankow
Where: Another Country, Riemannstraße 7, Friedrichhain-Kreuzberg
Where: 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
When: Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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.

Where: Allied Museum Berlin, Clayallee 135, Zehlendorf
When: Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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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