List of cultural icons of England

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This list of cultural icons of England is a list of people and things from any period which are independently considered to be cultural icons characteristic of England.

Animals[edit]

Art[edit]

Books and documents[edit]

Buildings and structures[edit]

Big Ben, a.k.a. the Elizabeth Tower

Clothing[edit]

Customs and traditions[edit]

Education[edit]

Emblems[edit]

Festivals[edit]

May day illustration by Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)

Fictional characters[edit]

Film[edit]

Folk tales[edit]

Food and drink[edit]

Military heroes[edit]

Music[edit]

"Land of Hope and Glory" sheet music, 1902

Anthems[edit]

Classical composers[edit]

Sir Edward Elgar, 1912

Conductors[edit]

Rock & Pop[edit]

Alternative/Independent[edit]

Orders, decorations, and medals[edit]

Periodicals[edit]

The Times, 6 July 1863

Philosophers[edit]

Politicians[edit]

Radio[edit]

BBC Radio logo

Religion[edit]

Pope Adrian IV / Nicholas Breakspear: the only English Pope

Royalty[edit]

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Scientists[edit]

Sport[edit]

The Queen presents the 1966 World Cup to England captain Bobby Moore

Television[edit]

Children's[edit]

Comedy[edit]

Drama[edit]

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, broadcast live on 2 June 1953

Other[edit]

Transport[edit]

Cars[edit]

Water[edit]

Air[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Writers[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Fox hunting, before the 2005 ban

References[edit]

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