The Government has launched a web site to allow people to nominate their favourite English icons. Among those listed include the routemaster bus, stone henge, a cup of tea and the FA Cup.

You can also vote for them at

Personally, my favourites are stone henge, the red phone box, the traditional circular red post box, routemaster buses and Tower Bridge. Sadly, only two really exist anymore.

I’m surprised that Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben didn’t make it onto the BBC’s list. Friends from Australia often have these at the top of their lists to see.