Santa Monica is listed amongst the 10 most British towns in the U.S., according to

Around 5,000 British migrants are said to live in Santa Monica, the news site states.

“While the high-flown Christopher Isherwood and W.H. Auden were among the early settlers, nowadays it attracts the media and showbiz crowd looking for a convenient base from which to attack Hollywood,” wrote William Kay, the author of the online article.

He noted that several stores sell British biscuits, Frank Cooper marmalade and Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut bars, some favorite snacks of the ex-pats.

“The angry red suntans are an unmistakable sign that Santa Monica is Brit-by-the-sea, although it is usually the holidaymakers who have to slap on the Factor 50 because they are not used to the heat,” Kay wrote. “When they make the obligatory pilgrimage to the King’s Head pub, they find themselves competing with the resident Brits for a foaming pint of not-cold beer.”

Other cities to make the list include San Francisco, Boston, Kissimmee, Fla. and Chicago.

Someone who read the article posted on the website:

“I’m from Minnesota and just moved to L.A. Believe it about Santa Monica, there are a ton of Brits there, as well as British grocers.”

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