Adele, Beatles compete for best thing about Britain title

Updated: Jun 30, 2012, 14:15 PM IST

London: Adele, The Beatles and Susan Boyle are among the stars competing to be named Great Britain`s `top cultural offering` in a new poll.

Queen Elizabeth II, One Direction, the Harry Potter books and Dusty Springfield have also been shortlisted in the `Greats of Great Britain` survey, which aims to find the public`s favourite performers, sites, food and attractions, reported Daily Star.

Individuals with the highest numbers of votes will have the opportunity to perform live at the `Great Exhibition` event later this year.

And the competition is stiff - the British sarcasm, fish and chips, pubs, the BBC, William Shakespeare, the Union Jack and a cup of tea have all been nominated as the best thing about Britain.