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10 Things You Need to Know Before Travelling to the UK

10 Things You Need to Know Before Travelling to the UK

By Uktong Team 10/19/2017

Whether you are looking for fun, knowledge or adventures, you are highly likely to find it in the UK. We know that before visiting some place you want to be prepared. The best way is to research your destination, plan your routes and check the transportation. In order to save your time searching about local life, we made you a list of things you need to know before travelling to the UK.


  1. Tea is the most important drink that you will be offered anywhere and anytime. Celebrations, sunny days, rainy days – these are all perfect opportunities for a cup of tea.
  2. The UK is not only England. There are also Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. So the Queen is the Queen of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  3. They really do talk a lot about weather. They all seem to be weather forecasters. And they moan when it´s sunny, they moan when it´s rainy, they moan all the time. But it’s a perfect starter if you want to know somebody better.
  4. Some places have bizarre names such as Cock Alley, Boggy Bottom, Booty Lane, Twat or Sandy Balls (I know, we all giggled). You will find many hilarious names all around the country.
  5. They have crazy traditions such as Bonfire Night, Cheese Rolling or Nettle Eating.
  6. Queueing is a serious business in the UK. Never try to jump a queue if you value your life. Know your place and get in line.
  7. You can drink on the street without fear of being punished. Just wait for the first hint of sun and go on that pavement or grass and enjoy it to the fullest.
  8. When you are on an escalator, step on the right. Those in rush need space to pass by you. Otherwise we are not responsible for what might happen to you.
  9. There is something they call a Sunday roast and it is something you have to try. It is one of the most famous UK dishes. Just go to a local pub and grab one for yourself.
  10. If you agree on “a quick pint” you can say goodbye to the rest of the day. It usually turns into numerous pints of lager till it is time for waiters to go home.

By UKtong Team 10/19/2017UKtong Info