10 tall tales to tell non-Brits about the UK

10 tall tales to tell non-Brits about the UK by defenceimages

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 1st April 2015 and has been read 5240 times.

Every year abroad student is used to feeling like a fish out of water in a strange country, but for one day only we unashamedly encourage you to turn the tables by 'educating' your foreign friends on the ins and outs of British culture.

1. It’s considered polite to introduce yourself to the people sitting next to and opposite you on the tube.

anigif enhanced-buzz-16888-1372792223-26

2. Queue jumping is a finable offence.

tumblr myuqnxZ7gy1rcny7ko1 500

3. The announcements on the London Underground are all recorded by members of the British Royal Family.

tumblr nen7z0XCms1tm5228o1 500

4. There’s an ancient law that forbids British citizens to dislike tea.

tumblr mlw11pjtS41rcd7sno1 400

5. 31st July is National Harry Potter Day.


6. The village of Midsomer is the most dangerous place on Earth.

tumblr inline mukw71tMIp1s3a128

7. The Daily Mail is an avant-garde piece of satire.

tumblr me8fuqscMl1r4tswv

8. Employers are legally obliged to allow their employees to spend at least 2 hours outdoors on sunny days.

tumblr m6htueXsEJ1r8145qo1 500

9. Saying 'sorry' is outdated and only done in very polite society.

tumblr mlm307c8uE1re5d0ao1 500

10. If you’re quick enough to catch a pigeon in London, you can claim a £20 reward.


If you would like to comment, please login or register.