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15 Uniquely British Things That You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

British people follow different cultures and lifestyles. However, many people have various opinions about what symbolizes Britishness. A user asked the forum, “What is the most British thing in your opinion?” Here are the common responses.

OFFERING TEA

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“Offering tea when people are upset.”

LET’S GRAB A PINT 

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“Having had the pleasure to study alongside British boys and girls, I’d say to them, ‘Let’s grab a pint’ at any point of the day, all the time. Good times.”

BEING SCARED BY ANYTHING FOREIGN 

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“Being British is about driving home from work in a German car, eating an Indian takeaway, watching American Shows on a Japanese TV and drinking Belgian beer in a home built by Polish bricklayers, standing on Turkish carpets, sitting on a Swedish sofa, and being scared by anything foreign.”

ROAST DINNERS 

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“Roast dinners. Though we’re not known for our culinary excellence, the great Sunday roast is a British institution.”

KEEPING CALM AND CARRYING ON 

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“Keep calm and carry on. ‘Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way,’ as Pink Floyd once said.”

PEPPA PIG 

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“Peppa Pig. It’s so British that it turns kids around the world occasionally British (my four-year-old included).”

ACTING LIKE THEY OWN THE PLACE 

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“Going on a holiday and acting like we own the place. Been doing it for hundreds of years.”

GETTING INTO A FIGHT 

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“Getting into a fight with some guy in the pub for no reason, then being arrested.”

GETTING OBNOXIOUS AT TOURISTS DESTINATION 

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“Getting wasted and being obnoxious at tourist destinations.”

WEARING THICK UNBREATHABLE CLOTHES 

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“Physical fitness activities/ athletic games performed while wearing thick unbreathable clothes in various shades of white.”

DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURALISM 

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“Diversity and multiculturalism stood out for me while in London.”

SARCASM

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“Sarcasm. Our sense of humor is our greatest export. I feel at home when whoever I’m with, no matter how many of them, are all poking fun at each other.”

LOW STANDARD HOUSING 

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“Low standard housing with separate hot and cold water taps on the bathroom sink.”

CARPETED BATHROOM 

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“Carpeted bathrooms. It’s not so common anymore, but I have stayed in hotels that had them. Oddly comfy but gross at the same time.”

FISH AND CHIPS 

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“Fish and chips. I can’t believe this is their iconic dish.”

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