15 Great British Traditions

15 Great British Traditions


What is it really like to be British?

Every country comes with its own unique traditions and customs, and Britain is no exception. British people have lots of wonderful (and occasionally funny) traditions that many people outside of Britain have never heard of. Sure, most people know that the Brits love their tea and scones, but not many people know that they also love to eat fish and chips on Fridays.

If you want to learn a little bit more about British culture, here are 15 of the greatest British traditions.

15 Great British Traditons

1. Travelling on red buses or black cabs in London.

2. Making pancakes to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

3. Having a strong opinion about the correct way to make tea. Some Brits prefer to put the milk in first, but others strongly disagree!

4. The changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace. The guards are very recognisable due to their large hats!

5. Heading to a beer garden or pub as soon as the sun is shining.

6. Apologising even though you know that you didn’t do anything wrong.

7. The ability to form an orderly queue. British people know how to form a neat line, and people rarely try to push in as they know that they will be confronted by lots of angry eyes!

8. Guy Fawkes night, a night that celebrates Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the British Parliament.

9. Being very interested in the weather all of the time (including at night time).

10. Checking the weather before leaving the house, no matter what season it is.

11. Constantly being more polite than you actually need to be.

12. Having a full English with black pudding (congealed blood) for breakfast.

13. Always putting umbrellas down before taking them inside to avoid bad luck.

14. Celebrating Remembrance Day.

15. Eating fish and chips on a Friday to celebrate the end of the working week.

What do you think of these traditions? Do you have any traditions of your own? Let us know with a comment!

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