5. It’s always cold and foggy in the UK
People often say that cold, foggy and damp weather conditions are the same as in Britain, where it’s always raining. There are quite a few foggy days in the UK, due especially to the warm sea currents that keep winter temperatures rather high and cause summers to be quite rainy and damp. But rest assured – there are more than enough sunny days all over the UK.
4. The Queen rules England
Gone are the times when the Her Majesty was the sole ruler of the British Isles. Today the Royal Family is a symbol the Commonwealth. The Queen has power to appoint high ranking clergymen and grant knighthoods. While the Royal family is not the “de facto” ruler of the country, it has a lot of influence on it. Her meetings with the Prime Minister happen behind closed doors.
3. England, the UK and Great Britain are all the same
A common misconception about the country. The full name of the UK is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain consists of England, Scotland and Wales, the latter two have their own governments.
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2. Food is bad in the UK
People are under the impression that British food is not good. Of course, some of the courses consumed by the inhabitants of the UK might sound strange to outsiders – take black pudding, for example, or haggis (this is a Scottish dish, by the way). From their national dish (fish and chips) to their more sophisticated foods, the British eat well, with mostly locally sourced ingredients, and with the heavy use of tasty herbs and seasonings. Some of the most famous chefs in the world are from the UK.
1. Everything stops for afternoon tea
While it is considered one of the oldest traditions of the UK (by foreigners, of course), afternoon tea is a relatively new addition to the ceremonies of the British, it was introduced by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford in 1840. Today afternoon tea is a handful of cookies washed down with a cup of tea. Some tea shops and hotels still organize traditional afternoon teas, with sandwiches, cakes and all the likes, but it’s usually a special event than an everyday occurence.