Take a Peep into British Culture before your 1st London Trip

When it comes to European culture, in general, it can be said that there are similarities which can be observed to exist between the cultures of the various countries which make up the continent. This is especially true if one observes this as per the regions of Europe.

It is to be noted, however, that there is one region in Europe which has a culture which is quite different from that of the rest of the continent. That region happens to be Britain. However, within the region, it can be said that some similarities do exist.

Sarcasm happens to be part and parcel of the culture of Britain so if a person who is visiting does not appreciate it or understand it, he or she would do quite well to start building on his or her understanding of the concept as well as the usage of the same. The people of Britain use humour a fair amount, to say the very least, and sarcasm happens to be a very common, run of the mill variant of humour which is used on a daily basis. Sarcasm may be latent in a joke or it may also be very evident, and it is good for the person who is paying a visit to Britain to keep in mind that the question of whether to laugh at a sarcastic joke is something which is always dependent on the context the joke is arising out of.

There are words which are perfect synonyms in the English language which are common for words which are more commonly used in conversation but the people of Britain are quite well reputed to make use of the words which happen to be lesser utilised. For example, instead of using the word ‘pants’ like most of the English speaking people of the world do, the term ‘trousers’ is far more common among the people of Britain. Also, there are few grammatical errors which can be adjudged to be as bad as referring to the sport of football as soccer. As a matter of fact, there will be few other words which one can make use of, as compared to soccer that will be a very clear sign that the person speaking in clearly not from Britain.

London is an amazing place, to say the very least. However, it is to be kept in mind that the quality of the hotel a visitor to the city has chosen to book a room  at has a  very significant impact on not only the stay which is had by him or her, which could be said to be expected, but also with respect  to his or her enjoyment of London as a city as if the hotel happens to be substandard, than the tourist cannot really expect to be of the mind set or mood to enjoy going about the city all that much. A hotel which has the ability to not only match but also to well surpass the needs of a tourist is London Premier Kensington Hogarth Road Hotel and this is a hotel which has not only a location which is great but also has a reputation of drawing repeat visitors to stay at it.

Consuming alcohol while socialising is a very popular occupation of the British and it is to be kept in mind that the surroundings a person does this in is really not a bar, but is much more aptly known as a ‘pub’ or a ‘local’. It is also to be kept in mind that the pub in Britain is likely to be very different from that in other parts of the world. Not in the least with respect to the temperature of alcohol which is served. The visitor to a pub is very likely to get to know that when a drink is served in a pub which is in Britain, it is likely to be much warmer than he or she is generally used to. While beers can be served cold as well, this is generally not the case and this is especially true when it comes to a case.

While the Queen may happen to be the titular head of state and a large number of organisations or arms of the government may happen to have the name or the title of the Queen, one really should not ask a person from Britain about the Queen unless he or she knows the person very well. This is because there are few topics which are pertinent to Britain which are less divisive than this one. So, if a person happens to raise the topic of the Queen, he or she should be prepared for a conversation turning nasty or acerbic.

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