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Mushy peas, really?

They do things a little differently in the United Kingdom, and for the most part that’s a good thing. It’s part of the undeniable allure around a trip to the United Kingdom. From driving on the wrong left side of the road to a strange infatuation with mushy peas, there are British traditions which many American jet setters fail to come to terms with. In an effort to demystify all things British culture, British Airways has created a video explaining “Britishness”. If you’re not ready for some fish n’ chips and a pint in London after watching this, you’ll never be. Join the fun.

Well there you go: mushy peas are best with salt and vinegar, Prince Harry will soon be getting married to Rachel Zane Meghan Markel and you really don’t need to tip more than the included 10-15% tip on the bill. That’s right America: no one wants your 22% tips. Well, we’re sure many waitstaff would gladly appreciate them, but then it makes everyone else look bad, so if you want to make friends in London, or any of the dreamy nearby areas – do as the Romans… errr Brits do. London is without a doubt one of the greatest destinations on earth and with so much to do over the summer, from royal weddings to Wimbledon and English gardens – there’s something for everyone.

What’s the strangest British tradition?

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