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Tea and crumpets, a piping hot Sunday roast, forming an orderly queue- the British have made some excellent contributions to our plates, and the world. When you find yourself on a flight to the U.K, it’s only natural to want to experience it all. Here are five of the most British things you can do on your trip. Do them all and you might come back with a twang in your accent and a new penchant for a perfectly cooked scone.

Have a Sunday roast at the pub

Wherever you are in the U.K, from inner city London to the Isle of Wight, you won’t be too far away from a pub serving up a Sunday roast. With roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, gravy and the must-have Yorkshire pudding, the traditional Sunday roast has been served up since the 1400’s. Usually eaten after church, we won’t tell if you skip the service and head straight for the pub. If you’ve got the time, and the sun is out, you can’t go wrong with a few pints in the beer garden too.

pub roast

Dedicate a whole afternoon to tea

Is there anything more British than the humble cup of tea? The answer is no. So why not dedicate a few hours of your day to drinking cups upon cups of the stuff. We’re talking about the phenomenon of high-tea. Go traditional with a posh afternoon at The Ritz, or millennial-cool with a pink-hued affair at Sketch. Wherever you go, make sure you soak up that tea with as many tiny sandwiches as you can handle.

Get a picture outside of the Buckingham Palace

Love them, or hate them, you can’t deny the British Royal Family are pretty popular folk. Who doesn’t love tuning into a grand royal event, or reading up on the family's drama-filled history? A trip to London isn’t complete without a whizz past the Buckingham Palace. Get a photo with a ‘beefeater’, breathe the same air as Royalty, and strike your best touristy pose.

buckingham palace guard

Ride in a black London cab

This experience is going to set you back a couple of tenners, and let’s be real, driving around in a cab isn’t going to be that thrilling, but it is an iconic British experience. Maybe save this one for when it starts to rain - as it’s almost guaranteed to do. Perhaps do it on the way to see a show in West End or when you’ve eaten too many little sandwiches at high tea.

Go sunbathing in the park

When the sun's out and the temperature is above 15 degrees, you better believe that everyone in Britain will be out and about in the parks. If you’re there on one of these mystical days, make sure you join them for this quintessential British summer experience. Pack the Pimm's and don’t forget to sunscreen up. You don’t want to join the sunburnt masses trekking to Boots for aloe vera the next day,

If you’re heading to the U.K, make sure you pop a few of these British experiences on your list of things to do.Tea and crumpets, a piping hot Sunday roast, forming an orderly queue- the British have made some excellent contributions to our plates, and the world. When you find yourself on a flight to the U.K, it’s only natural to want to experience it all. Here are five of the most British things you can do on your trip. Do them all and you might come back with a twang in your accent and a new penchant for a perfectly cooked scone.

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