The United Kingdom and the English people are always considered the European aristocrats and it is therefore very difficult to sometimes relate to them differently. However, like any other cultural tradition, the United Kingdom also carried its long list of fun and tales that can amuse you and make you wonder about the reasons for this diversity. Here are some of the fun facts about United Kingdom.
1. The tube system is a mode of transport that is very popular in London.
Tourists traveling from Leicester Square to the Covenant garden will definitely prefer to travel by the tube. However, the funniest thing is that it is quicker and easier to travel the distance by foot at any time. Also the tube is considered to be the largest underground system in the world, however it is the most expensive and the most unreliable form of transport and the distance that the tube system covers every week is equivalent to several trips around the globe.
2. The Windsor Castle is the oldest royal residence in the world and it is still being used by the royal family.
The Buckingham Palace was built in 1702 on the site of some infamous brothel. People believe that the Castle is hunted by many ghosts. And did you know that the Queen of England, which was considered to be the ruler of many parts of the world for a very long time cannot enter the House of Commons because she is not a member of their committee.
3. If you want to find the best and greatest varieties of teas in the world then you must visit England.
The English people are tea addicts and they drink about 20 times more tea than the Americans. You may not find all the kinds of teas grown in the United Kingdom; however, you will definitely find the English tea wherever there are English people around.
4. England can be considered to be one of the highest countries in the world to have the highest diversity.
This is quite a surprise to people all over the world, because the English people may not be considered to be as accommodating as they actually are. About 25 percent of the people that live in England were born outside of England. However, they have been able to adapt and become a part of this unique culture over the years.
5. London is very famous for its theaters and in fact there are theaters like the royal Bristol that have been showing shows from many years.
It is amazing to see how the cultural background of the English people allows them to engage on the theatrical arts with such a dedication. For a show to run for a hundred years definitely needs a lot of support from the public. The number of shows that have run for more than ten years in the industry is very large.
6. The English people have got their reputation for being the greatest conquerors in the world and their museum is a standing clarification to this fact.
In fact you can see and study at least two million years of world civilization in the British Museum. There is no other museum like this anywhere in the whole world.
7. The London Bridge is falling down is a very common nursery rhyme.
However, the only London bridge that has fallen down was about thousand years ago when the Saxons pulled the London Bridge down with ropes. It is amazing to learn that a simple nursery rhyme can live for some many years and still sound as if just happened yesterday or is about to happen at any time now. Of course, the United Kingdom is very famous for its bridges and tunnels and the river Thames which flows in the middle of London has about 200 bridges and 20 tunnels.
8. English people believe in luck and they believe in lotteries and they are very good at gambling also.
In fact some people believe that the English people are better at gambling that the American people, however it is very difficult to make the difference. It is estimated that about seventy five percent of the English population buys the lottery on very regular basis. Whether this is due to a habit of whether this is due to believe in luck is difficult to know, however it definitely helps maintain the life of gambling in the city in a healthy manner.
9. The English people have very strong cultural background rules about the way they conduct themselves in public and in their business.
They follow a very strict dressing etiquette and at the same time they follow rules like the importance of personal space and the outside world. Physical contact in public places is not part of the English culture. And if you are a person that is interested in the lives of others, you are going to have to be very careful with the English people as they are not so open to their personal life. They prefer to keep to themselves and they are not used to answering questions about their personal lives and may consider this to be bad manners.
10. You are not allowed to get drunk in an English pub.
This may be considered to be a very weird fact because you may want to get drunk when you go to a place like this. However, please be aware that this considered being a very strict rule. In Ireland in fact, you cannot get drunk if you have a cow. However, it is very difficult to understand the meaning of this rule.
The English culture is full of rules and regulations and there are many things that English people cannot take like arriving late for an appointment or talking about work after work hours. However, it is very interesting to note that although these are so many variations to the whole process, still the United Kingdom is considered to be one of the countries of the world that has accepted the maximum diversity of other cultures and backgrounds. This is something that normally affects the original cultural background of a country; however, you will find that this does has not really made any difference to the English culture. Visiting the United Kingdom can be a very pleasant and interesting experience full of diversity, history and a strong cultural background and artistic capacities beyond the human imagination, and at the same time thriving and becoming a very important country in the world from the economic and business point of view.