20 Data unusual of London that they turn your world from head to toe

It is no secret that each country has its own traditions, special. And to a large extent it seems as if you already were familiar with them. But it happens sometimes that our stereotypes are nothing more than a myth. While some data on that we didn’t even have stopped to think, are actually part of their daily reality.

Great.guru decided to find out what is truth and what is a figment of the imagination. So is London. ¡Let’s go!

1. Although speak bad in English, don’t say

With total security, they will tell you that you speak well. If you insist a lot, be added that his English, in any case, it is worse.

2. Each year, the residents and visitors of the city forget about 80 thousand umbrellas in the metro

But metro employees have been found forgotten things still more strange: a bench of a park, a sword, a samurai, a human skull, three dead bats in a glass jar and even a coffin.

3. It is not usual to wash the clothes at home

Absolutely in any neighborhood it is easy to find a laundry.

4. No one will understand what it means to “15”

In London used “3 p. m.” Our system is only used in the army to indicate the direction, for example: “the enemy is at 15 hours”.

5. Pregnant women are allowed to do their small needs in the public right of way wherever they want

Can pee even in front of the Buckingham Palace, and no one is fined. They can even borrow the helmet of a police officer to do his business in a decent way.

6. The drivers of the famous black taxi it takes from two to four añosen to prepare for the exam

To pass the test of “Knowledge” it is necessary to know the location of 25 thousand streets and 20 thousand places. This requires hours and hours of study. In general, take time to learn between 2 and 4 years.

7. The drivers of london will take with you a glass in a pub

The drivers are very sociable. And if you’re still holding a conversation with them, you’ll surely propose to spend the evening in a pub enjoying a pint of beer.

8. The plugs almost always have a switch

Therefore, it is not necessary to pull the cable from the outlet.

9. The Queen requires permission to enter London

The permit issued by the mayor of London, according to an ancient law in london through which the people reserve the right to not let his sovereign in the capital.

10. The rains eternal London are a myth

In fact, London is considered one of the cities most dry of Europe. The annual average precipitation is 584 mm, a lower figure than Rome or Sydney. Serve as a comparison that in Milan is 1,000 and in Florence, of 870 millimeters.

11. An indispensable accessory of dress is the umbrella

Despite the data above, the umbrella is a key piece of the wardrobe that leads always and everywhere, because rain can occur at any time. But, usually, just as quickly ceases.

12. The English are not the most love the tea in the world

If we are asked what country occupies the first place in the celebration of the tea party, we tend to think that the United Kingdom will be in the list, as a minimum, in the second place, possibly after China. But in reality, among the first ten countries where they take more tea, the first position is occupied by Turkey, continue to Morocco, Ireland, Mauritania, and only after the United Kingdom. What you have imagined as well?

13. The metro, without machinist

In the underground of London there is a special line, Docklands Light Rail, whose trains are fully electronically controlled.

14. Any work after the 18

Working life in London, ending strictly at 18. With rare exceptions, someone stays in the office after that time.

15. Beer after work

At 18, in the squares and in the pubs of the city, you will surely find to office workers drinking a beer after a hard day of work.

16. To die inside the Parliament is strictly prohibited

If a representative of the people, suddenly, it feels wrong, it is urgent to move it to the street. For the “joy” of the tourists, passers-by and himself.

17. You can’t buy products after 22.30

After that time, the food stores are closed.

18. Newspapers for all

People leave their newspapers directly in the metro so that other people can read them. So, during the day, a newspaper has more than one owner.

19. The pet is the main dog

Londoners love their dogs. During a walk, one can be found, probably, to all the known races.

20. The Big Ben is not in fact a tower or a clock

Almost all believe that the Big Ben is a tower with a clock in London. But, in reality, this is called your bell of 13 tons, which is located inside the tower, behind the clock face.


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