The UK is a fabulous place to travel to explore and while you are there you will realize that there are many activities that are quintessentially British. You should give some them a try because the 65 million people that live there cant’ be wrong. Here are 6 quintessentially British activities that you will love.
Enjoying Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea is an important part of the UK culture. Tea is served in the late afternoon and It is served with a selection of sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, or other delightful treats. It is a great way to get rid of those hunger pains that you feel between lunch and dinner. When you are visiting London you must try the afternoon tea at Claridges. They serve a delightful selection of scones, pastries, and finger sandwiches.
Narrowboating on the UK’s Waterways
Exploring the UK’s waterway by narrowboat is a relaxing pastime that can be done at any time of year although it is most popular during the summer months. The boats can sleep up to 12 people and they also have bathrooms, showers, and small kitchens. There are more than 3,000 miles of canals to explore. You can travel along past breathtaking scenery, see wild animals, and stop at any town or city that has a dock that you can tie your boat up to.
Enjoy a Roast Dinner on Sunday
A lot of people in the UK enjoy the weekly tradition of enjoying a roast dinner on Sundays. Everyone in the family sits down together and enjoys the hearty meal. As a tourist you won’t be able to experience the thrill of walking into the kitchen and smelling the wonderful smells that are coming from the oven. But you can still enjoy the Sunday Roast experience by heading to a pub or carvery. The traditional Sunday roast dinner consists of roasted pork, beef, or lamb, roasted potatoes, Yorkshire puddings, gravy, stuffing and vegetables. You will love this tradition so much you will want to start doing it at home.
Visiting Magnificent Stately Homes
There are many stately homes in the UK that are open to the public. You can explore the gardens, wander the grounds, and even tour some sections of the house. Many of the homes contain stunning architecture, beautiful antique furniture, and the homes have been in the same family for centuries. It is a great way to see how someone else lives and it is a fabulous way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. If you really enjoy visiting the stately homes, bear in mind that if you are looking for employment, you could get a job working for a private household in one of these impressive houses.
Go For A Walk In The Countryside
Walking in the countryside is a great way to unwind from the stressful moments that occur in life. There are many lovely country areas in the UK to go walking in. The geography of the UK is varied and there are plenty of lovely areas to walk. Cornwall, The Yorkshire Dales, The Lake District, Essex, and Oxfordshire are just a few of the lovely places that you could go for a brisk walk in the countryside.
Visit A Milliner In London
The British women love their hats. They wear hats to fancy parties, weddings, and funerals. You can visit a milliner in London where they sell hats for various occasions and you may be able to have a custom made hat designed and made for you. You can see which style of hat would best suit you here.