UK ARRIVAL GUIDE | Londoners come pre-programmed with some unwritten rules of the city, which no one ever tells you about.
Here are some London ‘rules’ that you may find beneficial once you are there:
1- On public transport, if there is a seat further away, rather don’t sit next to someone – Londoners relish the little time they are allowed space.
2- For your own safety, do not stand on a street corner with your map. Beware of pickpockets and con artists. Be discreet about being lost or ask a local.
3- NEVER EVER stand still on the left side of escalators. This part is for people who want to walk up and down. Stopping is one of the most unforgivable London sins.
4- Don’t suddenly stop walking in the middle of a busy pavement. Londoners are always in a hurry. Be considerate and avoid rush hour when sightseeing.
5- Learn to love the queue – it seems to be a national sport. Don’t make a fuss or be rude, just go to the back of the line and wait your turn nicely.