17 Things No One Will Tell You Before You Move to England

England is an amazing place: full of culture, beautiful scenery, and enough pubs to make sure no one will ever be short of a drink. Here are a few things that people may not tell you before you move there.

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1. It rains a lot

It really does. Most people joke about this when talking about the UK, but it’s a real thing. Springtime in England is a great time to make sure that you have a good pair of wellies (rubber boots).

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2. If someone offers, take the cup of tea

Tea is a cornerstone of English culture. Whether you like a strong brew or something that barely discolors the water, it’s always polite to take people up on their offer of a cuppa — the biscuits are optional.

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3. Don’t worry so much about tipping

In England, wait staff makes at least minimum wage, so don’t worry so much about tipping 15%. For great service, most people add an extra 10% or so on to the bill.

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