1. The traffic
regulations in Great Britain
differ from ours: we are to keep to right, while they keep to the left.
2. The English buses
are very high, because they are double-decked.
3. The concentration
of some professions in certain streets is characteristic for London. For example, if someone works in
Fleet Street, you know that he is a journalist, if someone works in Harley Street, you
know that he is a medical man.
4. The post-letter
boxes are yellow in Britain
while we have red and blue.
5. The houses are not
very big, they are mostly two-storeyed buildings with as many little gardens as
there are lodgers in the houses. The windows of one and the same house are
painted in different colours. And not only the windows, the doors, steps and
walls are painted in different colours, everybody paints his own part of the
house in the colours he likes the best.
6. Central heating is
found in very few houses even in London.
In most rooms there is a fireplace. Englishmen are fond of spending their
evenings round the fire. This is an old tradition.
7. The English people
like tea more than coffee, that’s why there are so many tea-rooms or tea-shops
where people go shopping and can have a rest.