Everything you need to know about England
Common tourist mistakes
Never cut the line in the UK! Queueing is very important and cutting the queue is considered an insult to the social etiquette. Whether you're stood at the bus stop, at the post office or in the super market till you will want to observe how everyone around you is positioning themselves in the queue. You will be able to see that you should keep a certain distance from the person in front of you and if a new till is opened at the supermarket the queue moves towards it in an orderly manner after waiting for a moment to either silently or vocally determine who's turn it was to pay. Mind the way in which people look at you and at each other, because this can give you clues about who can proceed in line.
Do not fall into every Tourist trap! It is only natural for you to want to ride on one of the iconic red double-decker buses. On this subject you should be aware that tourist double-decker buses can cost around 20 Pounds for one ride. You can however also ride in a public double-decker bus which will only cost about 2 Pounds instead. Choosing the latter option will still give you a fairly similar experience to how it would be like to ride in the tourist buses.
In case people walk on the right side of, streets and roads in your country, you will need to slightly change your way of thinking. In the UK you walk and drive on the left side of the road, which means that you will need to adapt to this way of moving if you want to avoid running into people and prevent them from walking into you. This means that it would be best to keep the direction of traffic on pavements and roads in mind until this becomes natural to you.
Hints and tricks
In England you will often find people saying "You alright" to each other in passing. Depending on how well you know the person who says it, this does not always mean that they want to know how you are feeling. It is often misunderstood as such, but in truth it is a greeting to which locals would usually respond by saying "Yeah, you alright". If you know the person well you can of course then go on to talk about how you are doing. Otherwise this is just meant as a greeting and nothing more than the interaction stated above is expected.
If you go to a pub with collegues you usually do not pay for your drinks separately, but instead take turns paying for rounds of drinks. Keep in mind that you should not be the only one to remain seated when making a toast on the British royal family, even if you are not a royalist.
If you use the headlight flasher in order to indicate that another driver may proceed in your country you will need to get used to not doing this when driving in the UK. This light indication rule does not apply there and locals will not recognize it if you do try to use it.