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Planning a trip or have a great travel story? Need travel tips or want to share your experiences (and photos)? Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, the Bimmerfest Travel Forum is your best resource on the Web.

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Old 06-26-2012, 03:19 AM
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Debrett's Guide to British Behavior

Debrett's have a useful online guide to British behaviour and etiquette.

Worth a read, even if you've traveled to Britain before.

For example here is the section on Tipping:

http://www.debretts.com/etiquette/br...z/tipping.aspx

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In the UK, tipping in restaurants is usually 'discretionary', but it is more discretionary in some places than others. Check your bill. 'Service not included' means just that, and it is usual to offer 10 per cent.
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In pubs, don't tip
I'd like to add that many pubs have a charity collection box at the end of the bar -- by all means put some change in.





This is an absolute must read:

http://www.debretts.com/etiquette/br...Understatement


Understatement is a key part of the culture and language. For example, "a spot of bother" translates to "Massive Disaster" in American.
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