Facts To Know More About The UK And Their History

This article is about the United Kingdom, here you know some fun facts about the UK. If you don't know much about this country, here is some little information for you. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and it's a constitutional monarchy where people love their Queen Elizabeth II. The capital of the United Kingdom is London, the world's leading commercial, cultural centers and financial country.


1 - British drink 165 million cups of tea a day.

Tea

Tea is the most famous drink among Brits. It is estimated that every day they can drink 165 million cups of tea.


2 - Did you know that stamps originated in the UK?

Stamps

The first postage stamp in May 1840 was created in the U.K., and it featured Queen Victoria.


3 - Chicken tikka is the most eaten dish in the UK.

Chicken Tikka

It’s not a typical food in the U.K, The typical food is Yorkshire beef and roast beef. The Brits have voted Chicken Tikka as their national dish and Chicken Tikka is actually Indian food.


4 - Some Royal weddings are celebrated as a public holiday.

Royal Weddings

Royal weddings are national holidays and the day after the ceremony, people get a day off from their work.


5 - Horses have their own passport.

Horses

Horses, donkeys, ponies, zebras and mules must have an equine passport. It's important even if they never leave their field or city.


6 - Red Lion is the most common pub name.

Red Lion Pub

Around 500 pubs in the UK have the common Red Lion name.


7 - First underground subway system started in London.

Underground Subway

London was the first city in the whole world to have an underground subway system and was originally opened in 1863 for locomotive trains.


8 - Children can consume alcohol at home.

Alcohol

Children in the United Kingdom over 5 to 16 years old can consume alcohol at home and other private areas as much as they like.


9 - One of the largest libraries in the world is in London.

Librarie

In London, sprawling British Library in King’s Cross where are over 170 million items in their catalog. Millions of books, manuscripts, stamps, digital items and newspapers.


10 - The Queen might wish you a happy birthday on your special day.

Queen Elizabeth II

In the United Kingdom people who turned 100 get a telegram birthday wish from the Queen, it’s actually a personalized card. It’s not just limited to your 100 birthday, you can apply for your 105th birthday too and after you turn 105 you get a birthday wish every year.

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