Category Archives: British Culture

Why Have Coffee Shops Become So Popular in the UK?

If you walk down any high street in the UK these days then it will become immediately apparent just how popular coffee has become in this country. Britain is often associated with drinking tea but coffee has become the drink

5 Ways to Make Your Shop A Success

Running a shop comes with a lot of challenges. As well as the day-to-day running of it, you need to think about how to stay competitive as well as protecting your business against risks such as theft and vandalism. If you

The Steps to Becoming a Landlord

Many people in the UK are now choosing to rent rather than buy. This is due to a combination of factors, including higher mortgage rates and an unstable job economy amongst others. If you’ve ever thought about investing in property to

Are You Thinking of Buying a Thatched Property?

Thatched roof properties are fairly rare in the UK yet many people dream of owning one. There’s a unique charm that thatched properties have that just cannot be replicated with a standard roof. There are many great things about owning a

A Guide to Owning a Horse

Go anywhere in the countryside in the UK and you’re likely to find plenty of horses. Considering they’re not what you’d consider traditional pets, horses are incredibly popular in the UK.  Horses have played a key part in British

What’s Involved in Running a Taxi Firm?

Taxis are something that nearly all of us use at one time or another. They’re also a key part of the UK’s image, especially the iconic London Black Cab. If you’ve ever wondered what’s involved in running a taxi firm, either

How Old Do You Need to Be to Drive a Lorry for a Living in the UK?

If you love driving then you might be currently thinking about becoming a Lorry driver. In order to drive a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) in the UK, you need to meet certain requirements and have done the necessary training. The training for becoming

How Common is Drink Driving in the UK?

Close to a thousand people are killed every year as a result of drink driving incidents, with many more seriously injured. It’s a big problem in the UK, in no small part due to the drinking culture that’s prevalent in