11 Stereotypes About The British That Are Actually True

14/08/2014 10:15 | Updated 14 August 2014
  • Andrea Mann The Huffington Post UK

But what about the ones that are?

We asked our colleagues, friends and family to name the stereotypes about us Brits that actually ring true. And they are...

1. We do have a stiff upper lip. But it's helped to get us through two World Wars.

winston churchill peace sign

2. We love tea. No, really. We could drink it all bloody day.

3. We do, however, have a serious nationwide problem with alcohol. Whoops!

4. The British countryside really IS beautiful. All rolling hills, green meadows and sweet rural villages. LOOK:

cotswolds

5. And a lot of our architecture really does look like Downton Abbey:

castle howard north yorkshire (That's Castle Howard)

blenheim palace (That's Blenheim Palace)

chatsworth house (That's Chatsworth House)

longleat england (That's Longleat)

highclere castle (That's Downton Abbey. Yes, it actually exists. It's called Highclere Castle.)

6. We're ridiculously polite...

7. So we apologise a lot...

8. But yes, we're terrible snobs and secretly judging you.

9. Of course we love The Beatles. We're only human (and British).

beatles

10. Our national cuisine isn't especially, erm, refined.

john wood fish and chips

11. We love Doctor Who. He's a national treasure (and so is Peter Capaldi. Trust us: you're going to love him).

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