Comedy

11 Stereotypes About The British That Are Actually True

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.

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:

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

(That's Castle Howard)

(That's Blenheim Palace)

(That's Chatsworth House)

(That's Longleat)

(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).

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

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