Welcome to Bizarre Britain

    We're here to celebrate the customs, characters, news, history, traditions & language differences that make Britain great (and sometimes truly bizarre). Compared to a lot of nations, we’ve been around a pretty long time and we’ve picked up some bizarre customs and traditions along the way.  Depending on where you are in the country, traditional stereotypes may show the British as owning bowler hats, stiff upper lips, kilts, bagpipes, leeks, daffodils, potatoes, Guinness and sheep. We're nothing if not diverse although we do all share an inability to speak the Queen's English. Over here, only the Queen and her family talk like that.

    We’re actually a nation that rolls cheeses down hills, charms worms out of the ground and bans the monarch from the heart of government. Sensible changes to our legal system in recent years may now mean that you won’t be arrested for standing within 100 yards of the monarch without wearing socks but we’re still technically breaking the law if we carry a plank along the pavement. Think your country is odd? Try ours…

    Ask the Bizarre Brits

    Got a burning question about Britain or the British? Desperate to know what Scotsmen really wear under their kilts or why Morris Dancers wear bells on their legs? You've come to the right place. Click on the 'How can we help?' button and we'll do our best to answer even the most bizarre question for you. But not those that weird us out.....