Stereotypes are a very common practice. Every place in the world is famous for something. People recognize the place or the area with something they have in mind about it. For example, people remember Italy with Pizza or Italian dishes such as Pasta. They associate Canada with Maple Leaves and really nice people. Now we don’t know if all of this is true about their people unless we visit the place ourselves and experience things there. I spent some time in London and realized that I could test a lot of stereotypes and see for myself if they were true or false. Here are a few of them.
The Tea Obsession:
Everywhere in the world, England is known for tea. You’d think that they bathe in tea every morning if you start believing what people think. I used to think that British people could well replace water with tea if they could because they love it that much, and whenever I saw someone not including it ridiculously in their lives in London, I was skeptical about their origins. But I found out that British people don’t overdo things like that. Of course, they enjoy tea. It is wonderful and the way they make it is better than any tea I have ever had. So I’d understand why they love it so much. But they really just fancy having a tea time for themselves where they sit and unwind in peace.
About the People:
I often heard that the people of London aren’t as welcoming as we’d assume. I was scared of acceptance as I don’t blend in nicely. But people were exceptionally nice and it took me by surprise. I was offered help whenever I was in trouble in public. Smiling was very common. As a customer, I was always greeted lovingly. I felt very welcome and every day I wanted to stay longer. If anything, London is full of sweet hearts. Even public transport was never boring for me as I always found someone as talkative as me and we’d usually hit it off quite well.
This is very true. People always told me that you’ll find people of all kinds in London. It’s basically the Tokyo and New York of England. Every country has a city like that; a city that blends together people of all backgrounds and brings you a diverse representation of the entire country. That’s what I found in London and being a very social person, it made my stay remarkable. I came across many people that I could feel as my own and many people who were totally different from me but very friendly. It was like a whole new world. So, yes, it is true that London oozes diversity.
Everyone has their own idea of a vacation. if you ever want to go see a place that brings together different cultures and different people, you must go visit London.