Stephen Fry’s guide to British manners

Ahh, the British – there’s nobody quite like them.

Looking to drive this point home, Heathrow Airport has enlisted the help of actor/writer/comedian and all-round legend Stephen Fry to school new arrivals on a few basic etiquette rules to help them on their way.

In the new video released on Youtube, Stephen Fry tries to educate new arrivals on the art of queueing, being polite to the point of awkwardness, and how a shrug and a tut can say more than words could ever express.


Hopefully the powers that be decide to make a series of these videos. Next up they should tackle the correct way to make a cup of tea, how to correctly dunk a biscuit, and why Corrie/Emmerdale should be mandatory viewing.

What do you think of the video?

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Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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Written by Chris Ashton