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15 Annoying Things London Tourists Do, Fuelling Our Love/Hate Relationship

Lucy Bloxham Lucy Bloxham

15 Annoying Things London Tourists Do, Fuelling Our Love/Hate Relationship

Along with the obvious (walking too slowly/stopping in the middle of the street etc.) there are other things tourists do that really annoy Londoners. While we love you tourists, we really do – do you know how much you mean to our city – could you just maayybbee stop doing these things…for our sanity’s sake? Please? ☺️They are SO annoying! We aren’t having a go…just pointing out what you do as a friendly tip, a helpful nudge into the right direction…in the direction away from being annoying.

 

1. Try to use an oyster reader with a paper ticket.

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2. Own giant, colossal umbrellas.

3. Travel in groups of 60.

4. Rucksacks.

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5. Pose on the Abbey Road Crossing with no regard for cars.

6. Don’t let people off the tube first.

7. Take photos like this.

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This is NOT A THING! IT’S NOT LEANING. GO TO PISA! [Vice]
8. And ask you to do it for them. When you’re clearly in a rush. AS USUAL.

9. Try to distract the Queen’s Guard. And not succeeding. Ever.

10. Wheelie suitcases.

11. Feed the pigeons. THIS IS WHY THEY WILL TAKE OVER THE WORLD ONE DAY!

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12. Complain about the rain. It’s England.

13. Pronounce Leicester Square ‘Lei-chest-err-square’.

14. Go to Leicester Square.

15. Stand on the left.

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