If the house contains no smoking room (oh the horror!
No one likes a fishy shake or to feel that their fingers are in a vise!
Dancing won’t start until about 6 couples have arrived, with the music provided by a small orchestra of about three or four musicians playing stringed instruments.
Whether it be in relation to speech, timeliness, body language or dining, politeness is key.
British etiquette dictates courteousness at all times, which means forming an orderly queue in a shop or for public transport, saying excuse me when someone is blocking your way and saying please and thank you for any service you have received is The British reputation for being reserved is not without merit.
It is considered rude to arrive late to a business meeting, medical appointment or formal social occasion such as a wedding.