Top 50 traditions "all brits engage in" revealed

Ahead of the Queen’s 90th birthday, 2000 UK dwellers outlined the things they do, say and experience that make them quintessentially British.

According to the results, compiled by holiday company Sovereign, there's nothing we love more than apologising for something we didn't do, dunking biscuits and tutting. Here are the top 50 things people said make them "quintessentially British".

50. Obsessing about the traffic

49. Maypole dancing to celebrate May Day

48. Refusing to complain about bad service

47. Having a strong opinion about whether you put the milk in before the tea & hot water, or vice versa

46. Flocking to the beach as soon as the temperature rises

45. Morris Dancing

44. Travelling by black cabs or red buses in London

43. Instinctively wanting to go the pub on a sunny day

42. Arguing about politics

41. Doing DIY on a bank holiday weekend

40. Drinking cider in Somerset

39. Reading the newspapers in the morning

38. Doing a spot of gardening on a bank holiday

37. Playing conkers in the playground

36. Moving around the garden to catch the sun rays through the day

35. Loyalty to the BBC

34. Taking layers of clothing to the beach, just in case it’s cold or the sun goes in when you get there

33. Taking great pride in celebrating one-time special events

32. Barbequing at the first hint of sunshine

31. Tutting or sighing loudly if someone jumps a queue, but not doing anything about it

30. Trying to catch the very last rays of sun on a summer’s day

29. Considering meat and two veg as the staple parts of a main meal

28. Always taking an umbrella down before you get indoors

27. Visiting Pantomime at Christmas

26. Keeping a stiff upper lip at all times

25. Getting the strawberries and cream out to watch Wimbledon

24. Watching the Queen’s Speech on Christmas Day

23. White weddings

22. The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

21. Eating pasties when visiting Cornwall

20. Enjoying a cream tea in Devon

19. Being proud of your garden

18. Adhering to rules (following the arrows the correct way round the car park, for example)

17. The sending and receiving of greetings cards

16. Checking the local weather report before travelling anywhere

15. Dunking biscuits in tea

14. Saying sorry when you’ve not done anything wrong

13. Pancake flipping on Shrove Tuesday

12. Eating fish and chips on a Friday

11. Celebrating Remembrance Day

10. Being overly polite in every eventuality

9. Having an avid interest in the weather at all times

8. Eating turkey on Christmas Day

7. Guy Fawkes night

6. Going to the pub

5. Cheering on the underdog

4. The ability to queue nicely

3. Eating a full English breakfast

2. Putting the kettle on in a crisis

1. Eating a traditional roast dinner on a Sunday

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