The U.K. has one of the highest population densities in the world, as well it’s population is made up of a diverse group of people with varied lifestyles. British cuisine was at one time recognized by simple, hearty meals made from local products, but with time and the huge cultural influx due to immigration, it has evolved many hybrid dishes using culinary styles from all over the globe.
Humour is one of the foundations of British society; it is used often and for a variety of different reasons, to establish a positive atmosphere, to create a sense of togetherness, to bridge differences, to introduce risky ideas, to criticize, to show appreciation or contempt of a person. Although the British have a reputation for being reserved, you will find that all over the country, people are usually quite friendly. You might have to get used to the fact that many (older) people address you as “Love”. Don’t worry, they don’t have any romantic intentions, it’s just a common turn of phrase.