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    Posted on Mar 22, 2017

    17 Odd Things That Are Very Specific To British Airports

    Have you ever landed in a British airport when it wasn't raining? Didn't think so.

    1. The day you go to the airport will probably have the nicest weather you've had in weeks.

    2. You'll also miraculously experience the heaviest traffic you've had in weeks.

    3. Once you get there and past security, you'll realise you haven't got the right power adapter and have to pay an extortionate price to get one.

    What is even the point of there being different power adapters in every country? And why must the UK insist on having one totally different to every other place in the world?

    4. You'll also decide that you absolutely must have every toiletry product in travel-size.

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    Suddenly, you'll believe that on this weekend getaway to Amsterdam, you're going to need sea salt texturising spray for the first time in your life.

    5. You might buy one of these pillows, which you won't end up using because they actually do fuck all.

    The only pillow that will actually make you less comfortable.

    6. You will realise that airports are the final battleground for franchised coffee places.

    7. You'll treat yourself to an M&S meal deal, which is frankly a British tradition and should be respected as such.

    8. You'll spend ages in high street shops that you'd never normally go into.

    9. Every single corridor is a soulless grey tube.

    10. When you land back in Britain, without fail, it will NOT be sunny.

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    Every single time, the sky will be grey. Even if all forecasts predicted perfect weather, the clouds will uniformly align over the airport upon your arrival. It's just a known fact of the universe.

    11. It'll also be slightly colder than you expect.


    It'll look cold, but it'll still somehow be colder.

    12. And you'll ask yourself, "Why did I ever return to this damp rock?"

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    13. Or you will think "Thank god I'm back on this damp rock. Thank god I no longer have to deal with the sun, that awful hot thing."

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    And you will wish it goodbye for another year.

    14. You will give a sigh of relief when you see the familiar, sterile blue glow of a Boots store.

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    There is something comforting about knowing exactly where you need to go when you want to buy a sandwich, some false eyelashes, and haemorrhoid cream all at once.

    15. This will also be the only time you ever see a WHSmith store anymore.

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    Why are they almost exclusively at airports now?

    16. And then shed a little tear when you pay an extortionate price for whatever public transport you need to get home.

    17. But at least you're home, in good ol' Blighty.

    Even if the weather is always shit.

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