When in Rome
Having written about the tipping cultures of USA and Japan, we’re moving over to Europe to see how you tip ‘when in Rome’.
Showing your gratitude
America is probably the country that most people associate with tipping. It causes debate after debate about how much should be left as a tip or in fact, more recently, whether tips should be left at all.
I am a keen traveller and often go on short city breaks across Europe and occasionally further afield to more exotic climates other than the cold, wet city that is London (my base). I'm used to tipping in the U.K based upon the service I receive and whether or not I'm feeling flush (not very often), but when I'm overseas I feel that good old British need to be super polite and (over)tip. After all, I am representing my country and I don't want people thinking we're rude.