There are a lot of differences between British English and American English, some of which you’ll need to know during your time in London.

Words to Know

  • Chips = french fries
  • Crisps = potato chips
  • Biscuit = cookie
  • Pudding = dessert
  • Lift = elevator
  • WC (usually on a sign) = restroom
  • Queue = line (the kind in which you stand and wait)

Words to Avoid

  • Fanny = an extremely vulgar expression of the female anatomy

Find more information on English slang here.