Find everything that women travelers in England need to know about health, romance, women’s rights and safety.

All the information below is provided by Pink Pangea community members based on their experiences abroad.  Add your voice!


Health

Feminine Hygienic Products

Monika says: The supermarkets (like Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Waitrose) as well as the main drugstores (Superdrug and Boots) located all over London are well stocked with feminine needs.

Birth Control

Monika says: Drugstores (Boots, Superdrug) all over London.


Romance

Dating Locals

Monika says: Don’t go to pubs by yourself. Talking to men in pubs or clubs usually makes the statement that you are looking to become romantic. Americans can be very touchy and engaging, which can sometimes be misconstrued by less-social/extroverted Brits as flirting or romantic interest.

Types of Men

Monika says: Several types: Love soccer, love going to pubs, like to complain, make political and dry humored jokes, will pick on you if they like you, like to start debates.


Women's Rights

Women’s Rights

Monika says: England could be seen as very egalitarian.

Local Women

Monika says: It’s considered okay for American women to be more outgoing and flirty. They may also be seen as less educated or wealthy. Kokes about eating fast food or not being athletic often come up. Many Brits consider Americans to be looser, but also more attractive than British women.

Women-Specific Environments

Monika says: Women are not recommended to go to pubs or a soccer-screenings by themselves at night. These arenas are very concentrated with males and any women present can be seen as looking to meet guys.

Perception of American Women

Monika says: American women are seen as nonathletic, uneducated, and overweight. American women are expected to love movies, reality tv, hip hop music, to be unaware of global politics, to think America is the greatest country in the world, and to be flirtatious, smiley, and outgoing.


Safety

Transportation

Monika says: Don’t sit on the upper level of the double decker buses at night.

Clothing

Monika says: Anything goes. But stay away from “Pro-America” t-shirts/conversation tees.

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