Signs of Britain

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You can learn a lot about a country by the signs people put up. Here are a few signs and other public messages that struck me for one reason or another.

Towpath code of conduct

chicken-killing dogs

the Londoner

wildlife area

badger brigade

sign in a British bookstore

London pub sign

worrying wildlife

Peace busker

violent art


art birches

Poem by Ewa Partum

museum exit sign

See also the signs in this post.


  1. What a great collection! And a fascinating perspective on our sign-happy nation.

    Very sorry to miss the gathering. I’m back on August 11th. When do you go back?


    1. Hi Dick. Sounds as if we might just be able to meet. I’m heading back to the states on the 15th.


  2. Fabulous post Dave. thank-you!


  3. These are terrific! (I love the one about the leopard). “Codes of conduct”…not something we tend to see in the USA.


    1. No, it isn’t, is it? Many British signs seem to appeal to the reader’s conscience in a way that American signs do not.


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