Tipping in the UK

Tipping is much less common in the UK than it is in the US.

  • Generally, restaurants will add in an optional service charge of 12.5% to your bill.
    This is completely optional and you are welcome to leave more or less as you see fit.
  • Taxi drivers do not expect a tip but are very grateful for anything you give them.
    Rounding up the fair for a typical ride or giving an additional pound or two if the driver offers extra services is greatly appreciated.
  • Tipping at hair salons and spas is generally 10-20% depending on your service.

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The American Women of Surrey (AWS), International Women's Group,  is a not-for-profit club founded in 1975 to provide a welcoming atmosphere for expatriates and their families living in Surrey. We offer social, cultural and philanthropic opportunities for our 230+ members representing more than 30 nationalities.


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P.O. Box 170
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KT11 2YJ

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