5 Weird British Laws That Still Exist Today

While you might think you know what’s against it Law and what is not, there are some laws that still exist from years ago that you may not be aware of.

Here’s a summary of some of the interesting ones British Laws that exist. did you break any?

British Laws You May Not Know

Shaking a carpet on the street

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While you may think that getting up early to clean your house is a good idea to get chores out of the way, you may need to reconsider your actions.

It is illegal to shake carpets, rugs and even mats before 8am Section 60 of the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 with the exception of floor mats.

To be drunk in a licensed pub or establishment

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Drinking alcohol in a pub is a popular activity in the UK, but getting drunk in a pub is against the law.

That Licensing Act 1872 (Section 12) states that someone found intoxicated in a public place “shall be fined up to a maximum limit”.

Fly a kite

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If you spend your summer days outside with family, you could be breaking the law without realizing it.

Flying a kite may seem like an innocent activity, but it’s actually illegal in a public place.

Section 54 of the Metropolitan Police Act 1839 Danger and “nuisance to residents or passengers” prevented.

Knock on the door and run away

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The game of knocking on someone’s door and running away wasn’t really meant to be played.

That Metropolitan Police Act 1839 states that “any person who willfully and wantonly disturbs a resident by pulling or ringing a doorbell, or knocking on a door without a valid excuse, or who willfully and unlawfully extinguishing a lamp light” violates the law.

Distrustful handling of fish

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Who would have thought that handling a fish could mean you were breaking the law?

Keeping a fish in “suspicious circumstances” is an illegal act Section 32 of the Salmon Act 1986.

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