Tip Guide - Great Britain

Currency: Pound sterling (£ / GBP)

Tip name: Tip

Annual income: 45,350 US dollars = 38,479 euros


In the UK, a tip of 10-15% of the bill is customary. If a “service charge” or “service fee” is already listed on the bill, it may be less, because then a lump sum has already been calculated.



It is not usual to tip at reception in the UK.

Luggage carrier

1-2 pounds per piece of luggage.

Room cleaning

1 pound per day. 


1 pound per order or at own discretion.



10-15% of the bill is usual. 
Tipping is not done in the pub. If you want to reward the bartender, buy a beer or a drink. Some pub owners also have a jar on the counter for tipping coins.  


In the UK it is quite normal to tip taxi drivers. It is customary to round up the fare to the nearest pound. For help with luggage or as a thank you for excellent service, 10-15% of the fare as a tip is a nice gesture. 


10% of the bill is polite. For apprentices you can also give a few pounds.

Tip@Click Expert-Tipp:

In pubs in the UK you are not served. You order drinks and food at the counter, pay for them directly and take them to your table.
Tips are not given here.