My first trip to England and Scotland last week and it was sadly anti-climatic. I'm a huge anglophile when it comes to the history & literature of the UK. I was really looking forward to visiting. However, I was nowhere near prepared for the subtle and quite blatant racist vibes I received in each city. Just curious if any other Asians visiting or living in the UK have experienced this. It unfortunately put a major damper on enjoying myself fully. Constant stares and double takes get old quick. Several older Brits were downright nasty. One asked if I could read English. Another said there weren't any good Chinese restaurants nearby even though I asked for a good local restaurant. I was walking into the reception area at a restaurant and a lady asked me in a quite nasty tone if I was going to just stand there or take her coat and give them their table. Um, lady, I'm a customer here too. Unfortunately, takes quite a bit of joy out of traveling. Treated ourselves to Jeeves & Wooster and the lady beside me could not take her eyes off I don't think I'll be returning and spending my tourist dollar. And I wonder if there's a sigh of relief from some?