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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Explains a Typical British Day

Phoebe Waller-Bridge takes us through her "typical" British day. She explains how she takes her tea, where she gets her daily fix of royal news and some of her favorite British snacks. Director: Anna O'Donohue Director of Photography: Steve Montgomery Guest: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Producer: Frank Cosgriff Line Producer: Romeeka Powell Associate Producer: Rafael Vasquez Production Manager: Natasha Soto-Albors Production Coordinator: Jamal Colvin Camera Operator: Tom Montgomery Audio: Niall Farrelly Production Assistant: Abbie Lucas Art Department: Holly Rosenberg Post Production Supervisor: Edward Taylor Post Production Coordinator: Jovan James Supervising Editor: Kameron Key Assistant Editor: Justin Symonds

Released on 06/27/2023


You cannot go to pub without having at least three

or four packets of crisps that everyone separates like this

in a kind of bid to say these are for everyone

when they're just for me.

[relaxing music]

Hi, I'm Phoebe Waller Bridge

and this is my typical London day.

I will always have a Yorkshire Tea in the morning,

with obviously hot water.

Don't wanna spell it out, but we need to get it right.

Then a little bit of oat milk.

Not sure if that's this milk

but we're just gonna let it go

and just put it in this cup and pretend there's water in it

for the sake of this charming little video.

Now we can start our day.

[relaxing music]

Here we have King Charles III modeling Hello Magazine.

This is definitely a Royal edition, my gosh,

this is just catnip for actually.

Yeah, so you can just get so lost in Hello Magazine.

Down, and then we have Heat, the Oracle of truth

in this country.

It's incredibly moving and this is where I get

most of my news, again with Charles.

It's like a big year.

The Times too.

This is a bit more of a serious newspaper.

Although I have opened up on the Celebrity Watch page.

My God, what's going on with the British Press?

And then we have the Series, we have money talk here.

My number one go-to paper, lots of people shaking hands

in it and very, very small print.

I always think if there's small print,

you know it's very serious information.

[relaxing music]

Commuting, well, you have many choices in London.

You have the London bus, the big iconic red London bus.

This is an Oyster Card.

This is very familiar to Londoners and you put money on it

and then you can just beep seamlessly in

and out of the tube.

This is a Boris bike.

This is a bike that you can hire

and there's an app and then you can sort of take it out

and drive it to somewhere else in the city

and park it there, it's incredibly clever.

I like the danger of having my own bike that I can lock up

and just 'cause the little freeson of whether or not

it's gonna get stolen all day really adds something

to my quintessential London Day.

[relaxing music]

Work, work, work, blah blah blah

and then you'll go out into the city to scavenge some lunch.

Probably gonna be from Pret, that used to do a sandwich

called just very simply, the crayfish sandwich from Pret

and it breaks my heart that it doesn't exist anymore

'cause to me that was something

that was definitely quintessentially a London sandwich.

RIP, that's gone.

But they have got a new cheese bloomer thing,

which is almost as good

and then you'd probably have a few conversations with people

when they don't really say what they mean

and everyone's asking things like, You all right?

With the kind of panic look in their eyes

because they can't really say what their real emotions are.

[relaxing music]

So the four o'clock cup of tea comes with accessories,

digestive biscuits, hugely important to us Brits.

I do not agree with the existence of orange chocolate

in any way but there is one exception,

which is the jaffa cake,

and then this is something again, we are very proud of.

They're like biscuits, but they're cakes.

It breaks my heart if anyone out there

hasn't tried a jaffa cake, I really would.

You can also dunk it, but I prefer to take a bite

and then have a slurp of tea with this particular biscuit.

[dramatic music]

So theater in the evenings is a big part of London life.

This is a picture of the Soho Theater,

a theater very, very, very, very close to my heart.

This is where I did my very first reading ever

of Fleabag before it went to Edinburgh

and then came back and did two runs here

and actually the Soho Theater put on plays every year

that have had success in Edinburgh

and it's an incredibly cool place

and you go and see loads of new writing and I love it.

Or you go to the West End darling,

where you might have yourself a little martini,

although I'm not sure they do actually serve martinis

at the West End bars.

But hey, it's nice to have you here right now.

[dramatic music]

When you come out, it'll be raining and you'll be like,

[sigh] my bike's now in the rain

and I probably shouldn't have a drink because the cycling.

But then you'll think, hey, let's go to a pub.

There's one very popular chain called Wetherspoons.

The founder of the Wetherspoons Pubs,

he called them Wetherspoons because that was the name

of a horrible teacher he had who told him

he'd never go anywhere in life.

If that's true, I'm sorry, Mr. Weatherspoon.

Another very important aspect of London life is the crisps.

This is a favorite of mine, Hula hoops.

I can't believe that they don't have these in America.

Oh my god, big ones.

I'd actually not seen the big ones before,

but they just go on your finger like that.

You can do a whole hand of hula hoops

and then you can just spend the next three or four minute

eating it off again like that.

That's the main joy of hula hoops.

Scampy fries, I can't say one of my favorites

but are a hugely popular thing in the UK.

You cannot go to pub without having at least three

or four packets of crisps that everyone separates like this

in the kind of bid to say these are for everyone,

when they're just for me.

This is a problem actually having them on my hands,

I'm just gonna eat them.

Freddos's, what London Kid doesn't know about a Freddo.

These were sort of packed lunch essential.

They're delicious, they got kind of like caramel

on the inside.

Am I supposed to be opening all these

'cause it's just coming very naturally to me.

I thought they had caramel on the inside.

What am I thinking of?

[relaxing music]

This is something I take very seriously,

which is the gaming world of the Brits.

Games such as Cluedo, Monopoly, Scrabble.

They are huge in British families.

I don't remember everyone looking quite so sexy

as they do here.

Colonel Mustard was my favorite character

and I always liked murdering someone,

I think it was in the ballroom with a rope or something.

Really lovely game for children.

[relaxing music]

If your bike hasn't been stolen,

you will then put your bike in the back of a black cab.

Having to be very apologetic with the driver

who is always very understanding

and when you get out the car,

you'll walk up the steps to your house

and you'll see something out of the corner of your eye.

And if you're really lucky and you're really quiet,

you'll turn around and you'll see a fox

in the dead of night, swaggering down a London street,

and you're like, evening.

And she'll be like, Hey.

When you go into bed and you just wait for Maud,

your squirrel to wake you up in the morning

for another London day.

Thank you so much for listening to my London Day.

I hope it entices you to come to London

and I'm gonna sign off with a word

that all us Londoners will know.


[relaxing music]

Starring: Phoebe Waller-Bridge