15 British icons that are younger than Thomas Cook

Take a look at our infographic below and see just how long some of your favourite British icons have been around for. How many years do you think the iconic red pillar post boxes have been on our streets for? Or when do you think the London Underground first opened? Perhaps you like describing things in your life as being 'the best thing since sliced bread'. But do you actually know when that was?

There are so many classic British icons that we may well take for granted in our day-to-day lives, but you might be surprised to hear that some of the most well-known elements of our British culture actually came to be after Thomas Cook began organising excursions and holidays for the British public. We've been making your holidays for over 176 years; that's before fish and chips even became a thing! Read on to see just how many more famous British icons are younger than Thomas Cook.

Which one surprises you the most? Let me know in the comments below.

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