9. It’s illegal to carry a plank of wood along a pavement
Apologies to all tradesmen and builders, but section 54 of the Metropolitan Police Act outlines that you aren’t allowed to carry a plank of wood along a pavement in London unless it’s been unloaded from a van. If you’re sitting there thinking ‘I’ve never walked around with a plank of wood in London’, don’t worry, the police act stretches further to include wheels, ladders and poles amongst many more things.
The fine for being caught carrying around one of these objects is a whopping £500.