The best tip is to make sure you have an umbrella handy

Rick Jackson believes Big Ben's bongs should not be silenced

RICK JACKSON: Our las total eclipse was typically British – cloudy

Have your say

I was interested to read about David Beckham’s top tips for tourists, launched as a VisitBritain app.

Especially as he mentioned going for a bracing walk in the countryside and ending up in a pub next to a log fire.

I very much hope this isn’t a prediction for the coming summer.

Other top tips were, it seemed, carefully selected from around the UK to make sure that we’re all included, from golf at St Andrews to shopping in Manchester and eating pie and mash (preferably in London).

I liked the idea, although I’m not sure that any of Becks’s tips are over and above anything that the tourist board would say anyway.

A better tip might be to always carry an umbrella in this country.