In a new poll conducted recently, Londoners emerged as Britain's most unwelcoming people.
They have been branded by visitors as being nothing like the legendary chirpy Cockney image the city was once famous for.
People in the capital were slammed for their inability to make friendly conversation and a lack of basic manners and politeness.
The city was also named as having the worst customer service in shops.
Southampton was voted the friendliest city, followed by Norwich, Exeter, Brighton and Plymouth.
"A warm welcome goes a long way," the Daily Express quoted hotel chain Jurys Inn, which polled 4,000 adults to mark the start of British Tourism Week on March 15, as stating.