England is not all high tech cutting edge culture of course. Castles, tea houses, and drafty windows. It’s just so CUTE for American tourists.
Still, there is no excuse for English sinks.
Look at that sink! It’s maybe ten years old, but still uses that Victorian Age technology. Yes, England, we have figured out how to merge the taps into One, with both Hot and Cold. Strangely, they’ve figured this out for the kitchen .. so it must be some sort of stubborn determination. Maybe one tap bathroom sinks are seen as “Continental”.
Anyway, this is often a pain. Lots of quick back and forth under the two streams, with cupped hands, to get the right temperature.