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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UKGreat Britain, or Britain), is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of mainland Europe. The capital city is London. The UK consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. With the exception of Northern Ireland's land border with the Republic of Ireland, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Irish Sea.

The UK is the setting for Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 and Grand Theft Auto: London 1961. London is the centerpiece of those two video games, Manchester is available as a multiplayer map.

The Grand Theft Auto games are developed in the United Kingdom, more specifically in Scotland, where Rockstar North is based. The games are first shipped to the United States of America and Canada, before they are made available in the UK and the remainder of continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and finally the rest of the world.

The UK is currently home to four Rockstar studios:

The United Kingdom is also home to the BBFC rating system, which has given the most scrutiny towards the Grand Theft Auto series without the need for any of the games to be censored or re-rated. Dan Houser, Sam Houser, Terry Donovan and Gary Dale are all British.

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Maccer is from Salford, a city in northwest England. He also frequently makes references to areas of Manchester, which is adjacent to Salford and speaks in Northern English dialect.
  • The Carcer City and Hampshire Nannies adverts are hosted by British advertisers. In addition, a female endorser featured in the Redwood Cigarettes appears to talk in a Sloane accent.
    EdinburghTouristGuide-GTASA

    The Edinburgh tourist guide.

  • The Stafford (Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow) and Windsor (Jaguar XKE) are both British cars.
  • Two pedestrians (marked WFYST and WMYST in the games files) are British, and can be heard using British slang terms such as "wanker" and "bollocks", as well as being disrespectful towards Americans. There is also a male pedestrian (marked OMYST) who claims to have slept with a Scotsman.
  • During "Wear Flowers in Your Hair", The Truth ponders if John F. Kennedy lives in Scotland with Janis Joplin.
  • In some safe houses, there are guidebooks for different places, including Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • There are vehicle number plates bearing the names "Glasgow" and "Rangers", the biggest city in Scotland and a major football team from the same city. Several car number plates from the Exports and Imports also make reference to several former Rangers players.
  • Dundee, a city in Scotland, features in the name of the Let's Go to Dundee! album advertised in-game.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Phil Collins voices himself in the game. His assistant, Barry Mickelthwaite, is also English.
  • There is a space programme on any radio station which features voices that sound British.
  • The announcer of the Buy American Coalition (the national organization that keeps the United States of America independent from foreign goods) slightly slams the Brits by telling them to "shove their tea up their limey asses, and show them the American spirit - by drinking moonshine and killing natives instead."
  • The Splitz-6 ATV is based on the Supacat, which is a British vehicle manufactured by that company.
  • Trish Camden, co-host of Wave 103, is English. She thinks of her co-hosting an American radio station as: "a little bit of a "British invasion" and says that she wants to bring a little bit of Britain onto the American radio. She also mentions Margaret Thatcher, who was the UK Prime Minister at the time of the game's setting.

Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City

Grand Theft Auto V

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