Most of all, there are roads.
It's easy to tell a Roman road because they're straight, and a straight road is unusual round here. Roman road-builders were anxious to guard against ambush; the English ones seem to have been rather more concerned with property rights.
In any case, England is naturally a wiggly sort of a place. The roads wriggle round the corners of fields, meander along rivers, skirt woods, go tiredly slantways up hills and zigzag down again.
(This is where I live)
Towns in other parts of the world are sometimes planned as grids, or circles, but our towns are...is there a word for what they are? A tangle? A mess? A spilled can of worms?
Ah yes, but there is a word: flexuous. Full of bends. Yes, that's better.
Why, it makes the English lack of planning and efficiency sound positively charming.
Spot the Frippet: something flexuous. This word comes from he Latin flexuōsus meaning full of bends, from flexus a bending.