Is it acceptable to dry your clothes outside in the UK? I'm Norwegian and in the neighbourhood I grew up, every single house had an outside clothing line and people would dry their clothes outside all the time, even if it was cold and the clothes would freeze sometimes. When I moved to the UK, I never thought twice about drying my clothes outside, but I had a neighbour complain when we hung our clothing in the courtyard of the flats we live in. So what's the general consensus? Is it acceptable? Is it just some individuals that is against it?