Hi, I have been to UK multiple times as “Helene”by car, I go shopping at M+S, Debenhams just to mention a few and ofcourse trying in the ladies fitting room. Been out in London to musicals – I have passed UK customs and immigration without any questions inspite my passport shows a bald male! Think it is a question of self-confidence as well as dressed appropriate for the ocasions.
Also in France I have so far not had any problems when going out, however, must admit I never pick a “popular” restaurant and rather go for a more expensive as I recon it will be more polite guests and hence in worst case no rude comments!
When out in public, I am a “woman”!