It never ceases to amaze me in Britain, given that it has rained on and off every single day thus far, that houses don't come with dryers. Even Californians have dryers, and they have perfectly hot, dry weather for line-drying! They don't even have the excuse of the possibility of snow. (It seems that given the current state of the US economy, some people have rediscovered the clothes line.)
Today, I discovered the British equivalent to dryers. It's called a hot water cupboard.