I will soon start a job in the UK under a "skilled worker visa". Unfortunately, the visa process takes longer than anticipated, but my future employer is okay with delaying my start date as long as it takes. I am a EU citizen, and there is effectively zero chance of being denied the visa, the paperwork just takes time.
Question: Can I enter the UK as a tourist and effectively have a vacation until my work visa and job starts? After all, my housing in the UK is already paid for anyway.