Upon arrival into the UK, you must present a valid passport, and in some cases, a visa...Travel Health
There are no endemic diseases in the United Kingdom and no vaccinations are required to..Local Currency
British money is based on the decimal system – there are one hundred pence to each..Weather
The climate of the UK is best described as humid-temperate. The weather is notoriously..Local Customs
Most residents of the UK are friendly and polite and tolerant of visitors. The UK's..Languages
The UK has two official languages, English and Welsh. The latter is spoken only in Wales..Transport Options
International airports are located throughout all the countries that are part of the..Local Food
British food is famous for being on the unhealthy side, perhaps the most notable aspect..Local Timezones
In the winter months, Britain operates on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). However, British..Dutyfree Limits
Visitors over 18 can bring the following into the UK without paying duty: • 200..
London is the capital of England and Great Britain (comprising of Scotland , Wales , Northern Ireland and England..East Midlands Information
East Midlands consists of the six counties of Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leisestershire, Northamptonshire..East of England Information
Just to the north of London, the region known as East of England is made up of Norfolk and Suffolk, Bedfodshire..England South East Information
South East England has something to offer everyone. Visitors can enjoy the relaxed settings of the many famous cities..England South West Information
Only an hour and a half away from London, the South West Region of England transports visitors into a world of superb..England's North Country Information
From the great heritage cities of York and Chester to the Lake District and Hadrian's Wall, National Parks and rugged..Heart of England Information
The Heart of England, also known as the West Midlands has several distinct and fascinating regions guaranteed to keep..INDEX OF ALL regions AND LOCATIONS
Most residents of the UK are friendly and polite and tolerant of visitors. The UK's culture is generally very tolerant and liberal. People residing in the UK have pride in being known as Welsh, Scottish, English or Irish and some may take offence in being referred to as English. Each has it's own culture and customs and most are fiercely proud of their own national identity. To be on the safe side it is best to ask what part of the UK they come from or otherwise refer to them as British if in doubt.
England is a particularly multicultural nation, with large population of Jews, Indians and Pakistanis. Many English are sensitive to personal space and will not be overly familiar with those that they do not know well, and they can be polite to the point of appearing stiff.
Simple manners, respect for locals, an understanding of Britain's history (particularly the empire) and an appreciation of the monarchy will stand you in good stead in the UK.
Tipping is not expected generally in the UK although it is quite common if the service at a restaurant has been good, especially if there is no service charge on the bill. Tipping in pubs is not generally done. It is common to tip a cab driver by rounding the fare up to the nearest round figure or tipping a bell boy for carrying luggage with a pound or two.
Bartering is not generally done and the price displayed is usually the price you will expect to pay. Some stores may have a price matching policy but this will generally be advertised.
Bath - the Roman city Learn everything about Bath from its historic landmarks like the Roman Baths and Pump Room to..Northumberland Information
For all its current peaceful nature, Northumberland has a turbulent past evidenced by its flush of castles; more are..Cambridgeshire Information
Start in the famous University city of Cambridge, noted for its historic colleges, museums, bookshops and punting...Cumbria The Lake District Information
From 16 sparkling lakes and England's highest mountains, to sheltered valleys, heather moorlands and salty seascapes..Oxfordshire Information
Oxfordshire is a rural retreat, known worldwide for its beauty, character and charm.It has a diverse mix of cities..Liverpool Information
Liverpool - discover a city of culture Learn everything about Liverpool from its historic landmarks like Albert Dock..Brighton Information
Brighton - a city by the sea Learn everything about Brighton from its historic landmarks like Brighton Pier and the..Greater Manchester Information
Manchester is a unique city, described as original, edgy and happening the city in the north of England is a mix of the..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS
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