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
British food is famous for being on the unhealthy side, perhaps the most notable aspect being English Breakfasts of Bacon, Eggs and Sausages. The UK has not been known for it's cuisine and has a somewhat poor reputation for food, however, the reality is that there is a large enumber of excellent restaurants throughout the UK representing a wide variety of cuisine types.
One of the most common meals in Britain is the Indian curry which has been touted as the most commonly ordered meal in Britain. The are a number of traditional foods which are generally meat based with a leaning towards roasts and hearty stews or pies. Fish and Chip shops can be found throughout the UK and are almost a national institution. Similarly the pub meal is a tradition which is alive and well throughout the UK, many pubs offer generous meals which can be enjoyed in the great atmosphere of one of the UK's famous drinking establishments.
The constituent countries have their own variations on the signiture dishes such as Black pudding and Haggis for Scotland or Potato bread in Northern Ireland. One of the more bizarre of these signitures is the deep fried mars bar which was invented in Scotland. Cheeses are also well represented throughout the UK.
The main drinks of choice thoughout the UK are ales, lagers, ciders and whisky. There are a huge number of variations on these and most regions will have their own signature ales and in Scotland there are almost as many Scotch whiskies as there are towns. A worthwhile publication to seek out for those who like to indulge in a drink is the "Good Pub guide" which has a comprehensive list of pubs and hotels and a rating system to help narrow down the stunning array of choices.
Be very careful if you are driving following a drink as the legal limit for blood alcohol levels is a low 0.03%
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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