The largest country on the island of Great Britain, England is also the most populous nation in the United Kingdom. The capital city of London is a major international destination, and a global melting pot of cultures and cuisines.
Other popular destinations in England include Bath, York, Oxford and the seaside resort of Brighton.
Northern England encompasses several national parks, including the Lake District and the Peak District. United Kingdom is compromised of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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Currency: English Pound can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout the United Kingdom.
Power Points: The power points in United Kingdom have 3 chunky prongs, not many places in the world use a similar plug. I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.
Official Language: The official language of United Kingdom is English, Irish and Scottish.
Health: There are no major health concerns in United Kingdom for travellers. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally safe to drink.
Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit United Kingdom.
Popular foods: – Shepherd’s Pie (made from minced lamb and potatoes). – Beef Wellington (fillet of steak coated in patê and then rolled in pastry). – Steak and Kidney Pie (pies made of pastry or covered in potato). – Eton Mess (dessert made with meringue, a variety of berries, and cream).
When to go: The best seasons to visit the UK are spring (late March to early June) and autumn (September to November), when the weather is often comfortable and dry. By skipping the considerably busy summer season, you can enjoy the lovely spring flowers or the autumnal colour changes in the leaves.