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General Information

The official language of United Kingdom is English.

The national currency of United Kingdom is Pound sterling (£) (GBP).

1 GBP equals  .
equals  GBP.

Location

United Kingdom

The distance from to United Kingdom is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to United Kingdom. Exercise increased caution in the United Kingdom due to terrorism. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of United Kingdom is 43. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 999 or 112 to call the police in United Kingdom.

LGBT

United Kingdom has a score of 9 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. United Kingdom ranks #4 worldwide.

There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in the United Kingdom.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to United Kingdom should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in United Kingdom to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in United Kingdom differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In United Kingdom, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type G
Weather

The temperature difference between United Kingdom and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in United Kingdom. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Drizzle on Wednesday through Friday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat March 21 33–49°F  /  1–9°C 70% 10%
Sun March 22 30–48°F  /  -1–9°C 72% 3%
Mon March 23 32–45°F  /  0–7°C 72% 1%
Tue March 24 38–53°F  /  3–12°C 78% 10%
Wed March 25 42–50°F  /  6–10°C 82% 59%
Thu March 26 38–47°F  /  3–8°C 82% 82%
Fri March 27 37–50°F  /  3–10°C 78% 54%
Sat March 28 34–48°F  /  1–9°C 69% 31%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:15 am and sets at 06:33 pm. This equates to 12.3 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in United Kingdom, it is in . When the sun sets in United Kingdom, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in United Kingdom is 2.86 GBP. Every kilometer costs an additional 1.47 GBP. Every hour of waiting time costs 20.51 GBP.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in United Kingdom.

The minimum driving age is 17 (cars) 16 (mopeds and tractors).

Predominantly left-hand traffic with exceptions in some territories. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 1.00 GBP in United Kingdom.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 5.60 GBP.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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