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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!

Light rain on Sunday through next Friday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 27–44°F  /  -3–7°C 78% 12%
Sat November 09 30–43°F  /  -1–6°C 79% 28%
Sun November 10 29–43°F  /  -1–6°C 81% 66%
Mon November 11 35–44°F  /  1–7°C 86% 96%
Tue November 12 34–44°F  /  1–6°C 86% 82%
Wed November 13 34–44°F  /  1–7°C 89% 79%
Thu November 14 35–42°F  /  2–5°C 88% 89%
Fri November 15 35–46°F  /  2–8°C 87% 47%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 07:36 am and sets at 04:26 pm. This equates to 8.8 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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