Dynamic and diverse as well as tranquil and serene, the UK has a massive range of things to offer. London is one of my favorite cities in the world but what really excites me is getting out into the countryside. The home of so much pop culture and so much history this place has something for everyone, no matter what you seek.
Drinking water: Safe to drink from the tap
Plugs: Type G (See photo below)
If you’re fully vaccinated you must book and pay for a Covid 19 test for on or before day 2 after arrival. If you are not fully vaccinated, in addition to a 10 day quarantine you must take a test on day 2 and day 8 as well as provide a negative test on arrival taken more more than 72 hours before. All travelers must complete a Passenger Locator Form. Those arriving from a red listed country must follow unvaccinated protocols.
**Make sure to triple check entry requirements well before departure as protocols are constantly changing**
Official currency: £ British pound
Budget: Backpackers should budget for around €60 per day, depending on food and alcohol choices. Transportation can add up if you’re moving around a lot. Mid range travelers should budget around €150 per day.
Credit cards: Common
Tipping: Not common
NOT a Schengen state nor an EU member. 56 countries are exempt for stays up to 6 months (3 months if entering from Ireland).
**Always check with your government for the most up to date information on visa requirements.**
**Assuming you are current on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations specific to your home country**
Exercise Normal Precautions
**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**
Official Languages: English
Some Cockney Rhyming Slang
Bees & Honey: Money
Baked bean: Queen
Boat > Boat race > Face
When to go
A mild climate with winters never getting horribly freezing and summers usually not usually too hot, although in recent years summers have been seeing more extreme days. The weather can be unpredictable from year to year but in general you’ll find the warmest weather between April and September. June – August is the busiest time so you might need to book in advance.
Hire local guides
Eat, stay and shop local
Always be environmentally conscious