United Kingdom Travel Guide

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. 

United Kingdom

Things to Consider

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Photo by Mockaroon on Unsplash

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. 

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United Nations on Unsplash

Covid-19 Updates

Self isolation is required upon arrival except for those traveling from British overseas territories, Ireland, The Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or another travel exemption. This is for both UK residents and visitors. 

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Jason Leung on Unsplash

Money

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 

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Calvin Hanson on Unsplash

Where to go 

Suggested itineraries for traveling the UK

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Visas

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.**

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Vaccines

None

**Recommendations are given assuming you are up to date on routine vaccinations. Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on required vaccinations for UK travel specific to your country**

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Anika Mikkelson on Unsplash

Safety 

Exercise Normal Precautions

**Always check with your government for the most accurate and up to date information on safety**

Tower Bridge London England

Basic Info

Capital: London

Official Languages: English

Plugs: Type G which have three large rectangular tips 

A Closer Look