Are you planning a trip to the United Kingdom, home of the British Royal Family, the Beatles, Harry Potter and world-famous cities such as London, Oxford and LIverpool? In this case, here are some fascinating travel tips to help you on your journey to Britannia:
  • The currency of the UK is the Great British pound (currency code: GBP). You can exchange this before or after you arrive, although be sure to shop around to find a favourable exchange rate.
  • Key air hubs in the UK include London Heathrow (3-letter code: LHR), Manchester Airport (3-letter code: MAN), Scotland’s Edinburgh Airport (3-letter code: EDI) and Northern Ireland’s Belfast Airport (3-letter code: BFS).
  • The official language of the UK is English. However, it’s increasingly common to hear a variety of languages, particularly in major cities, including Spanish, Italian, Polish, Arabic and Urdu.
  • London is one of the world’s business and culture hubs; it’s said that ‘When someone is tired of London, they are tired of life’. Outside the capital, highlights include Wiltshire’s Stonehenge and County Antrim’s Giant’s Causeway.
  • The UK’s once-dismal cuisine has improved dramatically in recent years. There are now dozens of Michelin-starred restaurants in the country, although, of course, you can always opt for the classic fish and chips!
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