Facts for the Visitor
and Wales and Scotland.
and Wales and Scotland and Northern Ireland.
required, visitors permitted to stay 6 months.
visa required, visitors permitted to stay 6 months.
|Available everywhere. Most are on the Plus network.
The usual maximum withdrawal is £400 in England and £250 in
|US$ 1 = 0.6662
English/Scottish Pounds (£) on June 20, 2000.
|240V, 50Hz. Plugs have 3 rectangular pins.
|International Certificates of Vaccination are not required.
Luggage Storage in
company called "Left Luggage" will keep your luggage
for a £4 per piece per 24 hour charge. There is a Left
Luggage in Charing Cross and King's Cross train stations.
BT Telephone card (£5 or £10) at any train station kiosk or
mini-mart. Card phones can be found in most small towns. They're
the easiest way to make reservations while driving through
London Tube (Subway)
and Train Tickets
London rail system is divided into zones 1-6. Zone 1 is city
center, and higher numbered zones lie further from the center. Buy a Day Pass instead of a
Single (one-way) or Return (two-way) ticket. The Day Pass is
valid for unlimited travel until 03:00 within the zones that you select when
purchasing the Day Pass, except during weekday mornings until
09:30 (rush hour). The difference in cost between the Day Pass
and a Single
ticket is less than £1, and therefore the best travel
option. This recommendation includes train transport from
Heathrow and Gatwick Airports to the city.
Getting Around Britain
in Britain are expensive and less regular that on the European
continent. Renting a car is the cheapest and most convenient
option. Buy a British Road Atlas and a good Bed & Breakfast
guide at any bookstore (like W H Smith). We really liked the
British Bed and Breakfast guide by Alistair Sawday. The cheapest
way for North Americans to rent a car in Europe is through
See our France - Facts for the Visitor
page for AutoEurope details.
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