England Travel Guide
When people think of the United Kingdom, chances are they think of England first. Who can blame them? England’s capital, London, is home to famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. But the country has a lot more to offer than these iconic sites.
Fans of Shakespeare and Harry Potter will fall in love with England. That’s for sure. But there is so much history and culture in quaint destinations such as Bath, Windsor, and Oxford. Also, head to the world famous Stonehenge to scratch that off your bucket list.
If time is short, stay in London. Historic buildings and modern wonders are everywhere. Delicious food from all cultures can be all across the city. And there are so many stunning parks and gardens. You’ll be busy all week.
Language: The main language in England is English.
Currency: The official currency of England is the British pound (GBP). 1 USD is equal to about 0.80 GBP.
Plugs: The plugs in England are type G, the standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter and a converter for hairdryers and other hot products.
Safety: England is a very safe country. Violent crime low, and I never felt unsafe while living there. But use common sense, and be aware of your surroundings. Pickpocketing can happen near tourist areas like Buckingham Palace.
The best time to visit
England is known for its gray and cloudy weather. So go during the months June to August. This is tourist season, but it is the sunniest time of the year. Rooftop bars and outdoor theaters become popular. Also, it makes walking around the quaint streets that much more enjoyable.
But if you don’t mind the cold, come during winter. England becomes a winter wonderland with holiday decorations and Christmas markets. The air is sweet with the smell of mince pies and mulled wine. And after New Year, there are tons of good deals if you want to shop.