England Travel Guide

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England Travel Essentials

Ideal Duration: 5-7 days for exploring London and nearby areas; 10-14 days for a broader exploration including cities like Oxford, Cambridge, and the Lake District

Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)

Best Time: May to September (Warmer months) Read More

Accommodation Cost (per night in USD):
Dorm bed: $20-40
Budget: $60-100
Mid-range: $120-200
Luxury: $250 and above

Budget for Food & Drinks (per day in USD):
Budget: $15-30
Mid-range: $40-70

Visa Policy for Indians:
UK visa required

Visa Policy for Other Nationals:
UK visa required for many countries

Getting In England:
London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London Gatwick Airport (LGW) Read More

Getting Around England: London Underground, trains, buses, taxis, rental cars Read More

"Amalgamation of royalty and culture"

England Tourism

One of the most popular countries in the world, England is located in Europe. It is also the dream destination for a lot of people for its beauty and grandeur. With a great history behind it, it has a rich heritage and culture. The English countryside is one of the most peaceful places in the country. The most famous historical sites include the old castles on the countryside, Roman sites and the royal palaces. Each city in the country has its own charm.

Best time to visit England

The best time to visit England is during the summer months - June to August. July and August among these months are considered to be the peak season for visiting England. The beaches are full during this time of the year, and it's one of the best times to visit the Thames. Hiking and cycling are among the other activities which are popular among tourists.

Spring and Autumn is the shoulder season in England where April and May are considered the best time to visit. Outdoor activities are famous as the average temperature doesn't rise above 11-degree Celsius. The Spring months are excellent to visit flower shows across the country. Autumn lasts from September to November as England faces cloud covers often, but during the Sunny weather, one can go cycling and hiking. Since this is a shoulder season, England is less touristy and comparatively cheaper. December to February are the coldest months of the year, making it an off-season. The weather is mostly damp due to the drizzle, which makes outdoor activities challenging. It is an excellent time for budget travellers who are looking for cheap accommodations. It might rain occasionally; hence, it's always advised to carry an umbrella.

Holidify's opinion on Travel to England

What's Great about Travelling to England?

Heritage. Culturally rich. Good People. Amazing food. Proper transport system.

What's Not So Great about Travelling to England?

Too expensive. Rainfall at any hour.

Who should Travel to England?

Couples, heritage lovers, family, adventure lovers, sports lovers

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Exchanging Money in England

Exchanging currency is not a problem in England, especially in the main cities and towns. There are various bureaux de change found in cities like London and they are generally located inside banks, post offices or travel agents. One can also exchange their currencies in airports and prominent train stations.

Nightlife in England

England has one of the most happening nightlife's in the entire world. From traditional pubs to nightclubs, it has everything to offer. The cities with the best nightlife are London, Brighton, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool and Bristol. English are famous for their pubs with cheap beer. The main types of beer one must try in England are lager, bitter and stout.

Shopping in England

Most cities and towns in England have markets during the weekdays that sell everything, starting from fresh food to the latest items in fashion. There are also Sunday markets and craft bazaars selling traditional items. The Camden Lock in London is a major attraction for tourists. London can be considered as a leading shopping capital in Europe as it has in store for you everything that you wish for. Covent Garden in London is also a must visit which sells antiques, jewellery and other souvenirs.

Festivals of England

England, being a Christian country, celebrates Christmas with grandeur. The entire month of December is full of lights and decorations all over the place. The other major festivals worth visiting are the Glastonbury Festival in South West England, Notting Hill Carnival, Cheese Rolling in Gloucestershire and the Chelsea Flower Show. Sports fans can also visit the place during the famous soccer cups.

Hygiene in England

England, as a whole, is a very clean country with proper hygiene. Tap water from homes, restaurants and bars are safe to drink. It also has an extensive health care system and in case of medical emergencies one can call 999. The hospitals and clinics are open on all the days of the week. For minor ailments, there are pharmacists who can guide you with the medicines.

Customs of England

The common etiquettes include a handshake as a form of greeting someone. The English people are a bit formal in their approach. Dress code in England is not very strict as people can wear anything they want. But, it is better to dress decently in casuals or formals while going to any public place. Tipping is not that common in UK as in other countries, but is okay if someone wants to tip in the restaurants after a meal or to the cab drivers. The tourists are welcome to leave a pound or two as per their wish.

Tips for visiting England

Make sure to pack your umbrella or raincoat as rains are pretty common here. Also carry an adaptor for your electronic appliances if you are from a non 230 volt country. The emergency number is 999 or 112. England is a safe place to visit and the crime rates are also low. But, while travelling at night, it is better to use licensed cabs or taxis.

Food of England

English cuisine and its specialities are famous all over the world, the most popular ones being the Beef Wellington, Steak and Kidney Pie and obviously, sandwich. Though English cuisine has been influenced by other countries like India and Italy, it still has a few authentic dishes like Fish and Chips, Roast dinner, Yorkshire Pudding, Cornish Pasty, Lancashire Hotpot and Ploughman's lunch. One must not miss the full English breakfast consisting of fried eggs, fried bacon, fried sausages, fried black pudding, fried bread, mushrooms, baked beans in tomato, scrambled eggs and toast and butter, accompanied by tea or coffee.

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How to reach England from India?

All the metropolitan cities in India are connected to major cities in Europe, especially London. The major airlines operating here are Emirates, Etihad, British Airways, Qatar Airways and Air India.


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