The month of December is here and brings along with it the time for festivities and loads of fun. It is one of those perfect times to visit the United Kingdom and we recommend you not to miss London during this part of the year.
Londoners celebrate Christmas and New Year in grand style with all the streets decorated with sparkling lights and all stores filled with wonderful surprises for the Christmas shoppers. Some of the best attractions we recommend are Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Leicester Square and Southbank Centre.
So, as you might be planning your wonderful trip to the UK, we would like to provide you with some useful travel tips for you to make use of. So here you go:
Before you arrive in the UK
Before you leave your country, make sure you get your hands on some British Pounds so you don’t have to run around searching for banks as soon as you arrive in the UK.
Make sure you purchase health insurance before you travel.
Check out Visit Britain Shop for wonderful offers which you can make use of during your trip.
Check with your bank to make sure that your card will work at the UK ATMs.
Most banks in the UK charge high fees on traveler's cheques so avoid them if possible.
After you arrive in the UK
The emergency police or ambulance number in the UK is 999. Keep it handy just in case of an emergency
It is better to make use of shuttle buses, trains and the underground tube to get to London from any major airport
Keep in mind to carry bottled water as other beverages are expensive comparatively
Make use of the appropriate rail pass for your travel by buying it from here
Most of the B&B’s serve traditional English breakfasts which includes fried eggs, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms and much more
Use the local Tourist Information Centres (TIC) for information on major attractions and special events happening around the city
Most of famous tourist places tend to get crowded during the day so it is better to visit them early to avoid long queues
The best option for making your local travel cheaper and easier is buying an Oyster Card. it's a combination bus, underground, and Docklands Light Railway pass. More details here.
United Kingdom is one of the most beautiful destinations and the statistics say 36.7 million travelers will visit this year. Isn’t it amazing?
We wish you a pleasant trip to the UK and hoping to be your banking partner soon.