United Kingdom Travel

United Kingdom Trip Tips

  • The currency is made up of pounds (£) and pence (p) £1 = 100p. There are roughly 75p to the $1 US
  • The emergency telephone number is 999 and the international dialling code is +44
  • The UK is a country that consists of 4 countries, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. It’s confusing and nobody really knows what it means but just roll with it.
  • Britain has more tornadoes per square mile than any other country in the world.
  • The British empire, peaking in the early 20th century, was the largest the world has ever known. This tiny island owned over 22% of the world’s land area and ruled 20% of it’s population. As a result there are now more than 300 languages spoken in London, more than any other city in the world.
  • Britain has a longstanding tradition of unusual sports and competitions; cheese rolling, hen racing, worm charming, bog snorkelling, gravy wrestling, conker smashing, face gurning, if you can think of it it probably already exists.
  • Pack a waterproof.

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