About England

England is a country located in southern region of the United Kingdom, off the northwestern coastline of continental Europe.  It was founded around the period from 501 to 700 AD. 

History [Founded in around 501 to 700 AD] • Capital [London] • Government [British Constituent country] • Currency [British Pound Sterling (£)] • Language [English(Official), Cornish(Official)] • Religion [Christian, Islam] • Electricity [230V, 50 Hz. Type G power sockets] • Time Zone [UTC/GMT +1h] • Country Code [+20] • Internet TLD [.eg] • Emergencies [Dial 999, 101 to call local police in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland]
 

England Travel Guide

This local travel guide below will provide you with travel information & tips to plan your trip to England and find the best things to see, do and experience in England even  before you arrive here.

Local Attractions

London City

london

Tower Bridge
Tower Bridge

London Eye
London Eye

St Paul’s Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral

Palace of Westminster
Palace of Westminster

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace photo.ua / Shutterstock.com
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British Museum

British Museum Dan Breckwoldt / Shutterstock.com
Dan Breckwoldt / Shutterstock.com

Dan Breckwoldt / Shutterstock.com

Map

Tipping

Restaurant – 10% of the bill.
Tour Guide –  No tipping expected.  if want to tip 10%
Hotel –  1- 2 pounds per bag, or 5 pound if you are in a  high end hotel.
Taxi Driver – No tipping expected. Fare will be round up
Spas – No tipping expected.

Money & Duty Free

Currency

Pound :  GBP with symbol : £ = 100 pence
England Notes denominations(£): 5, 10, 20, 50
England Coin denominations(£): 1, 2
England Coin denominations(pence): 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50.

Credit cards

MasterCard, American Express and Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.  It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.

ATM

ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.

Travellers cheques

Widely accepted. In Pounds Sterling.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri: 0930-1630

Keep yourself insured

  1. Ensure you buy travel insurance before you come as admitting to local hospitals for tourists will be expensive.

Keep yourself safe

  1. Do not walk alone late at night.
  2. Avoid unlit areas.
  3. Do not leave your drink unattended.
  4. Do not carry a lot of valuables and cash.
  5. Avoid cash counting in public.
  6. Do not accept offer of rides from stranger.

Keep belongings safe

  1. Ensure your cars and accommodation are locked when leaving for other destinations.
  2. Do not leave your wallets, mobile phones, bags, backpacks,  or cameras unattended in public places.
  3. Report lost or stolen possessions to local police stations. Get a report from them if you are claiming travel insurance.

Keeping safe with alcohol

  1. If you drink alcohol in designated ban area could lead to fine or being arrested.
  2. You can be fined for drinking alcohol on public transport, including taxis.
  3. If you drink, take cab back to your accommodation. Best if your friend can accompany.

Keeping your credit cards and identity safe

  1. Do not show your credit card number and PIN that will let people capture with a camera.
  2. Do not bring too many credit cards.
  3. Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately.