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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.   

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

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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
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British Museum

British Museum
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Map

Facts

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]

Climate

Events, Festivals and Holiday

January

– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri

March

– Good Friday, March 25, Fri

May

– Early May Bank Holiday, May 2, Mon
– Spring Bank Holiday, May 30, Mon

December

– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun
– Boxing Day, December 26, Mon

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