In this page of useful information for tourists traveling in the United Kingdom. You will find above all what power plugs and sockets are used in the United Kingdom. What documents are needed to enter England. How cell phones and the internet work in Great Britain. And other information such as money, healthcare etc.
UNITED KINGDOM: DOCUMENTS
Documents: For citizens of the European Union to visit the United Kingdom it is necessary to have a valid passport or a valid identity card for expatriation. Children and minors must have their own passport / identity card. Citizens of other countries must have their own passport, for some nationalities a visa is also required.
Driving license: An national driving license is required to drive in the UK. Remember though that the guide is on the left.
Car insurance: European insurance is valid for entering your car in the United Kingdom.
For the documents needed to travel in the United Kingdom, we always recommend checking the official website of the country.
UNITED KINGDOM: HEALTH INSURANCE, TRAVEL INSURANCE, AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Healthcare in Great Britain: Healthcare in the UK is of a good standard. To receive healthcare, the European Health Insurance Card must be presented. We recommend taking out additional medical and travel insurance.
UNITED KINGDOM: MOBILE PHONES AND INTERNET
Telephones: International dialing code to call the UK 0044.
Cell Phones: Most dual and tri band phones that have the GSM 900 or 1800 system work flawlessly through roaming in the UK.
UK mobile operators: Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile, Orange, 3.
Internet in England: Internet is widely available in the UK, it is often possible to access it directly from your hotel (either directly in the rooms or from a guest access point). Alternatively, you can use one of the UK’s many Internet cafes. Free Wi-Fi access points are also increasingly common in many British cities.
UNITED KINGDOM: POWER PLUGS AND ELECTRIC SOCKETS
Electricity in Great Britain: Electricity in the UK is 240 volts, 50Hz.
UK power outlets: 3-blade G-type power plugs and sockets are used in the United Kingdom. In order to use European electrical appliances you must bring a specific adapter.
UNITED KINGDOM: CURRENCY AND BANKS
Banks and Currency: The official currency of the United Kingdom is the British Pound Sterling.
All common credit cards like Visa, MasterCard or American Express are widely accepted in the UK.
Bank Opening Hours: British banks are open Monday to Friday from 09:30 to 16:30. Some banks remain open on Saturdays, but very few banks open on Sunday for a few hours.