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United Kingdom Travel Guides

I moved to London in 2012 for university and then ended up never leaving. I’m not a city person, but there’s something about London that makes me always come back.

And while I’m not exactly travelling when I’m in London, I think it’s important to explore our own backyards just as much (if not more!) than other destinations around the world. I love to go out and explore London, pretend I’m a tourist for a day and see all the beautiful sights.

In this section you will find all my top tips for London and the UK.

Quick travel facts about the UK

Where is the United Kingdom? The UK is an island nation in North Western Europe, composed of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to the UK via SkyScanner.

Currency: British Pound Sterling (GBP) – see the latest exchange rate here.

Electrical plugs in the UK: Type G – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.

Capital city: London

Best time to visit: The best time to travel to the UK is from April to September. During the spring and summer months you will find long, sunny and warm days with the occasional rainfall.

Summer in London is amongst my favourite times of the year. You will find less tourist crowds in autumn and winter but the weather is notoriously bad. You can see weather averages for every month in the UK here. 

How to travel around the UK: The UK has a very good, if somewhat pricey, railway system. You can get to most big cities and even smaller towns by train.

There are also lots coaches that connect all the main destination, which are usually cheaper than the trains. For longer distances you can also find cheap flights on SkyScanner.

The UK is also a great destination for road trips! Just rent a car, get your friends together and go on an adventure!

Visa requirements: Tourists from the US and Australia can travel to the UK without having to apply for a visa beforehand and can stay for up to 6 months. Check if you need a visa for your passport here.

My UK travel guides

The Top 15 Must-Visit Harry Potter Filming Locations In London

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How To Spend A Weekend In Brighton

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How To Find The Best Area To Stay In London: Tips From A Londoner

  London is one of those magnificent and iconic places that is on everyone’s travel bucket list.  The capital of England boasts some of the world’s most beautiful architecture, fun nightlife, delicious international food, a vibrant and diverse vibe and rich history. There is so much to do and see in London for every type of …

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The Ultimate London Bucket List: 40+ Epic Things to Do In London

  London is the most iconic and visited city in the United Kingdom, and with the vast variety of things to do in the British capital, it’s easy to see why. There are so many epic things to do in London that it can be pretty overwhelming for a first time traveler.  I’m not from London …

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London 2-Day Itinerary: 25+ Epic Things To Do In London In 2 Days

  Having lived in London for 7 years I never thought I’d write about it in my blog from a travellers point of view. But despite considering myself a Londoner I’m not actually a local, and I enjoy a touristy sightseeing day in London as much as anyone. I get a lot of questions from …

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Best Things To Do In Stratford Upon Avon – A Local’s Bucket List

I am lucky enough to live in Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford upon Avon, which attracts a huge amount of tourists every year because of the famous playwright. But I’m here to show you that Stratford-Upon-Avon isn’t just about Shakespeare, it has so much more to offer! If you’re planning on visiting as a day trip …

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B Bakery Bus Tour: The Best Afternoon Tea Bus Tour In London

  After six years of living in London I have started to acquire a taste for British food (some of it anyway), one of these being afternoon tea. Afternoon tea is a very traditional English meal composed of sandwiches and cakes. B Bakery offers this traditional English experience with a special twist, in the form …

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30+ Best Photo Spots In London: The Most Instagrammable Places In London (With Map!)

  London is one of the most famous and photogenic destinations. If you do a quick search of #london on Instagram you will get over 92 MILLION results. That’s a lot of photos tagging the grand UK capital. London however is also a gigantic city and not every corner is as Instagrammable as the next. …

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10 Secret Truths About Living In London As A Student

  I’m a bit late with this post (it’s been two years now since I graduated, oops…) but with a new academic year fast approaching, I wanted to share the main things I learnt about living in London as a student. I moved to London in 2012, having just turned 18 and ready for three …

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