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United Kingdom - Country Quickfacts

  • Famous Underground Sign
  • Traditional Telephone Booth
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Reclining in the park
  • Canary Wharf
Area:  130,279 km2
Capital: London
Country Code: 44
Country Population: 55.5 million
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Master Card and Diners Club
Currency: Pound Sterling
Departure Tax: From £13 to £96 depending on the destination.
Drives on the: Left
Electricity: 230 V
Ethnic Groups: 

87% White; 7% Asian; 3% Black

Flag: Austrian Flag
Location:  North West Europe
Official Language(s): English, Welsh, Celtic, Cornish
Religion: Chrtistian (Various), Muslim
Time Zone: GMT (UTC)
Tipping: Tipping is not expected but casual "rounding up" to the nearest Pound for a meal or taxi ride is expected.


United Kingdom Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to United Kingdom.

Learn about the history and culture of United Kingdom, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about United Kingdom's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering United Kingdom for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our United Kingdom tours today!


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