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England, United Kingdom Travel Information

According to itypeauto, England is a region of Europe, located on the southern part of the island of Great Britain. England together with Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland form the United Kingdom. The capital of England is London (London). A number of major cities in England are: Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Bristol and Liverpool. England also includes approximately 100 islands, of which Wight (Isle of Wight) and the Isles of Scilly are the best known.

England is known for many things. Think of English pubs, double-decker buses, red telephone boxes, tea and the royal family. The landscape of England is known for its many green highlands and rocky beaches. Some famous buildings are the Stonehenge, the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace (with the famous guards), London Bridge, London Eye and Big Ben. Sports that are widely played in England are football, rugby, cricket and golf.

Where is England?

Travel information of England

Official name: England
Continent: Europe
Area: 130,395 km²
Capital: London (London)
Country code: GB, GBR
Population: 56,286,961 inhabitants (2019)
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Highest point: 978 m (Scafell Pike)
Distance (Amsterdam – London): 359 km
Flight time: approximately 1 hour

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in England that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs in England, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to England. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, walking map, cycling map, book or DVD about England?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in England at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
England has a temperate climate. The temperatures are around 5 degrees during the winter months and around 15 to 20 degrees during the summer months.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for England can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of England can be found at Climate info.

Best time
May and June are the best months to travel to England. This avoids mass tourism. The probability of precipitation is almost the same throughout the year.

English is the official language in England.
Would you like to translate from or into English for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in the United Kingdom:
Dutch consulates in the United Kingdom: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of the United Kingdom in the Netherlands: ukinnl.fco.gov.uk.
United Kingdom Consulate in the Netherlands: ukinnl.fco.gov.uk.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
You do not need any vaccinations for a visit to England.

Money and Currency
In England, you pay with the British pound (GBP).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs in England can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in England are slightly lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -2% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (5% cheaper), food (0.5% more expensive), imported beer in catering (20% more expensive), cigarettes (66% more expensive) and public transport (4% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In England it is customary to give a tip. If this has not already been included in the bill, it is customary to tip approximately 10%.

Time difference
In England it is 1 hour earlier than in the Netherlands.
Summer time in England is equal to that in the Netherlands.
The local time, date and time zone for England can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In England you must drive on the left.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in England.
There are toll roads in England. An overview of all toll roads in England can be found on ANWB.
Information on public transport in England can be found on Traveline.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within England.

In England you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets in England can be found on our electricity page (under the United Kingdom).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 999 or 112
– Fire: 999 or 112
– Ambulance: 999 or 112
– Non-emergency care: 101

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to England can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from England can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from England end in.co.uk.
Official England website: visitengland.com.

The country code (international access code) to call someone in England is 0044 or +44.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from England? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the England Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of England.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of England.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from England.

Public holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in England can be found on Gov.uk.
An overview of all school holidays in England can be found in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in England, supplemented with photos, videos and points of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about England?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited England. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and World Heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in England can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in England can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to England? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and perfume, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business in or with England, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about England, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.

Studying and internship
Are you considering a study, internship or gap year in England? You are by no means the only one and certainly not the first. To help you on your way, Nuffic (the Dutch organization for internationalization in education) has set up the WilWeg.nl website. On this website you will find all the information that can help you on your way, such as admission requirements, forms of education, accommodation, scholarships, internships, health insurance, study costs and of course experiences.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to England.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.8.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoke from the age of 16.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…England is often confused with the entire United Kingdom?
…In England a black cat actually brings good luck?
…Students in England have to wear a uniform?
…The English capital London attracts more than 25 million tourists every year?
…The name Big Ben does not refer to the tower but to the bell?
…French was the official language of England for 300 years?