5566 km/3479 miles
7 hours 10 minutes
GMT (plus 1 hour in summer)
British weather is unpredictable, and at any
time of year can change dramatically in the space of a few hours. The average
daytime maximum temperature is 22 °C in July and 6 °C in January. Most rain falls from
September to January.
is located 24 km from the city centre.
Airport Tax: GBP 40 for First class and Business class and GBP 20 for Economy
* All UK
taxes are prepaid and should be included on the passengers’ ticket prior to
Transport to city and charges: taxis GBP 40-50 (approximate); underground
railway (tube) GBP 4-5; bus GBP 7 (approximate).
All foreign visitors may enter the UK provided
they are in possession of valid passports.
* For detailed and up-to-date information on
visa requirement please refer directly to the local immigration authorities or
your travel agent.
Pound Sterling (GBP 1) = 100 pence
Notes: 5, 10, 20, 50
Coins: 1, 2, 5,10,20,50,100, 200 (pence)
Government: 0900 to 1700 Monday to Friday
Banks: 0930 to 1530 Monday to Friday
Shops: 0900 to 1800 Monday to Saturday
Shops: 1100 to 1600 Sunday
International car rental companies, taxis,
public buses and underground and overground trains. From London Heathrow
airport you can reach central London
either by bus (hourly), the underground (tube) network (on the Piccadilly Line)
or by the Heathrow Express overground train to Paddington Station.
is a city rich in heritage. Popular tourist destinations include Buckingham
Palace; the National Gallery; the
British Museum; Tate Modern; Tate Britain; Covent Garden; Soho; Kensington
Palace; Hyde Park; Kensington Gardens; Hampton Court; Kew Gardens; Greenwich; the
Tower of London; London Zoo; and Piccadilly Circus. Inclusive tours of the main
sights are available. London is also famous for
the excellence and variety of its evening entertainment, from West
End musicals to classical dramas and modern works. Several major
orchestras and opera and ballet companies have their homes there.