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YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ENGLAND
Being English, it might be fair to say Jenn is bias when it comes to how great England is!
Jenn's family have been born and raised in London for generations, and it's also the City where we first met, fell in love and made the decision to travel the world together - so needless to say London has a special place in our hearts and will always be home!
Aside from personal points, London is also one of Europe's largest cities, a financial hub, and one of the most visited in the world thanks to its rich history, cute old streets and endless pubs!
Currency & Costs
The United Kingdom, including England, uses the Great British Pound (GBP £).
London is one of the most expensive cities in the world, with the whole south of England sitting around the same cost of living as London itself.
The north of the country sees much lower costs.
England has four very distinct seasons. Summer can reach temperatures of around 30 degrees, whilst peak winter months of January and February can be as low as 0 degrees on the odd day.
Despite the sayings - it really doesn't rain all that much in the south of England! The north sees much higher rainfall on average.
England is considered a very safe country, even the major cities feel safe to wander on your own as a woman.
Petty crime such as pick-pocketting is an issue in major tourist areas.
Driving in England
If you're coming from the States or Europe - or almost most other countries on the planet - then you're used to driving on the right hand side of the road and likely driving an auto.
Driving in England is a little different - we drive on the left and generally drive a manual/stick shift car. Bear this in mind if you're renting!
England (or the U.K as a whole) has never been a Schengen member. This means you either enter England on a visa waiver or you need a visa.
If you are a European, American, Canadian, Australian or most Caribbean passport holders you can enter the U.K without a visa for up to 6 months. Please check requirements before entering.
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