When is the best time to visit the UK?
British weather is notoriously unpredictable but you’ll generally find warm and dry weather during spring (late March to early June) and autumn (September to November). You’ll also avoid peak tourist season over the summer, and enjoy the changing of the seasons instead. Think beautiful flowering trees or maple-coloured leaves blanketing the walkways.
Generally, the UK climate is relatively temperate and doesn’t experience extreme temperatures at either end of the scale. This means it’s actually nice to visit all year-round but be mindful that some attractions may close during winter.
What is the main language in the UK?
Despite being composed of four countries, three of which have their own native language, and being heavily influenced by multiculturalism, English is spoken by an overwhelming 98% of the UK population. You will also find speakers of Scots, Welsh, Irish, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu!
What is the time zone in the UK?
The United Kingdom has one standard timezone: UTC+0 in winter and UTC+1 in the summer. As a guide, the UK is 9 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) during the British summer.
What is the currency in the UK?
The official currency of the UK is the Pound Sterling (GBP). You can order GBP from Travelex with ease, before you travel to the UK, leaving you with one less thing to worry about! Organise your foreign cash with Travelex online and collect at your nearest Travelex store or at your local Australia Post office. Alternatively, you can load British Pounds directly onto your Travelex Money Card, and easily manage and check your balance using the Travelex Travel Money app.
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