• MONEY

The British currency is the pound
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. GBP = Great British Pound
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.

In Britain, we can not use the Euro.

The pound was divided into 100 pence. The pound is made up of 100 pence (p) exactly like the dollar is split into 100 cents.

The singular of pence is "penny". The for the penny is "p".

And they also have coins and banknotes.


Coins are:

1 penny, 2 pence, 5 pence, 10 pence, 20 pence, 50 pence, 1 pound, and 2 pounds.



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Bank notes are:

The 5 pound note, the 10 pound note, the 20 pound note and the 50 pound note.

Queen Elizabeth ll is the first monarch to have her printed on a bank note.


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  • LANGUAGES: ENGLISH

English is spoken everywhere. But American English is different from British English. They have different accents and different words.

For example:

Bangers- sausages

Aubergine- eggplant

Brolly-umbrella

Caravan- mobile home

Cheerio- Goodbye

Chips- French fries

Cinema- A movie theater

Copper- policeman

Lorry-truck

Postman- Mailman

Quid- pound

Sweet- candy

Telly- a television


  • WEATHER AND BEST TIME TO VISIT

England's weather is one of the most frequent topic of conversation.

The weather in England is wet and doesn't rain every day all year. So, it is impossible to guarantee good or bad weather in any month, so be prepared for anything.

You have to wear T-shirts, and umbrella, shorts, boots, jeans, a jumper, etc. Everything that you need for good or bad weather.

The summer months (June- September) have the best weather and it is the best period for travelling there.

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  • COMMUNICATIONS

If you travel to UK, you don´t have to call so mucho to your mother. The calls are very expensive.

So, instead of these, you can posting a letter.


  • OPENING HOURS

General opening hours for:
  • Shops are 09:00 - 05.30 (9am - 5:30pm) Monday-Saturday. On Sunday shops open from about 11:00-17:00.
  • Supermarkets tend to be open 7 days a week with longer opening hours - usually until 8pm or 10pm.
  • Offices open 09:30 to 17:30.
  • Pubs open traditionally 11:00 to 15:00 and 17:00 to 23:00.

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  • EMERGENCY SERVICES

To contact the police, fire department or ambulance service in an emergency, you can dial 999. This call is free.
Hospitals open 24 hours and have accident and departments.

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  • ELECTRICITY

The power supply in Britain is 230/240 volts.
And the power suply in Spain is 110/120 volts.
So, you need and ADAPTER.



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  • GETTING TO LONDON

You can travel to London:

  • By Air: If you are travelling to London by air, you can find information about this in the London City Airport website.
  • By Rail: The National Rail website allows to plan your trip by rail.
  • By Road: The RAC website will show you the most direct route to London from any UK and some European destinations.

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  • TIME

What time is it in England now?

I found a website which will tell you the exact time in the UK:

The time
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The time in England is the same time as in the UK (Scotland, Wales and Ireland).