For a peaceful trip without the need to learn a new language, Britain is a destination of choice. Discover the largest kingdom in the world, with a little luck rub shoulders with royalty.
With the multitude of things to do and see there, you will have no time to complain. Accompanied or alone, it is a destination that will meet your expectations.
Here are some useful pieces of information which can help you prepare your stay.
- Vaccines advised: as always and everywhere, it is important to be protected against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (recurrent in adults, even in France, justifies vaccination for any trip), poliomyelitis, hepatitis A and B.
- Schedule: In general, stores open from 9:00 to 17:30, Monday through Saturday. Many department stores remain open until 18:00 (until 19:00 or 20:00, once a week, Wednesday or Thursday). In big cities, stores are open for six hours on Sundays, between 10am and 6pm (variable hours). On the other hand, in villages, shops often close one afternoon per week (preferably on Wednesdays) and some of them close for one hour at noon. However, we can now find supermarkets open 24 hours a day, from Monday to Friday.
- Media: Five terrestrial channels: the BBC (public channel) has two, the other three are private. The national radio network (BBC) broadcasts on five frequencies, to which 240 private stations have been added. The press is a living institution: ten national dailies (ranging from the tabloid, like the Sun, to the respected Times); the regions have their abundant local press; the magazine market explodes.
- Internet and GSM coverage: Cyber in all major cities. Connections in most hotels. The coverage is good across the country. However, we advise you to check with your operator (reception depends on him) on the terms of access to the local network.
When to go to Britain?
To know when to go to Britain, avoid relying on the meteorological reputation of the country. It is necessary to know that the country enjoys several climates according to the geographical area.
In any case, it is better to bring all year long a good sweater and a windbreaker, in order not to be surprised by the changing weather. As a rule, summer is the ideal season to stay in Britain.
Avoid winter and mid-season if you plan to enjoy the countryside. On the other hand, for lovers of "thrills" and nature, winter is the best time to contemplate the strength of natural elements: in the rain and wind, the coast is beautiful, the colors are sumptuous, and tourists are few, except, of course, during the holiday season.
British experience at the best price
To travel at the best price, there are good plans to see now. To book for example, calling on specialized sites is a great way to ally economy and comfort. On Opodo, you can book your flight in simple clicks.
The site offers you several choices according to your budget and your taste. On Opodo, you can book a hotel at the best price. For any city in Britain where you want to spend a night, the site is at your disposal.