Please find a
listing of our Frequently Asked Questions on Visiting England:
Q - Which is the best airport to arrive to in London?
A - All of the airports are not really in Central London. Heathrow
is the largest, and busiest. It benefits from being on the Underground
(Metro) system in London, which helps when getting into the centre.
The other airports (Stansted, Luton and Gatwick) are all very similar
in distance. London City airport is probably the closest in distance
to the centre, but not many flights are scheduled here.
Q - Which is the best time of year to visit?
A - High season is from June until around the end of August, this
is the summer and peak tourist season, where accommodation is most
expensive. You might save a few pounds if you do not mind travelling
in the off-season. But keep in mind that some attractions are closed
Q - I have heard
that England is very expensive. Is this true?
A - England can be expensive, but can also be affordable, depending
on your expectations. In Australia or South Africa you can get a
five star hotel room for the cost of a small B&B room in central
London. Consequently, your budget should be realistic. If you want
luxury in England, then be prepared to pay much for it. An ideal
English holiday is staying in a small guesthouse – it is a
unique experience. For more accommodation options click here.
Q - Do I need a visa to enter the UK?
A – You only need a Visa if you are not living in the EU
or the British Commonwealth. Living in other countries you will
have to contact your local UK embassy to find out your requirements
for your visa. Generally work visas and work permits are much more
limited and difficult to get. The basic tourist visa is fairly straightforward.
Q - Is the weather really
A - It all depends on the time of year that you travel. In summer
it can be very comparable to the rest of Europe. In winter it can
be very pleasant, as well. As most people say, the rain is all part
of the charm. Take it as a part of England.
Q - Where are the best historical sites?
A - The answer is “everywhere”. In each city or village
you will visit, do not hesitate to contact the tourist office and
they can tell you about any places of interest in the area.
Q - Which is the best location to visit?
A - There is no easy answer to this question. It all depends on
the kind of holiday you wish to have and what you are trying to
get out of your trip to England. London is great for a big cultural
historical city experience, the South for a coastal holiday, and
the North for historical significance.