U.K. Tourist Guide
The UK is located in the northwest of Europe in the British Isles. washed by By the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, from the south it is separated from France by the English Channel.
Flight The duration of the flight from Moscow to London is 3 hours 45 minutes.
Capitals: England – London, Scotland – Edinburgh, Wales – Cardiff.
Language – the official and common language is English.
Time – behind Moscow for 3 hours.
It is forbidden to import drugs, firearms, gas cylinders, pornographic materials, raw products. For the importation of medicines containing narcotic additives, permission from your doctor is required. Tourists have the right to bring 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, 1 quart (1.14 l) of alcoholic beverages, 250 grams toilet water and 50 grams of perfume. Importation of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products Tsam under 17 years is prohibited. On January 1, 2013, the European Union changed the rules for the import and export of cash and now it is necessary to declare cash amounts in the equivalent of more than 10,000 euros, and you need to declare it at the entrance. and on the go. Declarations are subject not only to the euro, but also cash in any currency, as well as securities and traveler’s checks. The EU has already developed new declaration forms.
Entry into the country
When entering the United Kingdom, you must present a valid passport current visa. The border control representative will usually ask how long You will be in the country. You can show an invitation from our partner in Great Britain UK, which indicates the place of residence and your passport details.
Attention!!! On March 26, 2006, the law on the ban on smoking in Scotland entered into force and on July 1, 2007 years in England. From this day on, smoking will be banned in all hotels, bars, clubs, cafes, restaurants and other public places. This means that anyone seen smoking in a hotel will be considered a violator of the law and subject to fines and criminal prosecution.
Regardless of the time of year, British weather is subject to frequent changes, so do not An umbrella and warm clothes will be superfluous. In spring the temperature varies from +6 to +12C. It’s warm in the summer, sometimes even hot, so light summer clothes are perfect. Average temperature + 18-20C. However, evenings can be chilly or even cold. Autumn is the best season. The temperature varies from +14C in September to +6C in November. In winter you can’t say that the country suffers from excessively severe frosts. Most days of winter are clear, fresh and very pleasant. Temperature -4-5С.2
Most English people attend Anglican and Protestant churches, a minority – Baptists and reformists. Catholic communities are mainly located in the vicinity of Glasgow (3000 churches).
The form of government is a parliamentary monarchy.
New Year – January 1
Easter holidays – in April
May Day – First Monday in May
August day of rest – the last Monday of August
Christmas holidays – December 25-27.
The UK also hosts many festivals and celebrates regional holidays.
The monetary unit is the pound sterling (GBR), equal to 100 pence. Banknotes in circulation in denominations of £5, £10, £20, £50. Banknotes: £5, £10, £20, £50. Coins: £1, £2, £5, £10.
Currency exchange can be done in banks that are open from Monday to Friday from 9.30 to 17.00, and large banks – until 19.00, as well as in currency exchange offices that often work around the clock.
Be careful when comparing the exchange rate and the commission fee.
Working hours of institutions
Shopping in central London: 9.30 to 20.00 from Monday to Saturday, large stores – The centers are also open on Sundays from 12:00 to 18:00
Main post offices: from 9.00 to 17.30 (18.00) from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 to 12.30 in Saturday.
Museums: from 10.00 to 18.00 from Monday to Saturday, from 14.00 (14.30) to 17.00 (18.00) on Sunday.
Tourist office: from 9.00 to 17.00, the reception is very modest and often limited to the sale of information brochures.
There are 2 forms of payment for public pay phones – cash (accepted nets in denominations of 10, 20, 50 pence or 1 pound) and on a card that can be bought at the post office and in some stores (worth 20, 10 and 5 pounds).
Calls to Russia: 007 + area code + subscriber number.
Calls from Russia to the UK: 8-10-44 + area code, starting with “0” + subscriber number.