What You Need to Know When Visiting the UK


Great Britain really is a great place to visit, known for its rolling countryside, overly-polite locale, and many interesting and educational historical sites. With enough to see and do, you certainly won’t be bored during a trip to the UK. 
By doing your research online first, you’ll find an endless list of information on places to go and how to spend your time, but here are just a few tips on things to be aware of before you travel across the pond. 

It’s Full Of Hearty Food 
Traditional English gastropub food ensures you’ll have a warm, home-cooked meal wherever you go, and it’s certainly not something to miss while you’re in the country. To get the best out of the experience, research into the local pubs in the area you’re planning to visit for the day and incorporate a tasty pub lunch into your schedule. That way, you’re not driving too far out of your way just for a pub (which wouldn’t be the worst thing). 
For example, if you’re traveling further down South, then you can try The Flintgate Pub, with some of the best pub food Surrey has to offer! Also, make sure you try the selection of traditional beers and ales that are famous around the UK. 
They Drive on the Opposite Side of the Road 
This may be one that you already knew, as it’s usually common knowledge, but just in case you didn’t know, the Brits drive on the left side of the road, with the steering wheel on the right of the car. If you’re considering renting a car while you’re in the UK (which you probably should), then ensure that you’re comfortable with this driving set up, and it won’t throw you off too much.
The Weather is Unpredictable
Sometimes the UK does get glorious weather – but it’s rare, and it’s never guaranteed. Your trip to the UK probably shouldn’t focus too much on sunbathing and getting a tan. This doesn’t mean, however, that you can’t visit the many lovely British beaches, especially further down South towards Cornwall, which is home to some of the most beautiful coastlines, whether it’s cloudy or not. 
You Can Release Your Inner Witch or Wizard
If you’re a Harry Potter fan (and who isn’t?), the UK is one of the best places to be. Home to Warner Bros Studio Tour in London, you can visit the sets and the very places the cast members gathered to film parts of the movies. If that’s not enough, you can go and catch the latest play, The Cursed Child, at a London theatre. 

If you’re taking a trip further up the country rather than close to London, never fear – take a detour instead to Alnwick Castle in the beautiful county of Northumberland, which is the location used for Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter movies, along with other films such as Robin Hood. There are many Harry Potter events at the castle on certain days, so if you’re traveling with children, even better!

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