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What can I expect from the UK?

The UK has a lot to offer. I am British so may be a little biased but the UK is a diverse and varied country. From the hustle and bustle of major cities like London and Manchester to big seaside towns, rolling mountains, gorgeous beaches and quiet villages. As a country, it has something for everyone.

In this guide i’ll walk you through all you need to know about the UK and why it remains as a tourist favourite.

Things to See and Do in the UK

Visit London
Head to Cornwall
Picturesque beauty at the Lake District
Multicultural city life in Birmingham
Hustle and bustle of a busy seaside town in Blackpool
See the Houses of Parliament
Head to the Yorkshire Coast
Shop on Oxford Street

Elizabeth Tower, London

London Bridge

Typical Costs When Travelling

Accommodation – The UK has an endless supply of accommodation options – from hostels to airbnb’s to hotels ranging from budget to luxury. Search Airbnb and booking.com to find your perfect place.

Food – You can find every cuisine known to man within the UK and some you maybe didn’t even know existed. Our favourites are Japanese and English. Whether you’ve got a few pounds to spend or a few hundred there’s something to suit. If you’re after local cuisine hunt down a good Sunday roast, seaside fish & chips or a delicious bacon butty.

Transportation – There are so  many ways to get around the UK – Tram, Bus, Boat, Bike, Train. We’ve found the best way to explore the UK was by train for longer trips or bus for shorter ones. Be warned that public transport in the UK can be expensive especially the trains.

Suggested daily budget – 40-50 GBP/50-60 EUR / 50-60 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!)

Money Saving Tips

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Eat on the go Sit down meals can get pricey. To keep costs down pick up streetfood or head to low-priced takeaways.
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Take the bus As we mentioned in the transport section you can save a lot by replacing taxi journeys with rides on the bus.
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Buy advance tickets Buying your train tickets in advance instead of on the day, can offer you big savings.
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Airbnb If hotels aren't your thing and you'd like to save money whilst having an apartment to yourself then Airbnb is a great choice. The UK is well covered with places available throughout the country.

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