Before preparing a trip to London, you might be asking yourself what travel documents you need, the city’s climate, the currency used in the UK, and other frequently asked questions:
London is Europe’s largest city and one of the largest in the world. It has a population of over 7,5 million in its urban area and over 14 million in the metropolitan area, and is divided into 33 districts.
The power sockets used in the United Kingdom is Type G with three rectangular prongs. This type of plug is not common, so you’ll most likely need an adaptor for your appliances. Normally, these adapters are cheaper if you get them before traveling, but you can also easily find them in London once you arrive. If you stay in a hotel, we recommend you ask to borrow one.
In London, shops are normally open from 10 am to 6 pm, however, some supermarkets and shopping malls are open until later. In the centre, you’ll find supermarkets open until 11 pm.
The time zone in London is GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). In other words, London is 5 hours ahead of New York, 8 hours ahead of San Francisco and 11 hours behind Sydney.