Money & duty free for United Kingdom

Exchange rates: Pound SterlingC$1 = £0.6€1 = £0.84US$1 = £0.81 Currency & Money Currency information:  See the individual Money sections within the Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Northern Ireland sections for information on currency specific to these regions. Pound (GBP; symbol £) = 100 pence. Notes are in denominations of £50, £20, £10 and £5. […]

United Kingdom Travel Guide

Open Media Gallery Great Gable, Lake District © Creative Commons / alancleaver 2000 Key Facts Area:  242,514 sq km (93,635 sq miles). Population:  65,111,143 (UN estimate 2016). Population density:  266.4 per sq km. Capital:  London. Government:  Constitutional monarchy. Head of state:  HM Queen Elizabeth II since 1952. Head of government:  Prime Minister Theresa May since […]

The London Tube Is Now Round-the-clock On The Weekend

Night owls can now take the tube 24 hours a day on Fridays and Saturdays. London’s Night Tube, which will operate for 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, starts running Friday on the Victoria and Central lines. The service will be extended to the Northern, Jubilee, and Piccadilly lines later this fall, and will allow for […]

The Situation-Getting Stuck Behind a Bus in London Is Improving

If you live in or plan on traveling to London in the near future, you may notice a nifty new service addition to some of the city buses. “We’re focused on keeping London moving and on giving drivers real-time information through a range of channels to help them avoid congested roads and reduce wasted time […]

Can A Bus Do Push-ups?

Cerny turned a London bus into a machine that appears to be an athlete doing push-ups.To hype up the 2012 Olympic Games in London, artist David Cerny created an incredibly eye-catching public installation. And with the Olympics upon us again four years later, this time in Rio, the art piece is still incredibly intriguing. London […]