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Essential information

At a glance

Plug type g
Electricity
230V/50hz
May-Sep
Best time to go
Summer
-0.3°C / 31.5°F
Current Weather
Partly Cloudy
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Money and costs

Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
£55
  • Dorm beds: £15–30
  • Cheap meals in cafes and pubs: £7–11
  • Long-distance coach: £15–40 (200 miles)
Midrange
£55–120
  • Double room in a midrange hotel or B&B: £65–130 (London £100–200)
  • Main course in a midrange restaurant: £10–20
  • Long-distance train: £20–80 (200 miles)
Top end (more than)
£120
  • Four-star hotel room: from £130 (London from £200)
  • Three-course meal in a good restaurant: around £40
  • Car rental per day: from £35

Visas

Generally not needed for stays of up to six months. Not a member of the Schengen Zone.

Get the latest visa advice for England from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
ENG
Manchester
Go May–Sep
Mar – May
1355541
Jun – Aug
19116652
Sep – Nov
1485846
Dec – Feb
724535
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Cornwall
Go May–Sep
Mar – May
1275344
0.23
0.01
Jun – Aug
18126455
0.27
0.01
Sep – Nov
1595950
0.17
0.01
Dec – Feb
954840
0.27
0.01
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Birmingham
Go Apr–Oct
Mar – May
1345639
Jun – Aug
21116952
Sep – Nov
1475744
Dec – Feb
714434
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Bath
Go Apr–Oct
Mar – May
1255441
Jun – Aug
19126653
Sep – Nov
1485847
Dec – Feb
724437
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
London
Go Apr–JunSep–Oct
Mar – May
1565843
0.17
0.01
Jun – Aug
22137256
0.23
0.01
Sep – Nov
1696047
0.17
0.01
Dec – Feb
834637
0.2
0.01
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to England

Most overseas visitors reach England by air. As London is a global transport hub, it's easy to fly to England from just about anywhere. The massive growth of budget ('no-frills') airlines has increased the number of routes – and reduced the fares – between England and other countries in Europe.

The other main option for travel between England and mainland Europe is ferry, either port-to-port or combined with a long-distance bus trip, although journeys can be long and financial savings not huge compared with budget airfares.

International trains are much more comfortable and a 'green' option, too; the Channel Tunnel allows direct rail services between England, France and Belgium, with onward connections to many other European destinations.

Flights, cars and rail tickets can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Flights to England

The best price found from United States to England is on July 1st, 2019, travelling with TAP. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $206.00
MAN
Manchester

Getting around England

Transport in England can be expensive compared to Continental Europe; bus and rail services are sparse in the more remote parts of the country. For timetables, check out www.traveline.info.

Car Useful for travelling at your own pace, or for visiting regions with minimal public transport. Cars can be hired in every town or city.

Train Relatively expensive, with extensive coverage and frequent departures throughout most of the country.

Bus Cheaper and slower than trains, but useful for more remote regions that aren’t serviced by rail.

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