Tips while Traveling to the UK for a First Timer

Category: Getting Around

United KingdonThe United Kingdom is full of adventure whether you want to visit an English village to enjoy craft ale, you want to trek in the Scottish Highlands, go surfing or visit its historical cities. There are numerous activities to choose from. Despite the many activities that it has to offer, there are basic things that you should know before booking your flight.


Be Alert on the Road
While in most countries people drive on the right side of the road, things are different in the UK. This makes it easy for tourists to have accidents when crossing roads. Knowing that people drive on the left side of the road will help you cross the road safely as you will know where to check for oncoming vehicles.


Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Crime rate in the UK is relatively low. In fact it is one of the safest countries in Europe. Despite this, it is important that you are aware of the surroundings to avoid being a victim of crimes such as pickpocketing.


Pack a Universal Travel Adaptor
You have probably travelled to a new country and you had to buy a universal adaptor. It can be frustrating when you want to charge your electronic devices but you could not at that particular moment. Electricity sockets in the UK have 3 rectangular prongs thus it is advisable that you carry your universal travel adaptor.


The Best Time to Go
The country experiences four seasons. If you are a winter person, you can visit the country in December through to February, if you want to experience summer, you should visit from May to September. This is actually the best time to be in the country the hottest months are June through to August. The beauty of this European country is that you can visit whenever you wish.


Foods that Are a Must Have
Just like any other destination, UK has a unique and amazing cuisine. Some of the foods that are a must have for a true UK experience include; Bangers and Mash (sausages and a creamy mash), chicken tikka masala served with naan bread and rice, roast dinner which is popular on Sundays and steak and ale pie.


Things to Do
London being the capital city is a must visit. From a speedboat ride in the Thames River to visiting the Tower of London, the city has a lot to offer. Learn about the Scottish culture, visit the Snowdonia National Park, engage in various outdoor activities at the Lake District and attend festivals. You will need a lot of time to experience most of the things the country has to offer.