United Kingdom - Travel Infos
The lowest temperatures measured during this time are around 14° C (57° F). In spring and fall temperatures of around 8°-10° C (46°-50° F) can be expected.
The best time to travel is during April and May as well as in September and October.
Due to its island state the weather can be very unpredictable. The west coast and the highlands receive the most rain; on the northern coast the climate is colder and stormier.
Winds are usually from the south-west, coming from the
The form of payment in
On many intersections are so called “Roundabouts” - traffic circles.
The speed limit within city limits is 48 km/h, on secondary roads 96 km/h, and on interstate highways 112 km/h.
The black Taxis of London, with their drivers, the so-called “Cabbies” are world-famous. In
Taxi drivers often refuse driving customers to areas from which they will not be able to get a return fare. Taxi fees can be read from their electronic meters.
Pets which do not conform to the standards of the British Pet Travel Scheme (PETS) are subject to six months of quarantine.
Dogs and cats may be brought into the
Due to a marked increase in the number of Mumps cases throughout
In smaller districts and towns, the stores usually remain closed all day on Sundays.
United Kingdom - Notes on the British.
If you're thinking about visiting the UK, I'd like to examine some of the old clichés to help you make up your mind.
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