Practical Information about London
Transportation from London
London, the capital of England is served by five major international airports: London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport and London Luton Airport and is served by British Airways. Traveling between the city and the airport is made relatively easy by large number of public transport links that have been put in place over the years. Various modes of transportation such as Heathrow express rail from Heathrow airport, Gatwick Express train from the Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Express from the London Stansted airport, taxis buses and car rentals have been provided to help passengers to get into the city quickly and comfortably. Taxis and inter-airport buses are also available to transfer directly between London’s airports.
Temperature: London’s temperature on average during the summer months is 66˚F and 41˚F during the winter months.
Currency: The pound sterling (£ / GBP).
Language: The official language is English.
Required travel documents: The rules and regulations of travel documents and visa applications change frequently. There can also be different requirements. On the website of the visa service the required and current information is listed.
Health: Information about the (mandatory) vaccinations change constantly. For current information please check your local health services online or consult your GP surgery.
Local Time: Local time is GMT +0.
Communication: London's international dialing number is +44.
Electricity: 230 volts, 50Hz. Flat three-pin plugs.
Police: 112 or 999