Useful information about London
If you are planning to visit London here is some information that can be useful. The most important thing is money, so you must know which currency to use. England’s official currency is the pound (£). If you want to change your dollars, euros or some other currencies, we highly recommended exchange offices. They offer you the best exchange rates. Avoid changing currencies at the airport, because exchange rates are worse there! The time zone is GMT.
You probably know for the famous London’s phone booth. It is cheaper to use them than your cell phone! If it is an emergency call (police, ambulance or firemen) the numbers are: 999 and 112. Do not abuse these numbers or you will be punished! If you want to report some criminal actions, report to the legal police station. If you are in central London, the police station you should report that crime is West End Central Police station. Their phone number is: +44(0)2074371212.
You can use your cell phones in London. But it is very expensive, and it is better to buy a SIM card of England’s providers. The internet is widely available. But if you are planning to bring your laptop, there is one problem. England use 240 V electricity, and the rest of the Europe 220V electricity system. So you will have to use a special charger for your laptop.
You must remember that people drive on the left side of the road in England! So you will have to change perspective on car traffic. And you must know that smoking is forbidden in public places. Because there are many police officers, you will probably be caught, and punish. There are special rooms just for smokers.