What To Expect
It is no secret that I love England. While living in London for three years, I explored the city for not only what it is famous for (London Eye, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul’s, etc) but also the small local hideaways that make the city truly what is is.
And from the city’s antiquated charm, to the country’s picturesque landscapes, exploring London is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to England. Take a weekend trip to Oxford or Avebury and get lost in the countless storybook towns along the way.
Language: The official language of England is English.
Currency: The British Pound is the currency of England (£). 1 USD equals approximately .72 GBP. Be mindful that this exchange rate will make your daily expenses (food/drinks, activities, transportation) quite hefty so plan accordingly!
Best Time to Visit : Spring through summer (May through late-August) in England is a beautiful time to visit the country. The sun finally begins to peak out every other day, and the weather makes lunch by the Thames a perfect afternoon pitstop. Unfortunately, this is also the time of the year that is most popular with tourists so be prepared for higher hotel rates and longer attraction lines.
If you don’t mind the cold, December is one of my all-time favorite times to visit the country, especially London. Every town in the city turns into a winter wonderland with hundreds of pop-up Christmas Markets, decor lined streets, and plenty of mulled wine to go around!
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Hey there. I’m Lexie, a twenty-something wanderlust with a passion for exploring the world. Five years ago, I jumped at the chance to study abroad in London, and suddenly my 4 month semester snowballed into a 3 year residency. During that time, I visited over 45 counties, across 6 continents, & haven’t slowed down since.