Travel tips in Britain

Travel tips

Useful information

Use this section to find handy information on immigration, studying in Britain, coming here with your children, medical information, tipping etiquette and more...


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Tourist information centres

Visit or contact any of Britain's local tourist offices to access a wealth of detailed, up-to-the-minute information, as well as numerous useful services such as accommodation and tour booking.

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Tourist guides

Blue Badge Guides are registered, professional tourist guides who are passionate about British history, art, literature, and traditions, and know how to bring them to life.

Customs & immigration

Make sure you have the appropriate identification and the correct visa before you arrive:

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Britain for kids

Zoos in Britain

Zoos have been popular in Britain since the 19th century, in fact the world's first reptile house,...

Britain for kids

Picnics spots in the UK

There's no better way to spend a quiet day than having a picnic with your family. Britain is home...

Britain for kids

Family beaches

Britain's coastline stretches for over 9,000 miles and is covered by beautiful beaches and bays...

Britain for kids

Rainy days out

No, it doesn't rain all the time in Britain! But when it does, it's good to know there's loads to...

Business travellers

When travelling to Britain on business, why not combine business with pleasure and extend your stay to experience Britain with your partner and family? Take time out of your busy schedule to discover what Britain has to offer, not only as a top business destination but also as a world-class holiday destination.

Theme parks

Legoland

For a unique family outing, there's nowhere better than Legoland.

Theme parks in the UK

If you want an adrenaline-packed day, take your family to one of Britain's fantastic theme parks. There's so much to do that none of you will want to leave!

British universities

Anyone opting for an education overseas is making one of the most important decisions in their life. Not just for the impact it has on your career prospects and long-term future, but also for the opportunities it gives you to experience new cultures, new customs and new ideas firsthand.

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Guide dogs & public disabled toilets

If you have mobility or seeing disabilities, we've put together some practical information about public disabled toilets and about what to do if you are bringing your guide dog with you to help make your trip to Britain easier and more enjoyable.

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Travelling to Britain with dogs and pets

Dogs, cats and ferrets from certain countries are able to enter Britain via selected ports of entry under the pilot Pets Travel Scheme without quarantine – provided certain conditions are met.

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