BanksMonday to Friday 9.30 – 15.30 Saturday 9.30 – 13.00 (only some banks) Sunday closed.ATM’s & Bureaux de change are widely available throughout London.CuisineFrom fast food to fine dining, spicy curries in Brick Lane to dim sum in Chinatown, London is a truly multi cultural city for cuisine. Why not try the fish and chips from the famous Seashells restaurant in Lisson Grove.CurrencyPounds sterling – GBPDialing CodesCountry code for UK is + 44Area code for London is (0) 20Don’t Go Home Without TryingTake afternoon tea at one of London’s luxury hotels like The Ritz or The Dorchester. Bookings must be made in advance. A tour on an open top bus, weather permitting or follow in the footsteps of the famous and trendy and walk down the famous King’s Road.Electricity240 Volts ACLanguageEnglishShopsDepartment stores open Monday to Saturday 9.30 to 17.30 & Sundays 11.00 to 17.00. Supermarkets open Monday to Saturday 8.00 to 20.00 & Sundays 10.00 to 16.00TravelBoris Bikes24 hour cycle hire in London – no advance booking required – available throughout Central London.Oyster CardsOyster Cards are smart cards that can be bought at most newsagents and Underground stations. You can top them up at machines with cash or debit/credit cards. They are accepted on all London Underground trains and London buses.BusHop on and hop off buses – hundreds of different routes through Central LondonTaxi’sBlack cab taxi’s can be hailed throughout London and fares charged as shown on the meter.UndergroundKnown by Londoners as the “Tube” - 13 destination lines all linked into Central London for a fast and effective way to get around.Daily and weekly passes plus Oyster cards for the buses and underground are widely available at Newsagents. For more information, visit the Transport For London website - www.tfl.gov.ukTime ZoneLondon is GMT (+ 1 hour during the Summer)Tipping10% is standard, however, many restaurants add a discretionary 12.5% automatically to the bill.Useful Tourist Websiteswww.visitlondon.comwww.royal.gov.ukwww.londontown.comwww.tfl.gov.uk
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