Greater London travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Greater London with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Greater London.

Greater London travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Greater London with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Greater London - quick facts
Time difference UK +0 hours
Language(s) English
Currency Pound Sterling
Electricity G plug (230V)
Driving side Left

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Greater London weather

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Hours of sunshine (daily)
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The Greater London weather guide shows long term monthly averages for London.

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Greater London travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Greater London from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Greater London.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Greater London travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Greater London with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Greater London, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Greater London covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Greater London with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Greater London FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Greater London including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

What is the time difference between Greater London and the UK?

The time difference between Greater London and the UK is UK time+0 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Greater London?

The main language spoken in Greater London is English.

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What is the currency in Greater London?

The currency in Greater London is the Pound Sterling (GBP).

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Which plugs are used in Greater London?

Greater London uses electrical plug type G (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Greater London?

They drive on the left side of the road in Greater London.

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