English is the main language in the UK but different dialects are spoken in the different countries of the UK such as Scots and Gaelic and Welsh.
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The obligatory pint of beer in a British pub can set you back $5 to $10 depending on where in the UK you are. Expect to pay more in cities, London tops the pint prices whereas Herefordshire in the West Midlands is the cheapest place to drink.
Average pub meals in the UK cost between $10-$20, restaurant prices range from $20-$35. London restaurants and pubs are a bit more pricey but street food delicacies can be found in many parts of the city and cost $7-$12.
A 3km taxi ride in the UK costs on average $8 but fares differ greatly between cities and especially London and Aberdeen can set you back $11-$15 for the same journey.
Travel on buses and subways in cities costs $3-$6, intercity coach travel starts at $10 if you want to get from city to city. To travel independently, you can book a campervan with us from $37pp per day.
You can find clean, budget hostels all over Britain and dorm beds in UK hostels will cost between $15 and $25.
The average price for a night in a mid-range hotel would be somewhere between $135 and $170.
The UK's weather fluctuates throughout the year though traditionally peak times to visit are during the warmer months from May until September. During the spring and summer months the countryside is glorious and the cities are buzzing with pop up markets and restaurants. Traditional pubs spill out onto the streets as locals and tourists take advantage of the sunshine. This isn’t to say though that the cooler months aren’t as good. During December, cities and towns come alive with magical Christmas markets, burning log fires, twinkling lights and giant Christmas trees.
Depending on your nationality, you may need a Visa to enter the UK. Currently New Zealand passport holders can enter and stay in the UK for up to six months without a visa while on holiday. All travelers should check current visa and passport regulations before travelling to the UK, and allow plenty of time to acquire the correct documentation. For information about working visas for the UK, contact our Travel Experts.
Want to work in the UK? No problem, with Britbound you can start your UK adventure stress-free. Take a look at our work starter packages and let our Travel Experts help you find the right visa to get you started.