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King's Parlour
The Tower of London, England
United Kingdom of Great Britain

LONDON

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Airport Information

Name of airport: Gatwick
Distance to town: 46km
Transportation between airport and city:
  • Gatwick Express to Reach Victoria station in Central London:
    • fare: GBP13 (for first class); GBP8.6 (for second class)
  • Jetlink 747 coache
    • fare: GBP10


Name of airport: Heathrow
Distance to town: 24km
Transportation between airport and city:
  • Air bus
    • fare: ~GBP 5
  • Bus
    • fare: ~GBP 6 / ~GBP 10 (return ticket)
  • Taxi
    • fare: ~GBP 30
  • Underground
    • fare: ~GBP 3.20
    • frequency: every 5 - 8 min
Other airports: Standsted Airport, London City Airport
Airport tax: included in the flight ticket

Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights

15 1/4 hours

Visa

Not required for HK Passport holders for stay less than 6 months.
Required for CI holders
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Custom Allowance

200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250 grammes of tobacco
1 litre if more than 38.8DGR or 2 litres of max 38.8DGR of 2 litres of fortifield or sparkling wine and 2 litres of still table wine.
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Currency

Pound Sterling (GBP)
Approximately GBP1 = HK$11.88 = US$1.5325
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Tax

Airport departure tax: GBP22 for flights to/from UK; GBP17 for European destinations and GBP28 elsewhere, normally included in the ticket price.
Value added tax: 1.5%

Time Zone

GMT: + 0 hour
Difference from Hong Kong: - 8 hours

Transportation

Bus
Taxis
mini-buses
The Underground
British Rail
Docklands Light Railway
Ferries
Car rental service
London Transport

Getting around by train

ScotRail
The North Wales Coast Railway

Rail Connection

British Rail Connections - Index

Tourist attraction

The British Museum
Windsor Castle
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral
Big Ben
Buckingham Palace - Changing the guard
Tower Bridge
Tower of London
Tower Hill Pageant
Hampton Court Palace
Kew Gardens
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery

Shopping Guide

West End
Oxford Street
Bond Street
Regent Street
Piccadilly
Jermyn Street
Kensington and Chelsea
Kings Road
Kensington High Street
Kensington Church Street
Knightsbridge
Sloane Street
Knightsbridge
Covent Garden
Docklands
Hays Galleria
Tobacco Dock

Weather

Dec - Feb: Temp - 7 C, Rainfall - 72 mm
Mar - May: Temp - 14 C, Rainfall - 48 mm
Jun - Sep: Temp - 21 C, Rainfall - 50 mm
Oct - Nov: Temp - 13 C, Rainfall - 75 mm
Temperature - Five Day City Forcast
Precipitation - Five Day City Forcast

Language

Official: English
Business: English

Electricity

240 volts, 50 cycles AC.

Emergency and Useful Tel. No.

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Tourism Organizations

The Island of Jersey

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  Last modified 20 Aug 2001
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