Here's the basic information you must know on your England vacation:
Arrival and Departure
When arriving or departing to and from England, you will probably land at the Heathrow Airport, the largest airport and one of the most active airports on the planet. It is located 15 miles (24km) west of central London; or at London Gatwick Airport, the second largest airport in the England, which is 28 miles (45km) south of central London. (No departure tax.)
Both airports are relating to London by an underground railway network. The city can also be reached by taxi that is ready outside each airport's terminal.
Flight to England
It takes more than 8 hours if you are traveling from New York and longer if you are departing from central U.S., the mid-west, the southern Atlantic state, or the west coast.
Time to visit
The best time to visit England is throughout months of July to September, when weather conditions are at its perfect and daylight hours are the longest. Although, this is also the time when tourists visit England so the rates are higher, the streets are more crowded and the queues are longer. Low season is from November to March. If you do not mind the chilling cold of England winter and would love to capitalize of the cheaper rates, then take your pick from all of these months. Shoulder season is from April to June and the month of October.
Where to go
England it is a small country but it offers a great many attractions, museums and world renowned sights that you should not miss visiting. Visit some of the following sites: the Buckingham Palace, the Westminster Abbey, the British Museum, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the National Gallery, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, St. Paul's Cathedral, Sir John Soane's Museum, the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge, Notting Hill, the Trafalgar Square and the Admiralty Arch, among others.
Where to stay
Hotels are abundantly available especially in major cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle and Liverpool. All the same, hotels in these urban centers are very expensive especially throughout high season. Premium price is paid for rooms with bathrooms.
For a budget traveler, Bed and Breakfasts are the preferred selection. They are cheap, clean, convenient, comfortable and hospitable. Bathrooms are regularly shared with other guests but the rooms are generally comfortable.
Hiring a car If you are traveling as a group and planning to explore the country side, then hiring a car is a good selection. But pass on car rental option if you will spend most of have no doubt your time in the city.
Note: The driver seat is at the right hand side of the vehicle.
Bus, taxi and the Tube Busses, taxis and trains are the most popular methods for get around the city. London is popular for its double-decker busses. All cities and towns have bus services as well. All urban centers have taxi services. Taking the underground railways system in London (or what is frequently referred to as the Tube) is a good experience. Suburban rail services are for sale in Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and the cities in Newcastle and South Yorkshire. Tram routes are accessible in south London.