Your vacation is all booked and you’re ready to travel but you feel you may have forgotten to ask something. Some of these questions may be below.
What should I bring with me?
We always recommend that you travel light if possible. Check the long term weather forecast before leaving and bring appropriate clothing. Don’t forget an umbrella (in case of showers) an electrical adapter to fit UK plug sockets for your electrical appliances. And of course a camera to get snaps of everything you see. For further information on what to pack, click here.
Can I use my US cell phone in the UK?
Nowadays most cell-phones will work when travelling abroad especially if your phone is a “tri-band” phone (ask your mobile/cell-phone provider). Most cell-phone networks however will charge overseas or international tariffs so it is best to check all charges before you depart so you know what you’ll be paying. If you want a low-cost way of making calls whilst you’re here in Britain you may choose to purchase a “pay-as-you-go” sim-card (chip) to put in your cell-phone, this will give you a UK number and allow you to call locally. For more information please ask your adeo Travel Britain expert.
I’m travelling and have a question, what do I do?
Call us! In your travel documents you will receive the business card of your Britain expert with a local telephone number within the UK. Pop this card in to your purse or wallet so that you have it with you during travel – it will contain our office number for calls during working hours and an emergency number if you need to call us of an evening or weekend.
I have bought an expensive item; can I claim back the tax?
Yes! You can claim back VAT tax on items that you purchase in the UK but are taking out of the country back to your home nation. For more information on what items you can claim tax back on and how to do so, please click here.