FAQs about travel to London
Helpful information for travelers to London
Do they use Euros in London?
No, the currency used in London is Pound sterling.
Will my cell phone work in London?
If your cell phone is locked to your home network it won't work in the UK. There are, however, free Wi-Fi spots throughout the city as well as at cafes, restaurants, hotels and stores, so you should have no trouble getting connected during your stay.
Should I hire a car to get around London?
The London transport system is world-renowned. Its buses, trams and both the underground and over-ground rail networks all work together to get you around safely, so hiring a car shouldn’t be necessary. If you want to explore further afield than the Big Smoke, you may wish to hire a car, but the national rail network in the UK will usually get you where you need to go.
What is an Oyster card?
An Oyster card is a pay-as-you-go travel card that you can use on all London public transport. London is separated into travel zones 1-6, and each zone has its own pricing system, so be sure to check before you travel.
How long can I stay in London as a tourist?
US travelers do not need a visa to visit the UK for a period of less than six months, so you’ll be fine for your vacation.