Information & Facts
£9 (adult); children under 16 free; concessions
available. Separate charge for entry to the Tower.
English is the official language, though visitors will be
astonished by the variety of regional accents.
The currency is the pound (GBP), which is divided into 100
pence. ATMs are available in all towns and Visa, MasterCard and
American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards
should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign
currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels,
however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks.
Travellers cheques are accepted in all areas frequented by
tourists; they are best taken in Pounds Sterling to avoid
Monday to Saturday 9am-5:30pm (9:30am November to
March) and Sunday 12pm-3:45pm. Closed on Good Friday, Easter
Sunday, and Sundays before 12pm. Early services start at 7am
Local time in the United Kingdom is GMT (GMT +1 from last
Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).