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    London Travel InformationEngland Fast Facts
    Capital: London
    Population: 60.5 million
    Language: English, Welsh
    Currency: British pound (GBP)
    Time Zone: EST plus 5 hours
    Electricity: 240V, 50Hz

    England Highlights
    England Travel InformationStonehenge
    Built in several stages starting around 3,000 BC, Stonehenge remains one of humankind's biggest mysteries. While science is still trying to determine the purpose behind this famous prehistoric monument, it is generally assumed to be some sort of astronomical observatory that reflects the changing trajectory of the sun through the sky and the seasons.

    London Travel InformationTower of London
    Over the years, the Tower has served as an impregnable fortress, a royal residence, armory, treasury, and perhaps most notably, as a prison for those who offended the monarchy. Today, the Tower houses the Crown Jewels along with many other treasures and exhibits. Guarded by 37 "Beefeaters," legend has it the kingdom would fall if they were to ever desert the Tower.

    Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling Festival
    Every year on the second May Bank Holiday, a seven-pound wheel of cheese is released down a steep, bumpy hill in Gloucestershire. The rolling cheese is chased by dozens of thrill-seeking men and women who wind up falling head over heels down the hill and are ultimately carried off by one of the many paramedics waiting at the bottom. And while the cheese usually wins the race, the hillside of tumbling bodies makes for quite the bizarre and hilarious scene.

    England Travel Information Historical Facts
    • England has existed as a unified entity since the 10th century
    • England and Wales united in 1284
    • England and Scotland joined as Great Britain in 1707
    • Britain and Ireland agreed to a legislative union in 1801

    Some "spot on" phrases to use in Britain
    While American and British English may appear quite similar on the written page, you'll quickly discover a world of differences. Here are a few phrases to help you navigate the British Isles like a local.
    Hello. Alright.
    Goodbye. Cheerio./Cheers./Ta-ta.
    Thank you. Cheers.
    I don't understand. I'm all at sea.
    Biscuit. Bicky.
    Crackers./Cookies. Biscuits.
    Telephone. Blower.
    Watch your step. Mind the gap.
    Currency & Travel
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