So you're visiting Britain! You're now the envy of all Anglophiles! I wish you a safe and exciting journey, and hope that when you return, you'll report back to Anglophiles United to tell us about your trip!
Need information or travel tools to plan that trip? No problem! You'll find all the critical information on this page. And if you don't have a trip in the works, you can still use the tools to dream and scheme! As Rodgers and Hammerstein wisely pointed out:
"You gotta have a dream, If you don't have a dream, How you gonna have a dream come true?"
INFORMATION FOR PLANNING YOUR TRIP
PASSPORTS U.S. citizens need a passport to enter the UK. For passport information HERE
VISAS U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter the UK for less than 6 months. For visa information for stays longer than 6 months and for non-U.S. residents HERE
U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT INFO The U.S. State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs provides vital information for tourists visiting the United Kingdom. To learn the latest about crime, safety, terrorist threats, medical insurance, medical facilities, etc. HERE
AIRFARE Check airfares at KAYAKHERE (Note: KAYAK is a travel meta search engine I discovered via the New York Times travel section. It's excellent.)
Adore the Royals? If so, then you may want to check out the various Royal residences around London. The most famous, Buckingham Palace, is where the queen and her hubby live, and it's open to visitors until September 29 each year. But many other Royal properties exist that tourists can enjoy! The Tower of London, Royal Mews, Windsor Castle, and Kensington Palace, where Kate, William, and Baby Prince George live, to name a few. Check out the map below to plot your own Royal visit.
Anglophiles never need their appetites whetted to visit Britain . . . but still, here are some lovely things you can experience on your trip . . . .