Exchange rate:£1= $1.47
Weather:Probably cold, possibly wet — but impossible to predict
- Call the U.S. by dialing 001+area code+number
- Call Europe by dialing 00+country code+number
- Within London, you can phone local numbers without first dialing 020, unless you are using a mobile phone.
- Important numbers:
American Embassy: 020 7499 9000
Radiotaxis: 020 7272 0272
Black cabs: 020 7275 0272
- Black cabs are easy to hail and always provide excellent service. Avoid minicabs. They are unlicensed, untrained, and often pricey.
- The London underground (tube) runs from 6 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Purchase tickets inside at kiosks.