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England is a major travel destination, with flights from all over the world. Close to London the main airports are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton. Other major airports in England include Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Newcastle and more.
The Channel Tunnel links London to the France and the rest of mainland Europe. You can travel as a passenger or you can take the car. Eurotunnel operate services between Calais and England.
Ferries service England from Ireland, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
England is generally a very safe country. There is very little violent crime outside the major cities.
The emergency number is 112 or 999.
For more tips on staying safe, visit our security section.
Health services are pretty good in England.
The European Health Insurance Card is valid here for citizens of E.U. member states. This will cover you in the case of an emergency but remember that you should still have health insurance as the EHIC will not cover everything.
For travel tips on packing, camping, flying and much more, visit our travel tips section.
Citizens of countries that are members of the E.U. don’t need visas to live and work in England. Also if you are a citizen of a Commonwealth Country and you have a parent that was born in the U.K., you are allowed to live and work in Engalnd and the rest of the U.K. As a citizen of the Commonwealth you are entitled to a Working Holidaymaker Visa until you are 31.
Visit https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration for more information.
An English man called Tim Berners-Lee is credited with inventing the World Wide Web.
Champagne, or to be exact sparkling wine was in fact invented by an English scientist called Christopher Merret 40 years before a French Monk named Dom Perignon perfected the method.
The first postage stamps were invented in England by William Dockwra.
The London Eye is the biggest Ferris wheel in Europe.
London has hosted the Olympic Games three times.
The English consume more tea per capita than any other country on earth.