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Welcome to UK Entry

UK Entry is a resource for travellers to the UK, helping them understand how to travel, what happens on arrival, inspiration for visitors and information about immigration, living and working in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Martha Ryan

Spend a Penny - meaning and origin

The phrase "spend a penny" in British English means to urinate. For example, before leaving the house, someone might say "please wait, I need to spend a penny", or asking a child before a long journey, "do you need to spend a penny?". The origin…

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Martha Ryan

Units of Measure used in the UK

Here in the UK we have a curious mix of units of measurement, some metric, some imperial, which is unique to Britain and reflects the older imperial measurements slowly giving way to considerable use of metric (SI) units of measure, with some notable exceptions stuck…

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Martha Ryan

Tower of London latest queue video August 2021

The Tower of London, London's top tourist attraction, which has been closed to visitors due to the pandemic reopened on 19th May, 2021. Tickets can be booked at: https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/visit/tickets-and-prices/ UPDATE: 9th August, 2021 - latest video of the queue at the Tower of London. I have…

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Martha Ryan

Does the UK have a Thanksgiving?

The UK does not celebrate Thanksgiving as such, because Thanksgiving is an American celebration, associated with the successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean by the Pilgrim Fathers to their new home of America. The British, since they did not embark on this perilous voyage, do…

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