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United Kingdom UK Britain. Pop - 60,587,300. Area - 244,820 km². Capital - London. Largest City – London. Currency – Pound Sterling. Language – English, Welsh, Gaelic. Main Religion – Christianity. Time Zone – GMT + 0 hours. Main Airports – London (Heathrow LHR, Gatwick LGW, Stansted STN, Luton LTN, London City LCY), Manchester MAN, Birmingham BHX, Glasgow GLA. Climate – Temperate and Oceanic, and tends to be very changeable. Voltage guide 240V. Dialing code 44. The UK is currently made up of four constituent countries; England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The capital cities of these countries are Belfast (Northern Ireland), Cardiff (Wales), Edinburgh (Scotland), and London (England). The largest conurbations are Greater London Urban Area - 8.28 million, West Midlands Conurbation - 2.28 million, Greater Manchester Urban Area - 2.24 million, West Yorkshire Urban Area - 1.50 million, and Greater Glasgow - 1.17 million. Historically, the United Kingdom was a major world power, which has since declined. However, the UK retains significant economic, cultural, military and political influence and is a nuclear power, with the second highest defence spending in the world. The UK was formed under the Acts of Union 1707, England (including Wales) and Scotland, which had been in personal union since the Union of the Crowns in 1603, agreed to a political union in the form of a unified Kingdom of Great Britain. It was after the defeat of Napoleon in the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815)that Britain became the principal world naval power of the 19th century. At its peak the British Empire controlled large amounts of territory in Asia, Africa, Oceania and America. Constitutionally, The United Kingdom is a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy with the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II as head of state. Economically the traditional industrial base has diminished with financial and insurance services the new driving force. The City of London is the world's largest financial centre with the London Stock Exchange, the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange, and the Lloyd's of London insurance market all based in The City.

Channel Islands  (10) , England  (82) , Isle of Man  (5) , London  (177) ,
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UK Hotels and United Kingdom Hotel Reservations

UK and United Kingdom Hotels Reservation including Britain Hotels, British Hotels, England Hotels, Northern Ireland Hotels, Scotland Hotels, Wales Hotels, Belfast, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Frome, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Taunton and Uckfield Hotels.

The Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace is a major London tourist attraction.

Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel - 35 Charles Street London

A 4 star property with 110 rooms. A regency-style Town-House Hotel, with the ambience of a private club and within close distance to Piccadilly and Berkeley Square. The location is superb. A short walk to the Green Park tube entrance and a short walk to Trafalgar. Other attractions nearby include: Shepherd Market; Michael Faraday Museum; Burlington Arcade; Museum of Mankind; Houses of Parliament; and The Royal Academy.

Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel - 35 Charles Street London

United Kingdom - wikipedia

The United Kingdom (full title The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland but usually shortened to the United Kingdom, the U.K., or Britain)is a country and sovereign state to the northwest of mainland Europe. It includes the island of Great Britain and the north-east part of the island of Ireland, together with many small local islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK with a land border, sharing it with the Republic of Ireland.

United Kingdom - wikitravel

The UK today is a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures, possessing a fascinating history and dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential in the wider world. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, the UK is still a popular destination for many travellers. The capital city of the United Kingdom (and the largest city) is London.

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Hermitage Hotel

Situated in the heart of Bournemouth's vibrant town centre and opposite the Bournemouth International Centre, the Hermitage Hotel offers modern facilities whilst retaining the elegance of a bygone age, direct access to the beautiful Pavilion Gardens.

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UK Travel Directory

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Wiltshire Tourist Guide

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