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Cheap flight tickets to the United Kingdom (UK)

Cheap flights to the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom (UK) is a country in northwestern Europe composed of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It has over 40 airports with some of the busiest being Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Manchester Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Birmingham Airport, and Glasgow Airport.

Of all the airports in the UK, London’s Heathrow Airport is the busiest and the star of them all as it was the filming location of notable Hollywood films such as The Bourne Ultimatum and Love Actually. The airport features a range of shopping and dining options including cafe chains, traditional pubs and snack corners. Free WiFi is also available all throughout its terminals. Truly, your United Kingdom trip starts right at this very airport.

Why plan a trip to the United Kingdom

There’s a long list of reasons to convince you to plan a United Kingdom trip. All nations and cities in the United Kingdom offer a unique set of experiences for everyone.

Many travellers start their United Kingdom trip in the capital city of London. There’s definitely a lot of things to do in London but be sure to tick the must-visit attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Royal Botanical Garden, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the National Gallery. A day trip to the Stonehenge is an experience you can’t dare miss when in London too. It is a must in every United Kingdom trip. While London may have a reputation as an expensive destination, did you know that you can still travel there on a budget? In fact, you can enjoy a 5-day London itinerary under RM1,200.

After London, book United Kingdom flights to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. A notable attraction here is the Edinburgh Castle, a historic fortress that is home to Scotland’s crown jewels. From the castle, you can easily visit the other historic spots like the Old Town's Royal Mile, a series of streets where you can shop, dine, and marvel at the medieval buildings.

As you complete your United Kingdom trip, don’t forget to treat your tastebuds to a range of British culinary delights. Try the ‘full English’ breakfast, British bangers (sausages), fish ‘n’ chips, and haggis, a sheep stomach stuffed with a mixture of the sheep’s liver, heart and lungs together with some spices and seasoning.

You may also want to consider embarking on the Great British country drive for a memorable road trip in Europe. Other top travel destinations you should consider visiting on your next United Kingdom trip are Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, and the University Towns of Oxford and Cambridge.

Best time to visit the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is an all-year travel destination as the climate is relatively mild and temperate all throughout the seasons. However, many tourists prefer to visit during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) as they are generally dry and warm with little to no weather disturbances. If you want to escape the crowd and get better chances of booking cheap flights to the United Kingdom, visit during summer (June to August) and winter (December to February).

United Kingdom travel budget

United Kingdom’s currency is the Pound Sterling (GBP). As of 02 June 2019, GBP1 is equal to RM5.30. The average daily budget for travel in the United Kingdom is GBP130 (RM688). The average meal price for one day is GBP28 (RM148) while hotel rates in the UK could range from GBP68 (RM360) for basic stays to GBP136 (RM720) for typical hotel rooms good for two pax. You might want to compare prices of United Kingdom flights on Skyscanner to book cheap flights to the United Kingdom and save on your total travel cost.

United Kingdom visa information for Malaysians

Malaysians do not need a visa to travel to the United Kingdom for a period of up to 180 days. Make sure to secure your passport with at least six months validity. Return air tickets to the United Kingdom, hotel reservations and other identification documents might be asked upon arrival so you might want to prepare them ahead too.

How to find cheap air tickets to the United Kingdom on Skyscanner

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Information is accurate as of 02 June 2019.

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