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The United Kingdom is a country located on the North-West Coast of Europe. The United Kingdom is composed of Great Britain (comprising England, Wale and Scotland) and the Northern Part of the Irish Island. Britain is always used to describe the entire United Kingdom. The capital of the United Kingdom is London. London is one of the world's leading commercial, financial and cultural centres. Other cities in the United Kingdom are Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Belfast, Glasgow and Cardiff.
The origin of the United Kingdom can be seen at the time of the Anglo-Saxon King, Athelstan in the early 10th century. The Anglo-Saxon King, Athelstan gets the assurance of loyalty from the Celtic Empire. He became the first king to reign in the United Kingdom. Wales is a Celtic conglomerate empire located in the southwest of Great Britain officially united with England by the Unions Act 1536 and 1542. Scotland is ruled from London since 1603 and officially united with England and Wales in 1707 to form United Kingdom of Great Britain. The British word was used at that time to refer to all the United Kingdom population. Ireland became a colony of the United Kingdom in 1600 and officially united with Great Britain under the Unity Act 1800. The Irish Islands gained their independence in 1922. The relationship between the country's constituent and England led to a controversy, rebellion and the war. This tension subsided in the 20th century when rallies were introduced in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. However, relations between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland continued to last until the 21st century despite the introduction of a shared power rally.
The United Kingdom has a significant impact on world economic status, especially in technology and industry. Since World War II, the United Kingdom has become famous for exporting literary, cultural, theatre, movie, television and popular music materials locally.
Residents of the European Union and Switzerland do not require a visa to enter the United Kingdom. However, they need to have a valid identification card or passport. They have the right to move or work in the United Kingdom. Irish people, Malta and Cyprus, have additional rights. They can vote or be in elections in the United Kingdom. However, Malaysians do not need a visa to enter the United Kingdom. They only need a valid passport. The length of time to stay in the United Kingdom without a visa is for 6 months. While in the United Kingdom, you cannot work. If there is a short time student who will stay in the United Kingdom for 6 months or more, you must apply for a visa entry visa before travelling to the United Kingdom.
English is a language spoken throughout the United Kingdom although there are some parts of large cities with many foreign immigrants using various languages. Welsh languages are also widely used in Wales especially in the Northern and Western parts. However, English is still used in Wales. Most road sign directions are bilingual. Scottish Gaelic is used in Scotland. However, there are only 60,000 users nowadays. Irish is also used in some areas of Northern Ireland.
The United Kingdom has various range of weather. The United Kingdom has a humid climate caused by the North Atlantic flows and its proximity to the sea. The summer and even the modest winters allow you to make any outdoor activities throughout the year. The weather in the United Kingdom is changing and it is usually windy and wet. Rain in the United Kingdom is usually only for 2 or 3 hours. During summer, the temperatures can reach 30 degrees Celsius while temperatures can reach 10 degrees Celsius in South Britain and -2 degrees Celsius in Scotland.
There is a variety of foods available in the United Kingdom. Famous food in the United Kingdom is like fish and chips, grilled meat and Yorkshire pudding.
The main airport in the United Kingdom is Heathrow Airport located in London. If you are from Malaysia, you can take a flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Heathrow Airport. Various airlines that offer flights to Heathrow Airport either direct flights or transit. You can take Malaysia Airlines or British Airways flights to the United Kingdom. Only Malaysia Airlines and British Airways make direct flights to the United Kingdom. Flights from Malaysia to the United Kingdom will take up to 14 hours and 25 minutes. Flight ticket price for the United Kingdom starts from MYR1,719.
Apart from Heathrow Airport, there is also a large airport located in the outskirts of London such as:
You can take the train to London or anywhere in the United Kingdom if you are in Europe.
If you are in Britain, there are various places that you can visit such as Big Ben in London. You can see the beauty of architecture, historic sites, palaces and world heritage sites in Britain.
Big Ben is located in the North of Westminster Castle in London. The official name of Big Ben is the Clock Tower, However, in 2012 the name has been changed to Elizabeth Tower. This tower was designed by Augustus Pugin. The tower's construction was completed in 1859. This clock tower is the largest clock tower in the world. The tower is 96 meters high. 334 steps should be taken from the bottom of the tower to upwards. Big Ben's bell is 13.7 tons in weight. It is the largest bells in the United Kingdom for 23 years.
The Thames River is a river flowing from South England. You can enjoy the beauty of the night here by looking at London city. While you are here, there is a London Ferris wheel. It is the tallest Ferris wheel on the continent of Europe. The London Eye structure is as high as 135 meters and the diameter of the wheel is 120 meters. The London Eye offers stunning views of London city.
Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument located in Wiltshire, England. There is a stone circle standing 13 feet high and 7 feet wide. The weight of the stone is about 25 tons. Stonehenge is built in 3000 years before the century. Stonehenge is also one of the most famous places in the United Kingdom. It is also considered as a British cultural icon.
Buckingham Palace is the home and administrative headquarters of the United Kingdom. It is located in the town of Westminster. The palace is always used for royal events. Formerly, Buckingham Palace is known as Buckingham House; it is a home built for the Duke of Buckingham in 1703.
Alnwick Castle is located in Northumberland. You will definitely want to come here if you are a fan of the Harry Potter movie. Most of the area here is used for the filming. The Alnwick Castle has a unique architecture. Explore the atmosphere here and you will feel like you are in an ancient time.
The Lake District is located in a hilly area in North-Western England. This place is a popular destination because of its lakes and mountains. The Lake District is also recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Windsor Castle is one of the most exciting destinations to visit in Britain. This Windsor Castle is located in Berkshire.
The hotel is located in a Victorian building which is very close to Buckingham Palace. The hotel offers a variety of luxurious amenities for its guests. The hotel has room variations from 1 room to 9 rooms. You will be greeted by a personal butler when at the Taj 51 Buckingham Gate. All of the suites within Taj 51 Buckingham Gate have modern kitchens equipped with the latest utensils. You can cook while at the Taj 51 Buckingham Gate hotel. However, if you do not like cooking, the in-room dining service is available for 24 hours.
Shangri-La Hotel is located in one of London's iconic buildings, The Shard. Shangri-La Hotel is located on floors 34 to 52. The hotel also has 185 rooms. The hotel offers a variety of exclusive services to its guests. The hotel also offers an experience you will never forget.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is close to Knightsbridge's renowned shopping centre. Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is also located in Hyde Park which is the famous park in London. The hotel offers excellent service for its guests.