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1st trip to the United Kingdom.

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1st trip to the United Kingdom.

We start are trip in London, travel up to Scottland, then over to Northern Ireland and down to Dublin. We will be there in June. Clothing - any suggestions for that time of year? Water - can we drink the tap water or do we need to buy bottled water? It's a long fight - 10 hrs from CA to London. Any travel/flight hints?

Any other great hints or suggestions would be appreciated.


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1. Re: 1st trip to the United Kingdom.

You can drink the tap water it is perfectly safe.

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London's tap water is very hard but quite drinkable; tastes best chilled.

When you board the flight in SFO (guesses), set your watch to London time. Try not to think 'it's X o'clock at home' but instead get on a new schedule sharpish. Drink plenty of water on board the flight. Go for a walk and get some fresh air after travelling from Heathrow to your hotel as a bit of exercise will do you good.

Clothing: a good idea to wear some and pack more. Any predictions now of the weather for June will be useful as a chocolate teapot; the forecast on the morning of your flight's departure may be completely wrong by the time you arrive in Lonodon. June does have very early sunrise and sunset at about 2115, so there is potential for long, sunny days.

Where have you booked to stay in London?

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for london, clothing wise, always bring a light jacket/umbrella. london's a rainy city (even during the summer) better to be secure rather than be soaking wet! Xx

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how long do you have in total and how do you plan getting around? I hope you arent trying to do four countries in a week.............

and the tap water is perfectly safe, but to me it tastes disgusting, I couldnt drink a glass of it neat if I tried, it needs diluting with something!!

Weather four months in advance? no chance.

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Would agree the water in london and the south east is not pleasant. my wife comes from yorkshire and refuses to drink the water down here in the south.

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