Electricity

The voltage in Britain is 220/240 AC, 50 Hz. Electrical plugs have three rectangular pins and take fuses of 3, 5 and 13 amps.

Visitors from abroad will need an adapter for appliances that have been brought from home, such as laptops, cameras, hairdryers and phone chargers. Most hotel bathrooms will have two-pronged European-style sockets for shavers only.