When you visit London from another country, there are the usual challenges to face such as cars driving on the other side of the road, warm pints of beer in pubs, foreign money to get to know, etc. All part of the fun and charm of travel, of course. Some practical details are important to get absolutely right, both for safety and comfort, such as having the right plug adapter. We wouldn’t want anyone who is staying in one of our apartments in London wasting their precious holiday time fiddling with sockets and unable to use their electrical devices.
ELECTRICITY IN THE UK
In the United Kingdom the power sockets are type G, which is the three pin plug. In apartments to rent in London you will also sometimes find that wall sockets have a switch that controls the supply of power. So as well as plugging a device in, you need to click the switch on.
WHAT KIND OF ADAPTER IS NEEDED?
UK power sockets supply an average volt of 230v. A converter is needed only if your device is not dual voltage ( 110-240v.) Adapters for use in the UK are readily available on the internet, at the airport or from shops.
CHARGE WHEN YOU’RE OUT
With so much to see and do, visitors to our great capital city spend a lot of time out and about. It’s worth noting that many coffee shops, pubs and department stores in London have sockets for charging your devices and some overland trains have charging points by your seat.
THE ALL IMPORTANT HAIRDRYER
All of our London Agent apartments to rent come fully equipped with a hairdryer, so that’s one less thing you have to pack when staying with us!
DON’T FORGET IT!
Adapters are easily forgotten about when not in use, sitting in the socket in the wall. Don’t forget to take yours with you when you leave your short let flat – you will need it when we welcome you back on your next visit to London.
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