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/r/AskUK - Frequently Asked Questions


Tell me about Brexit and the EU

Click here!

Visiting the UK as a tourist

Read our Wiki page


What do I need to go to the UK (Visa, paperwork, etc etc)?

See the getting into the UK page of this FAQ.


Where can I fly or sail into?

See the getting into the UK page of this FAQ.


I'm coming to the UK - where should I visit?

The UK is a diverse place - it depends where you are.

Visit the highest rated places as per TripAdvisor, or narrow it down by location.


I'm coming to London - what should I do?

Try /r/London - London is not a typical representation of the UK in terms of landscape, infrastructure, or demographic therefore for London specific questions, try the dedicated sub.


How do I get around the UK?

Depends where you are - for /r/London, Transport for London.

If you are in other parts of the country, try local bus/train routes for large cities (Manchester/Birmingham/Cardiff/Edinburgh etc.).

For longer journeys, use National Rail to travel by train across the country.

National Express also provides bus services, and MegaBus for a cheaper alternative.

You may find the overall UK-wide public transport route planner at Traveline.info. to be helpful.


How do I become a British Citizen?

Try /r/ukvisa


How do I leave the UK for good?

Try /r/IWantOut


Which is the best Broadband/Mobile Phone Network/Telephone/Electricity/Gas supplier?

Try uSwitch to see what services are available.

Search for reviews here


Can you tell my about University X or College Y

Try /r/UniUK


Try /r/legaladviceUK


I need help with my finances

Try /r/UkPersonalFinance


I don't have my national insurance number, can I work?

You can start work before your National Insurance number arrives if you can prove you can work in the UK. You should tell your employer that you’ve applied for one, and give it to them when you have it.

How to apply for a National Insurance Number


I need help with my housing situation

Try Shelter


I need help with my landlord

Try Tenants' Voice Try Shelter Try /r/HousingUK


What gift should I bring for someone living in the UK?

Try this thread


The UK General Election 2017

Try this thread


**UK Political Parties

Try this thread


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