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Beyond London. Presented by: Joy Owen. Welcome!. Agenda. Hosteling International Why England? Currency Electronics Phone Transportation Language Food Lodging Next Steps/Summary. What is Hosteling International?.

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Beyond london

Beyond London

Presented by: Joy Owen



  • Hosteling International

  • Why England?

  • Currency

  • Electronics

  • Phone

  • Transportation

  • Language

  • Food

  • Lodging

  • Next Steps/Summary

What is hosteling international
What is Hosteling International?

Hostelling International is a nonprofit membership organization that has been serving young travelers for 79 years strong. Founded in 1934 to promote international understanding of the world and its people through hosteling.

In England/Wales, Youth Hostels Association (YHA) is a part of Hostelling International.

YHA Network Map

Why england
Why England

But beyond that… England is one of the most beautiful countries in the world!

Why england1
Why England

  • 15 National Parks/7,842 square miles

  • More than 140,000 miles of public footpaths

  • Just under 400 Lakes and Reservoirs

  • Canal highways crisscrossing the country


  • What you’ll need:

  • Converter to convert 120 to 240 watts

  • Adapter to convert to UK plugformat


UK plug



  • Check with your provider.

  • If you have a GSM (not CDMA) phone and it’s unlocked, you can get a UK SIM and UK phone number easily. One of the least expensive ways to communicate overseas.

  • Skype


  • Plane

  • Train

  • Car

  • Taxi

  • Bus

  • Underground/Tube(certain cities only)

  • Canal Boat

  • Ferry

  • Foot!

Remember – drive on the LEFT!

Is it really english
Is it REALLY English?

  • Hundreds of dialects in the UK.

  • Famous Yorkshire quote:

  • ‘Hear all, see all, say now't, tak' all, keep all, gienow't, and if tha ever does ow't for now't do it for thysen.

  • (Hear all, see all, say nothing. Take all, keep all, give nothing. And if you ever do something for nothing, do it for yourself.)


  • There are regional foods such as Yorkshire pudding and Cornish pasties.

  • Plenty of western restaurants these days (McDonalds and Burger King)

  • Cut costs

    • Have your big meal at lunch

    • Stay at a B&B and get breakfast free

    • Buy food at grocery stores


  • Hotels

  • B&Bs

  • Hostels

  • Caravaning

  • Wild camping –

  • Self-Catering


  • “He stood staring into the wood for a minute, then said: "What is it about the English countryside — why is the beauty so much more than visual? Why does it touch one so?“

  • -Dodie Smith, I Capture the Castle

  • More detailed information available at UT Informal Classes.