About the Country

Time Zone
British Summer Time (September)

Official Language

Telephone Calls
Country code: +44
Newcastle: (0) 191

Pound Sterling

21% Value Added Tax (VAT)

Electrical Appliances
Voltage is 220V. Frequency is 50Hz. 110 volts appliances need a converter and adapter.

It is customary in restaurants and cafes to round up the gratuity fees to the nearest 10-15% of the bill depending on service.

Credit Cards
ATMs accept all major credit cards and are located throughout the city. Major credit cards are accepted at almost all restaurants and stores in Newcastle.

British climate can be temperamental. The average temperature in September is 19-21°C. Remember to bring an umbrella!