London Information

The following rates give you an idea of the currency conversion between the U.K. pound sterling (£) and major currencies (as of March 2018):

£1 = US$1.42 / US$1 = £0.70
£1 = €1.14 / €1 = £0.87
£1 = 8.91 Chinese yuan / 1 Chinese yuan = £0.11
£1 = 149.05 Japanese yen / 1 Japanese yen = £0.0067

Please check online before traveling for the latest rates. All major credit cards are accepted at London Rosewood and at most retail outlets in the city.

The U.K. and London operate on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT, UTC + 0). During British Summer Time (BST, UTC + 1), the clock advances one hour ahead of GMT. BST will end on October 28, 2018, so the event falls within this period.

By September, the weather in London will start to cool down from its summer highs. At this time of year, the average temperature is around 16 C/60.8 F, though it can often be around 20 C/68 F. Nighttime lows hover around 15 C/59 F. A shower of rain is never far away in London at this time of year, so an umbrella and light jacket are essential.

All U.K. appliances are fitted with a three-pin plug. Wall sockets have a switch controlling power supply. Adapters are easy to find; if your country uses lower voltage than the U.K. average of 230 volts—for example, the United States—you may also need a converter.

For further details, please visit Power Plugs and Sockets of the World at