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Exchange Rates

The following figures are correct at 24 March 2006, they are approximate and should be used as a guide only.

1 UK Pound = 1.74 US Dollar
1 UK Pound = 1.45 Euro
1 UK Pound = 205 Japanese Yen

International Dialing

The following codes are subject to change

To U.K. from abroad: 00 44 + (area code & local number)
To London, U.K. from abroad: 0044 + 20 + (local number) for LONDON

Abroad from UK:
Australia: 00 61 + (area code & local number)
Canada: 00 1 +(area code & local number)
France: 00 33 + (area code & local number)
Germany: 00 49 + (area code & local number)
Sweden: 00 46 + (area code & local number)
USA: 00 1 + (area code & local number)

Tipping

Taxi: 10% (not compulsory)
Restaurants: 10 - 15 % (not compulsory, unless stated)
Bars / Pubs: 10% (not compulsory)
Doorman / Porters: Discretionary ; say One to Five Pounds

Unlike in the U.S.A., tipping is not appropriate in most circumstances unless the service was good and you want to show your appreciation. Do not feel pressurised