The United Kingdom is a unique mashup of individual cultures and walks of life. It’s a green, luscious country with lively cities and beautiful natural landscapes. Finnair serves London (LHR and LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Edinburgh (EDI). We’re proud of owning one of the most modern fleets in Europe. When you book your flight to the United Kingdom with us, you’ll benefit from increased onboard comfort so you’ll land in the UK rested and ready to explore. Fly to the United Kingdom the Nordic way!
Destinations in the United Kingdom served by Finnair
London is the capital of England and is one of the best-known cities around the world. This buzzing metropolis is so sprawling and diverse that it could almost be its own individual country! Take in the sights of Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace before a night on the town. Whether it’s a West End show or a pint in Camden, there’s something for everyone in London.
Edinburgh is one of the most cultural cities in the United Kingdom. It’s known for its amazing foods, live music and comedy and the beautiful architecture that gives the city charm. Edinburgh Castle is a must-see when visiting!
- Head across the Scottish border to Manchester, one of England’s biggest and most vibrant cities. The city has its roots in the 1800 Industrial Revolution and is claimed to be the birthplace of Brit-Pop. Check out some of the museums, such as the Lowry Art Gallery, for some culture. For sports fans, Old Trafford is a big draw. Take a tour of Manchester United’s stadium and find out more about the history of the club.
Typical food and drink in the United Kingdom
UK food is traditionally a variation of meat and potato, but over the years the cuisine has become more eclectic to reflect the different cultures that live in and visit the country. A famous Scottish delicacy is haggis, made from pig’s blood and offal. If you can’t quite stomach the idea of haggis, a traditional roast dinner might be to your taste. Battered fish, chips and mushy peas is a classic English takeaway popular in seaside towns. Ale and beer is brewed all across the United Kingdom, from Ireland’s huge Guinness brewery to local, independent brewhouses. Scottish whisky is a huge export and a unique, smooth taste.
Practical information about the United Kingdom
Currency – Pound sterling (£).
Time Zone – UTC+00:00.
Tipping – While tipping is not mandatory, it is commonplace to leave 10% of the total bill in nearly all restaurants.
Water – Tap water in the UK is safe to drink.
Electricity – 240 volts or 50 Hz.