TRAVEL TO ENGLAND
TOURIST, FINANCIAL, AND LOCAL SERVICES
Tourist Offices: Britain Visitor Centre, 1 Regent St. (www.visitbritain.com). Tube: Oxford Circus. Open M 9:30am-6:30pm, Tu-F 9am-6:30pm, Sa-Su 10am-4pm. London Visitor Centres (www.londontouristboard.com). Tube branches at: Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, and 3 (open Oct.-Aug. daily 8am-6pm; Sept. M-Sa 9am-7pm and Su 8am-6pm); Liverpool Street (open June-Sept. M-Sa 8am-7pm, Su 8am-6pm; Oct.-May daily 8am-6pm); Victoria (open Easter-Sept. M-Sa 8am-8pm, Su 8am-6pm; Oct.-Easter daily 8am-6pm); Waterloo (open daily 8:30am-10:30pm).
Embassies: Australia, Australia House, Strand (7379 4334). Tube: Temple. Open M-F 9:30am-3:30pm. Canada, MacDonald House, 1 GrosvenorSq. (7258 6600). Tube: Bond St. Open M-F 9am-5pm. Ireland, 17 Grosvenor PI. (7235 2171). Tube: Hyde Park Corner. Open M-F 9:30am-4:30pm. New Zealand, New Zealand House, 80
Haymarket (7930 8422). Tube: Piccadilly Circus. Open M-F 10am-5pm. South Africa, South Africa House, Trafalgar Sq. ( 7451 7299). Tube: Charing Cross. Open M-F 9am-5pm. US, 24 Grosvenor Sq. (7499 9000). Tube: Bond St. Open M-F 8:30am-5:30pm. Phones answered 8am-10pm.
Financial Services: The best rates for currency exchange are found at banks, such as Barclays, HSBC, Lloyd’s, and National Westminster (NatWest). Branches open M-F 9:30am-4:30pm. Call (0800) 521 313 for the nearest American Express location.
Bi-Gay-Lesbian Resources: London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard (7837 7324). 24hr. advice and support service.