The United Kingdom is a land of many accents as it is composed of four countries – England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.
Headed by the Queen, the U.K. is considered a constitutional monarchy but is governed through a parliamentary system that is based in England’s capital of London.
The U.K. is also part of the European Union. However, the U.K. has refused to join the eurozone and is adamant about using the pound as its currency.
Unfortunately, this means that having a Schengen visa won’t let you travel through the U.K., you have to get a separate visa!