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Preparing your trip to Sheffield: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

City Hall 1. Standard tip is 10 to 15%; it would be appropriate to leave cash reward in the restaurant and taxi. About 10-20 pounds per week are left for a maid, depending of the hotel. In some upscale restaurants the service charge may be included in the total.
2. Shoppers should be aware that the cost of goods includes VAT, which is 17.5 %. Those who expect to save money on purchases are recommended to look for stores and shopping centers with tax-free mark that allow returning VAT when leaving the country.
3. You can pay for goods and services with national currency that can be exchanged at any bank. Banks usually work Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, and some large banks can serve customers on Saturdays. From 0.5 to 1% is charged for the exchange.
4. Virtually all major restaurants and shopping centers accept credit cards of international standard. If you need to cash out the money, you can use ATM. There are ATM at banks, as well as at major shopping and entertainment centers.
5. The mains voltage is 220 V; all hotels have three-pin sockets. It’s better to bring adapters for electrical appliances with you; some hotels provide adapters upon request. Copyright
6. Local people feature tactful and courteous behavior; foreign visitors have to take up the lead. It’s not accepted to show your emotions and behave loudly in crowded places, as it will be treated as a sign of bad manners.
7. Locals are very neat; your clothing should always be relevant and tidy. You shouldn’t go to a restaurant or a business meeting in a normal everyday clothes; it’s better to choose a suit or a dress for such an occasion.
Even in the census created by William the Conqueror and known as the Domesday Book dated 1086, Sheffield is mentioned as a small village. This is the proof that the history of the city has … Open
8. Those who expect to attend local pubs have to consider that there is no waiter’s service in such places. Customers make orders and pay at the bar. If you wish to leave a tip for a bartender, you can just round the resulting amount to any convenient sum.
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What to visit being in Sheffield - unique sights

Church Of St Mary And All Saints

From the series “Falling towers and buildings”
Locals have many incredible legends associated with the ancient religious building. According to one of them, the Devil running away from a local blacksmith damaged the church's spire. The old Church of St. Mary and All Saints is notable not only for its original appearance but also for its interior decoration. Many ancient elements have been preserved in it. The old cemetery is also located on the territory of the church. You can see the tombs of many famous residents of the city there. … Read further

Calke Abbey

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
The Abbey is surrounded with a forest that is a significant natural park with rare deer and other wild animals. Throughout the year the old priory holds a number of interesting events – festivals, holidays devoted to the national cultural life. The best time for visiting is the eve of the important national holiday. The house is open for the excursions for a twelvemonth. … Read further

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Hilton builds third luxury hotel in Kyoto

The Hilton Kyoto hotel will be attractive to a wide range of guests. Leisure travelers will appreciate the close proximity to famous attractions such as Heian and Yasaka Temples, the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and the scenic Gion Historical District. In a few minutes, guests can reach the metro stations, the path to the sights of interest will not take much time. Read this


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