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About East Midlands

The East Midlands is an official region of England. With over 4.5 million residents, it is made up of four cities. East Midlands is a breath taking opportunity to explore and become one with verdant landscapes. Touristic attractions of this English region, includes Althorp House and Park, Speedwell Cavern, The Heights of Abraham and Wicksteed Park.

Cheap flights to East Midlands are now available for a limited period of time, so get ready for a serene escape to this luxuriant region! East Midlands is home of East Midlands Airport (EMA), which is located a short 20-minute drive from the city, Leicestershire. East Midlands serves a multitude of airlines – including FlyBE Airlines. Popular international flights depart from Cape Town and Johannesburg airport. Flight duration from Johannesburg to East Midlands is approximately 15 hours and 50 minutes.

Why visit East Midlands

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Peak District

Occupied by mining villages and spa towns, this graceful natural district boasts incredible panoramas across dales and moors. The area is beautifully vast with canals, secret caves and natural springs.

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Woolsthorpe Manor

The family home of Sir Isaac Newton, it is said to be the place, where Newton observed an apple fall from a tree and formulated his law of universal gravitation.

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Food Festival

The East Midlands Food Festival is celebrated annually. A diverse range of delicacies are central to the festival, including Malayalam, Thai, Arabic and Italian cuisine. A glorious worldly feast.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country England
Currency Pound
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.062 GBP
Language English
Hub Airport East Midlands Airport
Airline Flybe Airlines
Time Zone GMT +1
Travel Adaptor Type G

Best time to visit East Midlands

The cities and towns in the East Midlands experiences periods of snow and fickle weather during winter (December to February). The days are the shortest and weather can be breezily fresh and clear, making the region enjoyable for visitors who can bear the winter cold. It is known to snow during winter, therefore it is advisable to pack in warm winter clothing. There are numerous fairs and Christmas markets held during this time of the year, keeping visitors entertained by the local atmosphere. Spring (March to May) is a good time to visit the East Midlands. These months are filled with impeccable sunny days and cooler wet weather, which is exceptional for travellers who prefer mild to warm temperatures. For cheap flights to East Midlands, spring is the best time to visit as you will avoid the peak summer season.

Weather & Climate in East Midlands

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall chance (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 1°C 1°C 3°C 4°C 7°C 10°C 12°C 12°C 10°C 7°C 4°C 2°C
High °C 6°C 7°C 9°C 12°C 16°C 18°C 21°C 21°C 18°C 13°C 9°C 7°C
Rainfall (mm) 12 10 11 9 9 9 8 8 9 11 11 12

Overview

The awe-inspiring East Midlands are set to take each visitor on a timeless journey. Reminiscent of scenes from The Hobbit, you will find yourself immersed in a bountiful emerald paradise. Its relative immediacy and connectivity to London, via the national motorway and trunk road networks, allows the East Midlands to thrive as an economic hub. This is perfect for travellers - who wish to get away from the bustle of the British city life, while not being too remote.

Visitors to the East Midlands region are treated to euphoric rivers and trickling lakes in majestic forests, including Charnwood Forest and Lincolnshire Wolds. Cities to be found in the region include Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire and Notthinhamshire. Each city offers its own unique traits and an array of attractions to be absorbed by acute wanderers.

Visa & Customs

South African passport holders do require a visa to travel to the East Midlands and the United Kingdom. Travellers must use Teleperformance to process their visa applications. You should apply in person at a local Teleperfomance office.

Steps to take when applying for a UK visa:

• Find out what visa you need on the UK government site. • Book your appointment online using the same site. • Take note of the “GWF number” they provide. You’ll be emailed confirmation. • Prepare the documents you need (copies of your appointment confirmation and passport etc.). • You will be contacted by email once your passport is returned to Teleperformance.

Health & Safety

The health care in East Midlands is of a high standard. No vaccinations are required for travellers going to England. Travel insurance is encouraged for all visitors, as accidents can happen when least expected. It is best to be prepared for these circumstances. Travel insurance covers all sorts of incidents before and during your travel.

The crime incidents in East Midlands are quite low, but it is best to take precaution in any new surroundings. Be cautious when walking late at night. Pick-pocketing is a problem around the cities and on the transportation system, but no more so than any other major city around the world.

Cost of Living

Item Cape Town Johannesburg East Midlands
Meal, inexpensive restaurant R100.00 R100.00 R147.63
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R25.00 R25.00 R46.62
Cappucino (regular) R22.78 R10.00 R38.46
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R10.00 R10.00 R46.62
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R38.50 R38.00 R135.20
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