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Packing for your trip to the UK

We recently had a student arrive at Castle School who brought with them 3 large suitcases for a 3 month stay. While we understand the longing for reminders of home, this is not the most economical way to travel!

If you are planning a trip to the UK and just cannot decide what to bring, follow our guide and avoid getting charged at the airport.

Pack this:

Underwear (two weeks’ worth)
Socks (two weeks’ worth)
Long sleeve shirts (winter)
Short sleeve shirts (summer)
Sweatshirt/ hoodie (2-3)
Jeans/ Khakis (2-3 pair)
Shorts (summer)
Skirts (summer)
Workout clothes if needed
Pajamas
Swimsuit (summer)
Coat/Jacket (I recommend at least 2 – one for cold weather, and one that is water resistant)
At least one nice outfit for heading out on the town
Flip flops/ sandals (summer)
Trainers or boots
Cold weather gear (i.e. gloves/ mittens, hat, scarf (winter)

Don't pack:

Loads of toiletries! They weigh loads and you can buy them here.
Your teddy bear collection. We know you miss home but Skype the teddy instead!

Pack sensibly and you shouldn't need more than one large suitcase. Happy packing!

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