Stay connected with a UK eSIM
- Prepaid data starting at just $5
- Use your regular phone number
- No contracts, no roaming charges
Use a UK eSIM to stay connected
From Buckingham Palace and Big Ben to crumbling castles and magnificent scenery, the United Kingdom is a breathtaking place to explore on vacation.
When travelling to the UK, you’ll always want to stay in touch and share your experiences with your loved ones back home.
That’s where a United Kingdom eSIM comes in handy! It lets you have access to local data and stay connected with your family and friends while traveling anywhere in the UK!
How much travel data do I need in the United Kingdom?
Sit back and grab a cup of tea, because how much data you require for your vacation to the United Kingdom depends on a few factors.
Think about the places you’ll explore where you won’t have an easy Wi-Fi connection. Will you need an internet connection to access maps, directions, and ticket-purchasing sites?
Luckily, with a UK eSIM, you’ll always have immediate access to data wherever you are, whenever you need it. Not sure how much you’ll need? No problem! You can start with a basic data plan and easily add more travel data if it’s needed.
Will I pay roaming charges with a UK eSIM?
Not a penny (or pence) on roaming charges! Save your money and spend it on freshly-baked scones instead. Mmmm.
A United Kingdom eSIM will instantly link your mobile device to a local network in the UK, allowing you to access prepaid data while traveling.
But do us a favour, pet? Check that you have turned off Data Roaming on your Primary SIM, or else your next bill will include frightful international roaming charges.
Enjoy your UK vacation
Explore top UK attractions
The United Kingdom is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. Spanning England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, there are so many things to see and do.
Big Ben: This huge clock tower has been ticking at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London since 1843 and is the third-largest free-standing clock tower in the world.
Stonehenge: A trip to visit these mysterious stones from the Neolithic and Bronze Age will have you in awe! The creativity and architectural skill needed to build these stone structures is a historical highlight.
Durham Cathedral: Cherished for its beautiful architectural details, this cathedral located in the city of Durham is the greatest Norman building in the United Kingdom.
Popular foods to try in the United Kingdom
Tuck into any of the UK’s famous baked, fried, grilled, or roasted delicacies and your taste buds will be begging for more!
Fish and Chips: This classic British fast-food dish that features battered fish fillets deep-fried to a golden brown, with crunchy fresh-cut chips. Best served wrapped in newspaper!
Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie: Whether you prefer minced lamb or beef, you should try both versions of this savoury dish that includes hearty local vegetables and flaky pastry crust.
Steak and Kidney Pie: A blend of beef, kidney, fried onion, and gravy within a baked pastry makes the steak and kidney pie a beloved British dish.
What’s the best time to visit the UK?
While the United Kingdom is a favourite destination year-round, you may enjoy your trip more at specific times, depending on the weather, crowds, and what’s happening.
March, April, and May: If you love landscapes blooming with flowers, strolling through lush gardens and castle grounds, and don’t mind a bit of rain, you’ll definitely want to visit the UK during the spring when the weather is pleasantly mild.
September, October, and November: Autumn can be an ideal time to explore the UK countryside when trees change colours. There are also many local harvest festivals featuring food, drink, and lively music.
December, January, and February: While winter in the UK can be a tad damp and chilly, it’s a lovely time to explore galleries, museums, and theatres. (Bonus: there are fewer crowds!)
What to pack for a vacation to the United Kingdom
Packing for a UK trip? No matter what time of year you’re visiting, you should be prepared for a potential rainshower.
Layers: While the mornings might dawn warm and sunny, it could get chilly later in the day. Dressing in layers is a great idea, so you can easily adjust your outfit depending on the temperature.
Comfortable shoes: Whether you’re taking a brisk walking tour through a city, exploring the seaside, or tromping through the grounds of a historic castle, make sure you have a comfortable pair of walking shoes or boots. Bonus points if they’re waterproof!
Umbrella: Known as a “brolly” to locals, an umbrella is a must-have in the U.K. Pack a travel-sized one that you can slip into your tote bag whenever you head out, and you’ll be glad when it starts to sprinkle.
FAQs about eSIM in the United Kingdom
Will eSIM work on my phone or tablet?
Most newer phones, tablets, and computers are already eSIM-compatible, so use our eSIM device checker to make sure you have a device that can accept an eSIM data plan.
Why can’t I just use Wi-Fi in the UK?
Free Wi-Fi is great when it’s available and working well, but some destinations make it just about impossible to get a good connection. That’s why it’s nice to have data as a backup to stay connected.
How reliable is aloSIM data in the United Kingdom?
We’re proud to provide aloSIM customers with fast eSIM data connections that allow them to talk, text, surf, and stream comfortably. You’ll likely experience a 4G (sometimes 5G) or LTE equivalent network in most locations, depending on what’s available in the area.
Is setting up an eSIM complicated?
We have detailed eSIM installation instructions for all compatible devices, so whether you’re looking to add eSIM data to an iPhone or iPad, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, or something else, we’ll be able to walk you through the eSIM set-up process easily.
Enjoy the United Kingdom with aloSIM data
Our eSIM data packages are prepaid, so you always know exactly what you’ll spend on data. No contracts, no surprises, and never any roaming charges.
You’ll have full access to your regular phone number for calling and texting, and you can add data to your device whenever you need it. No in-store visits required!
Only buy what you need! If you’re not sure how much data you’ll need, start with a 1 GB package. You can always top up your eSIM with more data later.