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How to Call London from USA

If you’ve been missing London as much as most expats living in the US do, then you’ll be needing a UK calling plan that takes the worry out of long distance dialing. We can help.

Unlimited¹ calling to London can be yours with Vonage World®.

You pay a small monthly rate and Vonage World gives you full access to any landline in London — try saying that three times quickly — and for only a small per-minute rate you can also dial any mobile phone too. Vonage World includes unlimited¹ calling to landlines in over 60 countries and unlimited¹ calling to mobiles in more than 10 countries too. Cheap calls to London aren’t the only cost-saving option, though. Calling London affordably may be your priority, but it doesn’t have to be the only item on the menu! Since you may need a reminder on how to connect with your loved ones in the UK, let’s take a quick look at the actual process of calling London.

How to call London from the USA:

  1. Start with 011 — the exit code for the US and Canada.
  2. Next, enter 44 — the country code for the UK.
  3. Then, dial 20 — the London area code (landlines only*).
  4. Last, enter the local 8-digit London phone number.

*When calling cell phones in London, enter the US/Canada exit code, the UK country code and then a “7” before dialing the rest of the 9-digit mobile number.

Do you know how to dial other major cities in the United Kingdom? Read up on how to call the UK from the US to learn more!

Chances are you probably already know all about London, but for those out there who may not, here are some fun tidbits about this amazing city:

London has been around since the time of the Romans — the original founders of the city, which was first called Londinium — but it is a truly modern metropolis. Home to the recent 2012 Summer Olympics, London is the capital of the United Kingdom and considered the other financial center of world, next to New York. If you’re visiting this enormous city, be sure to take some time to stroll by the Thames or to enjoy a ride on its famous double decker buses! Samuel Johnson famously said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life,” and we couldn’t agree more!

¹Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.