Yes, in Android 4.2.2 you can drag 2 fingers down from the notification bar for quick settings.
As you are in the UK, this (4.2.2) update will be available to you if it isn't installed out of the box. Check in settings and Software Updates.
Previous Phones: HTC Google G1, HTC Hero, Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Desire HD, Samsung Galaxy SII, HTC Sensation, Galaxy Nexus, HTC One X, Nexus 4, HTC One
Previous Tablets: Motorola Xoom, Nexus 7.
Current: Nexus 5, Sony Tablet Z LTE.