London is considered to be one of the most exciting cities on Earth. Visitors come to shop, eat and experience British culture. London is also a great base for accessing the rest of Britain. London’s architectural legacy is a melting pot that includes Roman, Medieval, Georgian, Victorian and modern offerings. Visitors can see across London better by boarding the London Eye Ferris wheel or get to know the real locals by visiting one of the city’s famous markets at Camden, Notting Hill or Borough. Most tourists will want to take a trip to Buckingham Palace, home of the British Royal Family and then go to one of the world-class attractions that include the Natural History, Science and British Museums. After a day’s sightseeing visitors can take in one the city’s famous ‘west end’ shows before partying in Covent Garden or Leicester Square.
|What to know:||The London Underground has 11 lines running between 250 stations|
|Top Attractions:||The Tower of London, Westminister Abbey, Buckingham Palace|
|Things to do:||Discover London by exploring the neighborhoods of Notting Hill and Camden Town|
|Did you know?||London is the only city to have hosted the Olympic Games 3 times|
An average meal in a restaurant in London costs 23.5% more than in the rest of the country.
Prices in London are on average 18.4% higher than in the other cities in United Kingdom.
Public transport in London costs around 16.6% more than national average.
A night in a hotel in London is about 4.2% less expensive on average than in the rest of United Kingdom.
London is a major intercontinental travel hub and is home to five airports: London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted, London City and London Luton. Direct intercontinental flights to the United Kingdom land at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. Direct flights to London depart from New York, Los Angeles, Delhi, Toronto, Tokyo, Beijing and all major European cities. Most people traveling from Johannesburg, Sydney or Auckland will need to make a stopover, usually in the UAE or Asia. London airports are served by most major intercontinental airlines including British Airways, American Airlines, Lufthansa, Air China and Emirates. From Heathrow airport, passengers can board the London Underground Piccadilly line for travel to central London. From Gatwick and Stansted airports passengers can take a choice of public train or coach services to central London. Both Gatwick and Heathrow airports provide passengers with a transfer shuttle service option, taking them directly to their chosen destination.
With about 60% of total passengers in the UK, London's airports are the busiest airports in Europe in terms of air traffic. Since London functions as Europe's most popular flight hub, many intercontinental flights land in London before offering connecting flights to numerous European destinations.
London has 6 airports, each located in a different part of the city and specializing in a specific type of airline. In order help you choose the best airport, we created the following infographic to show the transportation options, distances, travel times, and costs between each of these airports and London's city center.
Map of London's Airports and Information about how to Travel to the City Center
About the London Airport Map
|30/05/2016||07:20 - 08:15||30.24 €|
|26/05/2016||12:55 - 13:40||37.82 €|
|11/05/2016||13:30 - 16:20||69.26 €|
|12/05/2016||08:45 - 10:00||80.47 €|
|13/05/2016||07:15 - 10:00||100.27 €|
|18/05/2016||17:15 - 20:05||44.47 €|
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|24/05/2016||20:20 - 23:10||36.99 €|