Being the UK’s capital city it is no surprise that London is served by five major airports making it easy to find cheap flights from London. These are London Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton, Stansted and London City. London City is the most centrally located and easily reached by city centre transport. Luton is the favourite with budget travellers, located 20 miles outside the city but reached easily by local public transport including buses and trains. Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted are also a short distance outside the city centre but with excellent rail, coach, bus and road links not only to the centre of London and its underground system, but to major cities across the UK.
Destinations and Airlines
Flights from London’s five airports combined go to almost every destination around the globe. From London’s airports you can fly cheaply to well-known and undiscovered European cities, Scandinavia, Russia, the Far East, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, for a trip down under, to the far flung Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Tazmania. Explore the African continent, South America, North and Central America, from Hollywood to New York, Madagascar to Malawi and Argentina to Alaska. Take advantage of the huge range of budget carriers including EasyJet, Ryanair, Jet2 and BMI Baby to luxury airlines like Emirates and lesser known operators like Air Moldova, Air Baltic, Bulgaria Air and Freebird.
At the Airport
Fly from London’s airports to enjoy a fantastic range of facilities, services and shopping and dining options. London City, Luton and Stansted are the smaller of the five major airports but still provide a great selection of duty free shops, bars, cafes, sack bars and restaurants as well as places to change currency, kids play areas, Wi-Fi internet access, disabled facilities, car rental and information desks. Heathrow and Gatwick are the largest of the five of London’s airports, and offer a huge choice of shopping and dining facilities. Enjoy everything from fast food or healthy snacks to dinner in Jamie Oliver’s famous restaurant. Have a drink in one of many hip bars, or coffees and cake, sushi and much more. Indulge your shopping fantasies in the duty free area, or the hundreds of stores where you can purchase anything from fashions, accessories and the latest electronics to books, games, music, fine foods, champagne, cheeses and even golf clubs and cars. There are special areas for children to play, crèche facilities, Executive and specific airline lounges offering a little tranquillity before traveling, chaplain services, prayer rooms, baby changing areas and transport between terminals.
All of London’s airports enjoy proximity to excellent hotels from bargain Travelodge’s and Travel Inns’ offering cheaper accommodation, to the more expensive luxury options like the Hilton and Intercontinental.
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Airports near London
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