Flights to London Heathrow

How to Find Cheap Flights to London Heathrow

London's Heathrow Airport (LHR) is just one of the airports that service the city of London in the U.K.; it is also the largest airport in the region. Because of its size and the volume of flights in and out of the airport daily, it is relatively easy for travellers to find cheap flights to London Heathrow, especially when using Skyscanner. However, it should be noted that many travel experts recommend planning your trip well in advance because airline ticket prices tend to fluctuate.

 

When to Book

While there are a number of last-minute flights to London Heathrow, depending on your departure city, it is often recommended that you book your flights to London Heathrow at least six weeks in advance to get the best prices available. London has a lot of arts, entertainment, and cultural events to offer, including a large number of music festivals concentrated during the summer months. Because of these, summer is a peak season for those travelling to London.

 

Airports With Direct Flights From the U.K.

Both Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport (LGW) offer direct flights to other countries from the U.K. While both airports provide flights to countless destinations around the world, Gatwick often offers slightly cheaper fares given the location of the airport and its proximity to London.

 

Airlines That Fly to London Heathrow From the U.K.

Flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Aberdeen, Manchester and other destinations across the U.K. are typically inexpensive. Airlines that operate routes to London Heathrow from British airports include Flybe, British Airways and Aer Lingus.

 

Airports

Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport are the two biggest and busiest airports servicing London. Both airports offer an abundance of taxis that will take you to your destination, and there are express trains that will take you right into the heart of London. Both airports are major international hubs with flights to London Heathrow being slightly more expensive than flights to Gatwick, depending on the day and the departure city.

 

When to Go

London is a great city to visit in any season, and those looking for last-minute flights to London Heathrow can find tickets at just about any time of the year. The summer season is a popular time for travel in the U.K. though the winter season is equally festive given the abundance of holidays and seasonal celebrations.

 

What’s the Weather Like?

London is famous for its fog, and the slightly grey weather makes the city even more beautiful. London summers are warm with temperatures in July averaging 19 degrees Celsius, and winters are cool and damp with occasional snow. London is a great city any time of year because of its variety of climates and the abundance of activities and attractions that are available for any weather.

 

City Guide: What to See and Do

There are many attractions and historic sites in London, including the Tower of London, Big Ben, and Madam Tussauds Wax Museum. You’ll find an excellent travel guide from Skyscanner.

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