London flights take you to a capital packed with history, art and culture. Flights to London are your gateway to one of Europe's finest cities, a metropolitan hub of iconic buildings, world class shopping and visitor attractions for the whole family.
There are five main airports in or around central London, each of them within easy reach of the city centre:
Heathrow Airport (LHR) takes incoming flights from all over the UK including Scotland, Manchester, Newcastle, Northern Ireland and Eire amongst others. The airport is located 15 miles west of London. The station has its own London underground tube station which takes air passengers into central London along the Piccadilly tube line.
Gatwick Airport (LGW) takes incoming flights from the likes of Scotland, Manchester, Newcastle, Northern Ireland and Eire. The airport is located 28 miles south of London. The airport has its own train station which runs trains in and out of the Central London stations of London Victoria, London Bridge, London Kings Cross and Blackfriars. The journey takes around 30 - 35 minutes.
London City Airport (LCY) usually takes incoming flights from Scotland, the Isle of Man and Eire. The airport is located right in the heart of the capital and has a fast Docklands Light Railway service linking to the London Underground and national rail stations.
London Luton Airport (LTN) takes incoming flights from Scotland, the Isle of Man and Eire. The airport is located 32 miles north of London. Trains run from the station of Luton Airport Parkway into the Central London stations of London Kings Cross/St Pancras, London Bridge and Wimbledon.
Stansted Airport (STN) takes incoming flights from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Eire amongst others. Located 40 miles north east of the city, it has its own train station. The Stansted express runs between the airport and London Liverpool Street station. Trains depart every 30 minutes and the journey takes around 45 minutes.
London Southend Airport (SEN) takes incoming flights from Northern Ireland amongst others. The airport is located 40 miles east of Central London. Trains run from the airport to London Liverpool Street Station, the journey takes just under an hour.
Alternatively each airport is easily accessible by road, with car hire available from all airports and metered taxis into central London available from the airport entrances. Many hotels will offer airport transfers or shuttle buses to and from the airports.
Once in central London you'll find yourself spoilt for choice of which famous landmarks to visit first, from sightseeing around Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to taking in a bird's eye view of the city with a trip on The London Eye.
There are plenty of things to do for all the family, the Tower of London, Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum, are all easily reachable from centrally located hotels in London. The world famous West End area of the city has an abundance of theatre venues, housing plays and musicals all year round. History buffs will want to take in the British Museum, Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, each of which will take several days to get around fully.
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