Flights to London
Flights to London
Airports of London
- London is the capital of United Kingdom (GB)
- IATA code: LON
- Continent: Europe
- Currency: Pound sterling (GBP) (Course: 1 GBP = 1.18 USD)
- Current time: 16:32 (GMT+1)
- Current date: 2023.09.23
London radiates culture and history from every corner. Find flights to London with Airinme.com today.
The UK's capital city is known the world over for its defining landmarks. Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the London Eye and the great River Thames all combine to give this city its unique cityscape. Spend your days in London marvelling at its architectural grandeur or delving into the world-class collections of its museums and galleries. Hit the shops on Oxford Street, see a West End show or retire to a local pub to sample the best of British beer. Book flights to London with Airinme.com today.
Things to do in London
- Take a walk around London to get to know the city centre. Start at the Houses of Parliament at Westminster, before walking along to Trafalgar Square, home to the National Gallery. Just a few minutes away on foot is Buckingham Palace, the Queen of England's official residence. And just a short walk from here are the restaurants and theatres of Covent Garden.
- London's skyline is one of the most famous in the world. See it in all its glory when you take a ride on the London Eye or climb up to the The Shard's viewing platform.
- Often mistakenly called London Bridge, Tower Bridge is the most iconic crossing on the River Thames. Take a walk across and visit its medieval neighbour, the Tower of London.
- In South Kensington, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum are all free, as is the hugely important British Museum in Holborn.
- Across the river, you'll find the South Bank. Home to the National Theatre, Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery and the Royal Festival Hall, this is the beating heart of London's cultural life.
- Cross the South Bank at Millennium Bridge – a pedestrianised suspension bridge – and you'll come across St. Paul's Cathedral. One of London's most beloved monuments, St. Paul's marks the highest point in the square mile of the City of London.
- Tired of hitting London's cultural hotspots? Give weary minds a break at London Zoo and the London Aquarium, while the London Dungeons will shock even the sleepiest of travellers.
- For such a huge city, London boasts green spaces on every corner. Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and St. James' Park are the ideal spots for an urban picnic.
- London's West End is all about the theatah, darling – head to Leicester Square and Shaftesbury Avenue for the big shows, but don't miss smaller acclaimed theatres like the Donmar Warehouse and the Royal Court too.
- From Charles Dickens to John Lennon, Londoners past and present rank among some of the world's most influential figures. Take a blue plaque tour of the city to see a few of the places its famous residents lived and worked.
Shopping in London
London has a fashion sense that's all its own, merging modern trends with the heritage of classic British labels like Burberry, Barbour and Mulberry.
Where to shop in London
Go straight to Oxford Circus, shoppers, and spend your hours browsing the wares of Topshop's flagship Oxford Street store and the grand shops of Regent Street. In Knightsbridge, a browse around Harrods is a must and the shops of the King's Road in Chelsea still have a touch of Swinging Sixties glamour. And when the rain strikes? Take cover in Westfield's huge shopping centres in Shepherds Bush and Stratford.
Eating in London
Bucking the stereotypes attached to British food, London is now a world-class foodie destination. Here, you'll find award-winning street food vans alongside swanky Michelin starred restaurants.
Street food revolution
Long gone are the days of pie and mash and jellied eels. Today, London is home to one of the world's best street food scenes, with vans hawking everything from mussels to jhal muri. Look out for local favourites like at Netil Market and at Brick Lane on Sundays.
London's best restaurants
Eating in London is like taking a mini-world tour. Head to or the for high-end Indian food, while in Covent Garden is a steak lover's dream. For British gastropub grub, head to , and in Exmouth Market is unrivalled when it comes to fresh Mediterranean flavours.
Dial 999 for emergency police, fire or ambulance assistance in London.
The London Underground's extensive network means getting around the city is quick and often painless. But sometimes it's quicker to walk between city-centre attractions or the bus may get you there faster. You can also save money on London travel with an Oyster Card.
Getting there from London Airport
There are five main airports serving London: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City. Heathrow and Gatwick are the primary airports for tourists, while London City mainly serves domestic business travel. Stansted is a large hub for easyJet flights to Europe.
From Heathrow Airport, take the Heathrow Express Service to Paddington. Gatwick passengers can take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station, and the Stansted Express goes to Liverpool Street Station.
Travellers at Heathrow can take the Piccadilly Line for the cheapest way to get into the city centre. The Docklands Light Railway runs to London City Airport.
Buses to London Luton and London Stansted leave regularly from Victoria Coach Station.
Taxis, including iconic London black cabs, are available at airport taxi ranks. A taxi from Heathrow to London city centre is likely to cost between £40 and £60.
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