London (All Airports) Travel InformationWith an estimated 14 million people living in the Greater London area (and about 8 million within the city itself), London is a major world city, as well as being the largest settlement in the European Union. Famously drizzly, London weather actually isn't as bad as many expect, and with all the major museums and galleries being totally free of charge, a visit to London is always a heady cultural experience at any time of the year.
The first thing to talk about in London is the people. Incredibly diverse, the 2011 census recorded 107 separate languages spoken in London by its residents, and with established communities of French, Polish, Bengali, Vietnamese, Korean, Caribbean, African, Turkish and other populations, authentic food from all corners of the globe is pretty much guaranteed in the English capital. If you find yourself in trendy Shoreditch, head to any one of the numerous Vietnamese cafes and restaurants that teem along the southern end of Kingsland Road, or if you're in Brick Lane for the Sunday market, go along to the massive streetfood section to try everything from Eritrean home cooking to Caribbean cuisine.
Don't try to drive in London; there's nowhere to park! Public transport is extensive, with Thames clippers, tubes, buses, trams, local trains, the DLR and the Overground taking you just about anywhere you need to go. While the main tourist sites consist of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and the London Eye, wander away from Westminster if you can- there's much more to see and do in the capital. One good way to see the sights without the crowds is to take one of the Thames clippers from Greenwich to the Embankment: passing the Tower of London, London Bridge, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, and Blackfriars along the way, you'll see it all from the river. You can even pay using your Oyster card.
The East End is the traditional heart of cockney London: home to the original pearly kings and queens, today it's a hurly-burly of hipsters, multiculturalism, and pop-up events. For a taste of this Londoners' London, take the tube to Liverpool Street and wander through Spitalfields Market, head to the Whitechapel Gallery for a little art, and finish with a curry on Brick Lane. Broadway Market in Hackney is another place to observe trendy young(ish) Londoners in their natural habitat at the weekend.
Did you know...
- Calais in France is the nearest international airport to London.
- London has the Coordinated Universal Time value of 0.
- The cheapest airfare from Adelaide to London is $1,465.
Questions and Answers
What is the cheapest month to fly to London?
At the moment, the most affordable time of year to take a flight to London is October/2020. You will pay the most in June/2020.What airlines fly direct to London?
Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian Airlines, Air New Zealand, KLM, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air France, Iberia, Finnair, Delta, United, American Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Norwegian Air UK fly non-stop from the United States of America to London.What is the cheapest airline to fly to London?
The cheapest airline that flies to London from the United States of America is TAP AIR PORTUGAL.What is the best airline to fly to London?
Singapore Airlines is the best airline to fly to London from the United States of America and it has direct flights. Norwegian is the best low-cost airline.
What people are saying about London right now:
Source: Australian Aviation
Etihad restarts Melbourne to London flights - Australian Aviation
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Walsh Wants British Airways To Keep London Gatwick Flights After Coronavirus - Forbes
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Abu Dhabi's Etihad to offer Melbourne to London flights from May 15 - Reuters UK
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RT @Daily_Express: Etihad update: Airline resumes flights from Heathrow to Australia despite quarantine rules
Source: Business Traveller
Airlines planning to resume some flights in June – Business Traveller - Business Traveller
Source: Australian Aviation
Repatriation flights to Melbourne launch from LA and London - Australian Aviation
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