Flights to London, United Kingdom
If you could choose one of the airports in London, in which you would like to land in with your flight to London? Apart from private, commercial only and the military ones, there are 5 airports in London: every year recording nearly 140 million in passenger traffic. In the following order: 67 million arriving at Heathrow, 33 at Gatwick, 23 at Stansted, 9 at Luton and 3 at the London City Airport.
Flying to London is therefore one of the easiest things to do in the world. There are in fact hundreds of airlines and low cost companies that fly to London every day with their aircrafts from thousands of destinations around the globe. If you prefer arriving at Heathrow or Gatwick you must fly with a national flag carrier. If you choose instead a Ryanair’s cheap flight to London you will fly to Stansted, while if you book with EasyJet you will fly to both Gatwick or Stansted. At London City Airport, created to serve the City of London, instead, land both cheap flights and national flag carriers airlines.
London Heathrow Airport - LHR
London Heathrow Airport is the main intercontinental airport in London. It is the European airport with the highest number of passengers and the third in the world after Atlanta and Beijing. Heathrow Airport has 5 terminals. At Terminal 1 arrive aircrafts of the Star Alliance members, a network of 25 airlines including Air China operating flights from Beijing to London, All Nippon Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, U.S. Airways, Lufthansa with flights from Frankfurt to London and United Airlines. Terminal 2 is currently under construction and will replace T1 for flights to London from Star Alliance. At Terminal 3 land the Oneworld airline flights, airline alliance which includes American Airlines with flights from Dallas to London, and Miami to London, as well as Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Japan Airlines and Qantas. At Terminal 4 land aircrafts from the SkyTeam airlines that own Alitalia, Aeroflot flying from Moscow-London, Air France, China Airlines, Delta Air Lines which operates on flights from New York to London and from Atlanta to London. Terminal 5 is exclusively dedicated to the British Airways flights to London. Along the extensive walkway leading to Heathrow Airport which takes the name of Newbury Road and Bath Road, there are a dozen hotels. Most of the hotels near Heathrow Airport are 4 star hotels, like the Holiday Inn London Heathrow with fitness center and an onsite restaurant, the Park Inn Heathrow with rooms equipped with tea and coffee making facilities or the Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel, the closest hotel to Terminals 1, 2 and 3 of the London airport.
London-Gatwick Airport - LGW
London-Gatwick Airport, with its 33 million passengers a year, is the second most important airport in London. Gatwick has two terminals: North Terminal and South Terminal, connected by shuttles in a newly built causeway. Many EasyJet flights to London arrive at Gatwick, as well as those of British Airways with different itineraries from Italy such as Bari-London, Catania-London, Bologna-London and Pisa-London. The airport is also preferred by Thomson Airways, the largest Charter airline worldwide and the third English one for number of passengers, after EasyJet and British Airways. There are many hotels near Gatwick Airport, including hotels such as Premier Inn London Gatwick Airport, 350 meters away from the airport with shuttle service operating 24 hours a day. The Hotel Ibis London Gatwick Airport is 5 minutes away from the airport accessible also via a shuttle service.
London-Stansted Airport - SNT
London Stansted Airport is the main airport for low cost flights to London by Ryanair, EasyJet and Air Berlin. The airport has one terminal with 3 boarding points connected by a pedestrian bridge and a people mover. For the number of passengers it is the fourth most important airport in Great Britain after Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester Airport. The only problem for those who arrive with a cheap flight to London-Stansted is that to reach the city, the fastest way is the Stansted Express which is accessible from the basement of the Terminal: the price of the ticket to London city, to Liverpool Street, is 20 pounds. Not very low cost.
London Luton Airport – LTN
The London Luton Airport is an international airport, the fourth for number of passengers, about 9 million a year. The airport is a hub for several low cost airlines starting from EasyJet, Monarch Airlines with Sharm El-Sheikh-London flights, Munich-London and Malaga-London, as well as Thompsonfly and Wizz Air, which operates on flights between Belgrade and London, and Bucharest-London, and Ryanair. The Ibis London Luton Airport and the Holiday Inn Express London Luton Airport are the closest hotels to Luton Airport, less than 10 minutes walk away from the airport.
London City Airport – LCY
With its 3 million passengers a year, in continuous and steady growth, London City Airport is the quietest airport in London. Since the beginning, the airport has been designed to offer a service to business customers arriving to London: from London City Airport the business district of Canary Wharf in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets is quickly reached. At London City Airport arrive international flights flying from about thirty European cities: at the London City Airport land flights from Rome to London and Milan – London operated by Alitalia; British Airways covers Copenhagen - London and Zurich -London. Other airlines that use the airport are Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines with flights to London from Basel and Geneva. Most of the hotels near the London City Airport are hotels with amenities and services dedicated to business clients. Such as the Ramada Hotel & Suites London Docklands or Crowne Plaza London Docklands, both overlooking River Thames, which offer large conference rooms equipped for conferences and business meetings.
How to reach London from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and London City
Getting to London from Heathrow is very simple. Inside the airport there are 3 Piccadilly Line metro stations. The stations are named after the Terminal: Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3, and Heathrow Terminal 4 and Heathrow Terminal 5. Those who prefer taking the train may opt for the Heathrow Connect and Heathrow Express, a slower one and a faster one, arriving at Paddington station in London.
Gatwick Airport is located south of London, about 50 km away from the centre, easily reached in less than an hour by car. Also from Gatwick Airport departs the Gatwick Express train, which stops at Victoria Station.
London Stansted Airport is 65 Km away from London which can be reached by car on the M11 motorway. From the square of the airport leave Terravision buses to London, Cambridge and Oxford. Even the railway connects Stansted to London with the Stansted Express service reaching Liverpool Street station.
London-Luton Airport is located about 55 kilometers away from the city centre. The connection London-Luton-London is guaranteed by the Green Lane buses arriving at King's Cross. London City Airport is served by the DLR, Docklands Light Railway which in about 20 minutes takes passengers to the Bank station, where several subway lines pass through.
London is the capital of both England and the United Kingdom, and the most populous municipality in the European Union. An important settlement for two millennia, London's history goes back to its founding by the Romans. Since its foundation, London has been part of many movements and phenomena...Source : en.wikipedia.org