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Flights to London

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London is a highly diverse, multicultural metropolis and is acclaimed as one of the most visited cities in the entire world. Around 30 million tourists come and go each year.

This is no surprise when you consider that England's capital city boasts footfall-heavy sites like Hyde Park, The National Gallery, St Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament. On top of that, there are five-star bars galore, iconic street names you'll recognise from Monopoly and vibrant indie shops dotted around in and among grand architecture.

Here at Opodo, we're more than happy to help with the preliminary arrangements like booking flights and hotels. However, we can do much more than that, too. This exclusive guide touches on the key bits and bobs to consider when planning your visit to London. From figuring out how to get from London airports to the city centre to what to do if you're only in London for a day, we cover it all!

Here is a tip for you: booking your flight and hotel at the same time and not separately can make you save up to 40%. Take advantage of a flight + hotel package in London to your destination and save time searching for hotels separately. If you have already purchased your flight and you’re only looking for a hotel, you can find it here.

What to see in London over a weekend

London is evergreen in that there'll never be a shortage of things to see and do, regardless of when you happen to be visiting. The only issue you'll likely have is finding a way to cram all your bucket-list venues and experiences into one weekend. Fear not, we've compiled a list of just some of the things you can do in London in three days. Treat it as a starting point and follow your own flow along the way. That's the only way to get a real feel for what the city has to offer!

Day 1: See the sights of London

Of course, attractions like Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, with their grand, regal architecture, are likely at the top of your must-see list. Parts of the palace are open to the public, such as the Royal Gardens, and both locations offer information on tours and tickets on their official websites. It goes without saying but Buckingham Palace has limited availability, so you may want to shotgun the experience with a swift booking.

It's also well worth checking out cultural sites like the British Museum, which is home to a variety of must-see exhibitions from all around the world and all through time. The Victoria and Albert Museum is also the world's leading art and design museum, showing off a stunning range of creative collections in all kinds of mediums.

Day 2: Treat your tastebuds to London’s delicacies

Whether you're looking to treat yourself to dinner in one of London's fancier, high-end restaurants or just up for a coffee and cake in a cosy, independent cafe, London has you covered.

You could start your gastronomic journey in Borough Market, which is London's oldest food market with more than a thousand years of history. The market is made up of three main sections: the Green Market with specialist produce traders, the Market Kitchen with street food stalls, and Three Crown Square with larger merchants. Naturally, there are also plenty of restaurants and bars dotted around the market, so you can perch briefly or sit down for a full-fledged meal.

Another recommendation is Soho, an area that frequently ranks in first place on many foodie location lists. One of the best things about this location is that there's so much to choose from and literally whenever you want. Here, there are places to cater to any craving or budget and it's right nearby Chinatown, which also has a vast range of restaurants and shops to discover.

Day 3: Wind down and wander through London’s markets

London's a lot to take in, so the final day is probably an opportune time to slow the pace a little. We'd suggest making the most of the Big Smoke culture by wandering through some of London's finest markets. If you're a casual snacker, you'll be able to make the most of the delectable street food. Alternatively, if you've got spare pounds to use up, you could pick up some souvenirs for loved ones at one of many stalls filled with unique trinkets and treasures.

There's a lot to choose from, so this is far from an exhaustive list, but here are our must-see marketplaces in London:

In order to discover the beautiful landscapes of the surroundings, you can always rent a car in London and travel the open road.

Frequently asked questions about flights to London


How can I request assistance for children travelling alone?

Rules about children travelling alone may vary between airlines and you should notify them when booking your flight. Flight attendants can check on unaccompanied children during the flight as part of their regular duties but for more assistance, some airlines offer an Unaccompanied Minor service which needs to be booked and paid for in advance.


How can I travel with an assistance dog?

Airlines are obligated to allow assistance dogs on board flights for no additional charge, though you will need to alert the airline when booking your flight. Your dog will need to be safely secured when taking off and landing and will sit in front of you in the foot well during the flight.


How do I find cheap flights to London that have flexible change policies at Opodo?

Once you have searched for flights to London using our search engine, you can filter your results by price or use the 'Cheapest' tab to view the best deals available to you. After you have selected your ticket, you can view the different ticket options for more flexibility. Some tickets may also be eligible for our Flexible Travel Dates service.


How can I book cheap hotels in London on Opodo?

When booking flights to London, you can also find hotel deals using the 'Flight + Hotel' tab on our comparative search engine at Opodo. Booking these together can save you some money, but if you've already got your travel plans sorted then you can search separately for just hotels by clicking on the 'Hotels' tab. Once you have pressed 'search', results can be filtered further by price, location, hotel rating, facilities and more.


What baggage do I need to check on my flight?

The baggage you can travel with will depend on the airline you have booked for, so it is worth checking out their policies to see information about weight and size limits or any additional charges. Be sure to check the baggage options outlined during the booking process when selecting your ticket to London at Opodo.


How can I check in with Opodo?

If you have bought your tickets to London with Opodo, then you can click on the relevant airline link to check in online and print out your boarding pass using our website or app. While we provide information on check-in times for different airlines, it is also a good idea for you to regularly check for any changes or updates.


Do I need to pay a cancellation fee if I cancel my flight from the departure city to London?

Cancellation fees will depend on airline policies and your ticket type. Our cancellation policy allows you to cancel your booking and receive a full refund if you do so within a provided set period, though service charges may apply. If you have a flexible ticket, you may be able to cancel your flight with fewer or no fees, though these tickets are more expensive.


How do I know if my flight is eligible for compensation?

If you are unable to fly due to an overbooked flight or you arrive in London three hours after the scheduled arrival time, then you will be eligible for compensation under the responsibility of the airline.

Key information about London airports

The city isn't only a popular sightseeing destination but also a global business hub, so it's no surprise that there are six airports dotted around the capital. On any given day, there are hundreds of flights going to and from the city via several airlines and locations.

Two major airlines that regularly offer direct one-way and return journeys are British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. However, there are also budget airlines for London. If you're looking for cheap tickets to London, easyJet is also one of the most popular airlines with a more cost-effective set of fares.

Below is a list of the six London airports and their approximate distances from the city centre:

Heathrow and Gatwick are notoriously known as the top two busiest airports in the UK, while London City is the closest airport to Central London. There are plenty of public transport routes like the train, tube, or bus that can get you from any one of the London airports to the city centre. These options are cheaper than taking a taxi, which can cost up to £100 or more. Stansted and Gatwick have their own express rail services, which run to and from Central London. Both run frequently.

The underground system provides fast and frequent transportation in London across the city. Tickets can be purchased online or at the station, though you can also pay as you travel using either contactless payment or an Oyster card. Visitor Oyster cards are available to purchase before you arrive.

As to be expected, each airport provides free Wi-Fi access as well as banking and currency exchange services. There's also a range of shops, boutiques, cafes and restaurants, which can be viewed in more detail on their respective sites.

Heathrow Airport

Top airlines

Top carriers are: British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

Location

Heathrow is located in Hillingdon, 24km west of Central London.

Transport options

It is served by the London Underground, train, bus, coach, shuttle and cab.

London City Airport

Top airlines

Top carriers in the airport are: British Airways, CityJet and Flybe.

Location

The airport is in Newham, about 11km east of London.

Transport options

The airport is reachable using the Tube, taxi, car, bus and train.

Stansted Airport

Top airlines

Top carriers at the airport include: Ryanair, easyJet and Thomson Airways.

Location

Located in Essex, Stansted is approximately 48km northeast of London.

Transport options

Stansted is served by the London Underground, cab, train, coach and car.

Luton Airport

Top airlines

Luton's top carriers include: easyJet, Ryanair and Thomson Airways.

Location

It is located roughly 46.7km northeast of London city.

Transport options

Luton is accessible by public transportation (cab, shuttle, bus) and private cars.

Gatwick Airport

Top airlines

The top carriers in Gatwick are: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Thomson Airways.

Location

Gatwick is situated approximately 47.5km south of London.

Transport options

It can be reached by taking a cab, coach, train or car.

London Southend Airport

Top airlines

Top carriers in the airport are: easyJet and Flybe.

Location

The airport is 68km from London city.

Transport options

London Southend is accessible by train, bus, coach, cab and car.

The best season to visit London

The best time to visit London depends on what your preferences are, particularly as the weather varies each season. The UK is well known for its generally temperate but unpredictable climate, so it's always best to come ready for both rain and shine. London is one of the warmest parts of the country, so make sure to be prepared if you plan to travel using the underground during the summer as it can get pretty steamy (especially if you wear glasses!).

The summer months from June to August make up the peak season for tourism in London. During this time, there are a lot of outdoor events and festivals to make the most of the warmer and drier weather, though there are also a lot of large crowds and tickets are in high demand.

The cheapest time to visit London is during the winter in February, avoiding the busy holiday season over Christmas and New Year. However, if you want to visit any outdoor gardens or parks during your trip then it is worth aiming for spring or summer months as you will miss out on most of the flora and greenery in winter, which can be quite bleak. Late spring is also a period where you can have the best of both worlds by dodging the heavy crowds, cold weather and higher ticket prices.

FAQ's about London

How can I find cheap flights to London at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £5 to London. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to London.
When's the best time to book flights to London?
The top month to book flights to London is August, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for London flights is October. In third place: July. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to London, read on.
When's the best time to go to London?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to London is... August. The next best month to travel to London is September. And let's not forget October, the third top choice for when to go to London. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to London is February.
Which airlines fly to London from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to London include:
  • Flybe, which flies from Edinburgh and Aberdeen to London plus from Newquay.
  • Easyjet, which has flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as Belfast to London.
Indirect flights from the UK to London include:
  • British Airways, which flies from Kirkwall and Stornoway and also from Shetland Islands.
What are the cheapest airlines flying to London?
Looking at the prices of our customers' bookings from UKto London, your best bet for cheap flights is:
  • Ryanair: average one-way price of £39.54 , with Belfast to London an average of £39.09 and Edinburgh from £39.82.
  • Blue Islands (one-way average: £65.10) : this includes an average price from Guernesey to London of £56.53 and also flights from Jersey costing £74.36.
  • Easyjet: average cost for one-way was £70.44 , with Jersey to London flights costing an average of £56.47 and the price tag from Edinburgh being £67.03.
How early should I be at the airport to take a flight to London?
To ensure punctuality for your flight to London, it's essential to arrive at the airport at least two to three hours beforehand. This timeframe allows for necessary procedures such as check-ins, security screenings, customs, and boarding, all of which can consume considerable time. At Opodo, you'll discover unbeatable deals for flights to London, departing from over 562 cities. Moreover, you can select from various services aimed at enhancing your airport experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage allowances. For added convenience, when booking your flight with Opodo, consider including insurance or opting for a refundable fare to ensure a hassle-free journey to London!
What is the name of London’s airport?
London is served by 7 airport[s]. Heathrow airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 562 cities, such as Istanbul, Paris and Amsterdam, the most popular routes.
How far is London’s airport from the city centre?
London’s airport Heathrow is located 14 miles from the city centre.
How much does it cost to travel from the airport to the city center of London?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 2.80 £ per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Heathrow , for example, the average price for the ride to London centre is around 4.50 £ per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in London. Pick your preferred car type and get from Heathrow to London city centre on your own terms.
How much should I budget for a trip to London?
If you are going to London, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 20.00 £
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 80.00 £
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 8.00 £
  • - Domestic Beer: 6.50 £
  • - Imported Beer: 5.75 £
  • - Coffee: 3.62 £
  • - SoftDrink: 2.05 £
  • - Water: 1.63 £
What is the weather like in London?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to London is in July, August and June, when the average temperature reaches 20.44 °C, while July, June and May are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 80.91 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit London during the months of January, February and March to experience an average of 1.36 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during January, March and April, when the average precipitation in London is 5.25 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.
Airport code LHR The IATA code for the arrival airport on flights to London is LHR
Most popular airline Turkish Airlines Most popular airline with flights to London
High season August According to search data from our customers, August is the busiest time to fly to London
Low season February According to search data from our customers, February is the least busy time to fly to London

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