London (City Airport)
We are excited to have a the opportunity to offer our clients cheap car hire at London City airport. The Airport is 16 kilometres from the West End of London and Westminster, 10 kilometres from the City of London (Londonís financial district) and 5 kilometres from Canary Wharf.
Begin your visit to London City with car hire from two of the country's leading car hire suppliers. We offer online bookings with discounted car hire at London City airport. Both of our car hire suppliers employ dedicated telephone staff on hand waiting to answer any extra queries that might arise before or after hiring a vehicle.
With a population in excess of 7 million people, Englandís capital city is one of the most populous metropolitan districts in Europe. London has a concentration of Englandís most popular tourist attractions and is a one-stop shop for culture, history and headlining events. With four UNESCO World Heritage sites as well as an abundance of historic and contemporary attractions, to take London in would require more than a solitary weekend break. A sprawling metropolis situated in Englandís South East, London is an exciting city offering much to see and do to people of various interests and tastes. London is primarily known for being the home of the English Monarchy, where Englandís biggest street party, the Notting Hill Carnival is held and where Greenwich Mean Time is situated.
A top tourist attraction in the city is of course Buckingham Palace. Crowds clamber day after day to witness the traditional Changing of the Guard ceremony as well to be photographed standing alongside one of the royal Beefeater Guards.
The palace having been an official residence of the Royal Family since 1837, offers an insight into its inner depths during the summer months. Visits of the royal state- rooms can be arranged for the respectable price of under five pounds.
The Notting Hill Carnival held every year during the hottest month of the year is famed for being loud, fun and wild. Rivalled only by Carnivale in Rio, the Notting Hill revellers throw a good Caribbean themed street party. Head over to London during August for great food, great music and not to forget, plenty of dancing!
The London calendar is packed with shows and events throughout the year such as musicals, art shows, fashion shows, the London Marathon, the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race to name but a few. In addition to extra activities that appear from week to week, the regular and more permanent attractions around London take some beating.
The Camden Market draws crowds away from their Sunday morning lie-ins to shop until they drop while the high streets offer plenty of shopping opportunities seven days a week. Regents Street and Oxford Street offer the best high street stores and can get pretty hectic with bargain seekers during the week. On Saturdays, the streets become manic with shopaholics of all shapes and sizes hitting the streets. Oxford and Regent Street shopping is strictly not for the faint-hearted!
Lovers of the fine arts are well placed in London. The galleries are endless here from the contemporary exhibitions of the Tate Modern on the South Bank and the classical features of the National Gallery and many more besides. In addition to the magnificent galleries of London, art is everywhere and can be found on display and for sale at many a small studio or gallery. They are generally found up a side street off a main road and strangely enough are situated never too far from a coffee shop or pub.
A popular attraction in London is the West End. Not only does the West End offer great shopping, it is the focus of Londonís incomparable nightlife. There are currently in excess of 200 shows on offer at any one time in London and a concentration of this in the West End. Choose between the harrowing Les Miserables, the heartbreakingly haunting tale of the Phantom of the Opera and many more and a memorable night out is guaranteed! Many of the local restaurants provide pre-theatre meals allowing you to reach your theatre seat easily before curtain-up. If you fancy something theatrical but a little different, why not book up at the Open Air Theatre in Regentís Park. This is available from May until September with a choice of performances staged on an Open Air stage come rain or shine. While enjoying a relaxing day at Regentís Park, London Zoo which dates back to Victorian times is nearby and a very special treat for animal lovers of all ages.
If visiting London as a tourist and a sightseer, there is an opportunity to save some money entrance fees to certain attractions. The London Tourist Pass begins at £27 per adult day and provides free entry to well over fifty attractions as well as discounts on public transport.
Blessed with many atmospheric spots, attracting performers, artists and crowds at many a turn. A sample of what is on offer includes the following. Oriental dining at Sohoís colourful Chinatown as well as an as much as you can eat buffet for a fiver in Tottenham Court Road. Have your portrait painted while you watch out for the stars attending their film premiers at bustling Leicester Square. Savour the atmosphere off the Strand at Trafalgar Square while you watch the pigeons and marvel at Nelsonís Column and the lions. Climb aboard the London Eye and enjoy the panoramic view of London. Visit the Tate Modern gallery then take the Tate catamaran over the river to the Tate Britain. When back at the South Bank, choose between the London Aquarium, Dali Universe and Shakespeareís Globe or donít choose and see them all!
The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey are situated across the Thames from the London Eye. The Thames ensures ease of navigation around the city and also provides a slice of beach upon which to enjoy a spot of sunbathing or a romantic picnic.
Covent Garden with its market and street performers is the most entertaining place to be. Enjoy tea and gateaux at Patisserie Valerie before crossing the road to enjoy the eveningís performance at the Royal Opera House.
Some popular tourist spots include the Planetarium and the famous waxworks museum called Madame Tussauds, both just a mere stoneís throw from the picturesque Regentís Park.
Getting around London couldnít be easier. The London Underground, known locally as the Tube has 12 colour coded easily navigable lines. London Hackney Cab badge holders have an incredible knowledge of the city. Even if you donít need a ride, these priceless drivers can advise you how to get from A to B. The London Buses encompass all the major tourist attractions and offer an ingenious way to sightsee all for the cost of a reasonably priced ticket. London, in conjunction with all other British cities offers the Tourist Bus service. Usually aboard an open-topped bus, you will receive a commentary as you pass the interesting tourist hot spots. In addition to the usual modes of transport, London offers some rather more unusual forms of transport aboard a rickshaw or by the duck. The Duck, originally a World War Two amphibious carriage travels on land as well as water giving you a duck into the Thames! In addition, there are some more standard forms of Thames River transport available as well as water restaurants, themed cruises or water parties.
London (City Airport) Airport
Situated in the Royal Docks area of London, London City Airport
is 16 kilometres from the West End of London and Westminster, 10 kilometres from the City of London (Londonís financial district) and 5 kilometres from Canary Wharf.
The nearest DLR station is on site at London City Airport and the nearest Underground station is Canning Town, on the Jubilee line.
To reach Heathrow Airport from London City Airport take the Docklands Light Railway directly into Bank station and connect with the Central Line straight into Liverpool Street station. From there, purchase a ticket to join either the Circle or Hammersmith and City Underground Lines to Paddington. Follow the signs for the mainline station and join the Heathrow Express Rail Service
. Paddington is linked to London Heathrow every 15 minutes and a single ticket costs £12. The duration for this journey varies between 90 and 120 minutes. (In the event of travelling from Heathrow to London City Airport follow these directions in reverse).
If travelling to Gatwick Airport from London City Airport you should take the Docklands Light Railway directly to Canning Town where you get a ticket to ride the Jubilee Line (London Underground) to London Bridge station. From here, follow the signs for the mainline station and take the Thameslink
service direct to Gatwick Airport a standard single costs £10.50. Trains run approximately every 15 minutes during normal operating hours. The typical total journey time varies between 90 and 120 minutes. (In the event of travelling from Gatwick Airport to London City Airport follow these directions in reverse).
If travelling from London City Airport to Stansted Airport, take the Docklands Light Railway from London City Airport to Bank, where you can pick up the Central Line (London Underground) to Liverpool Street. From here take the Stansted Express
train to Stansted Airport. The total journey times vary between 90 and 120 minutes. (In the event of travelling from Stansted to London City Airport follow these directions in reverse).
London City Airport operates a frequent shuttlebus service to and from Liverpool Street Station (Central, Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith and City Lines) via Canary Wharf.
The journey time between Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street Station is approximately 25 minutes. At the Airport shuttlebuses depart from directly outside the Terminal building. At Liverpool Street Station, the Bus Station is on the first floor, adjacent to the Broadgate exit and opposite McDonald's restaurant. The Airport bus will stop at Bus Stop 'A'. At Canary Wharf, the Airport shuttlebus leaves from the North Colonnade outside the DLR station. The cost of a ticket from Canary Wharf to Liverpool Street station is £3.50 for an adult single.
- The 24 hour number 69 bus service encompasses the stops of Silvertown, Canning Town (for Jubilee Line, Docklands Light Railway and Silverlink Metro), Stratford, Leytonstone and Walthamstow. It terminates at the airport. Departures are every 10 minutes from outside the terminal building. This service operates 24hrs.
The 473 bus service stops at Stratford, Silvertown, North Woolwich, and Prince Regent Station. It departs every 10 minutes from outside the terminal building. The 474 bus serves Canning Town, North Woolwich and East Beckton via Silvertown. The airport bus stop is situated at the entrance of the airport. The 473 and 474 services are NOT 24 hour services. They run between 05.00 and 00.00 but please check the timetable before embarking your journey.
Taxis are situated to the front of the terminal building.
If driving to/from the airport, there are Short Term and Long Term car parks, which are conveniently located adjacent to the Terminal. Both car parks operate a credit card payment system for your speed and convenience.