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Cheapest Flights to London

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London Flights

Simultaneously modern and ancient, London is a favourite for history enthusiasts and culture-hungry tourists. Whether ambling through Trafalgar Square, taking in a show at the Comedy Store, or touring Buckingham Palace, visitors crowd every corner of this city year round. Given that this is such a popular tourist destination, cheap flights to London are easy to find.

Best time to go to London

Peak Season:

June through September is the busiest period, as the climate is typically temperate and mild and makes for a great time to visit Hyde Park or Regent's Park, or take in some of the spectacular flora at the Kew or Chelsea Physic gardens.

Shoulder Season:

Tourism wanes during the months of April and May, and September through October, but it’s still an excellent time to visit, as flights to London are reasonably priced, and the city is still bursting with activity, such as the Baishakhi Mela celebrations in May, the London Film Festival, and the Thames Festival in September in October.

Off Season:

From July through August many of the locals leave the city in search of warmer weather. Despite this, visitors still crowd the city in order to take part in the Notting Hill Carnival, attend concerts and shows at the Royal Albert Hall, or take a walking tour through the Tower of London. It is important to book ahead in order to get the best price on flights during this period.

London Airport and transfer information

Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Distance: 24km west from London

Though more expensive than other options, taking a taxi or the Heathrow Express train are two of the quickest ways to get to your destination. Cheaper alternatives are coaches and the tube, but these can take up to an hour to arrive.

Gatwick Airport (LGW)

Distance: 40km south from London

There are over 200 coaches and numerous taxis servicing this airport, making it easy to get to London at any hour. However, these options can take almost 90 minutes to arrive in the city. A quicker alternative is the train, which only takes 30 - 45 minutes.

Stansted Airport (STN)

Distance: 48km northeast from London

One of the most economical and convenient methods of ground transport is the train service, which takes about 45 minutes to arrive in London. Taxis are also quick, but are significantly more expensive. If you are travelling on a budget, you can take the shuttle, although be ready to wait, as it can take up to two hours.

Online resources for your travel to London

The Safetravel website offers information on safety, travel tips, and important local contacts.The BBC weather website provides current weather information, and future forecasts.

Best Flight Routes to and from London

Reviews from verified customers

Jul 19, 2018

Singapore airlines invented new overall measurement of bags and tryed to charge 125 US$ per bag. If it not drops we will change the airlines

May 28, 2018

CDG airport extremely busy, allow extra time to check in - long queues for everything.

May 5, 2018

I was hopeful I could get a FAST TRACK CARD but was not able. I was very disappointed as the card does enable quicker entry and minimal delays at the border.

Dec 19, 2017

The food was nothing special

Sep 20, 2017

Service was good but the food was disappointing. This airline used to provide much better food a few years ago.

Jul 6, 2017

Staff could be a little more attentive.

Jul 5, 2017

This was the first time flying with Virgin. We were very impressed with the standard of service , food and the plane itself.

Jan 18, 2017

Helpful airport staff at auk and h\k :)

Dec 31, 2016

I can't praise the staff highly enough. It's a big business class section on the A380 but they were very efficient and friendly at all times.