Beautiful. Charming. Suggestive. Mysterious. Difficult to find a single adjective that can describe London, one of the most visited cities in the world. One of the most loved places.
Every trip to the Capital is an invitation to discover. Anyone, at least once in their life, has dreamed of setting foot in London. Many, however, wish to return at least a second time.
Capital of shopping, London is known for its beautiful monuments and iconic places. World renowned museums. Fine restaurants. The Tames. Wembley and the incredible sports facilities.
Capital of fashion, and of great events, it is one of the most sought-after destinations, even for just one weekend. Merit, above all, of the excellent air connections with the rest of the world.
HOW TO GET
Thanks to the presence of six international airports, London can easily be reached by plane.
There are, in practice, connections with every corner of the planet and with all the continents.
Such a wide choice, it offers the possibility to better manage one’s flights and, above all, to opt for one’s own budget.
All the airports are well connected to the city, thanks to the train and the buses. Alternatively, you can opt for the more expensive taxis.
National Express offers fast and fast connections between one airport and another.
Heathrow is the largest airport in London and Europe, and one of the most important in the world for passenger traffic.
British Airways and Virgin hub, it consists of 5 huge terminals. Gatwick, on the other hand, is the second largest airport in Great Britain, due to passenger traffic. It is also one of the 10 busiest airports in Europe. It is located about 45 km south of the capital.
Stansted is an international airport located near the town of Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex county. It is about 50 km away from London, and is the fourth largest airport in the United Kingdom for passenger traffic. To date, it is the real point of reference for Low Cost companies. In this, the Irish RyanAir is one of the main protagonists.
Luton and City are two other major international airports. Southend, the city’s sixth airport, currently offers connections to the British Isles.
CAR AND TRAIN
From the UK, you can easily reach the capital by train. Northern and other companies offer fast connections from major British destinations.
In just over two hours by train, you can get there from Liverpool and Manchester.
From Glasgow, Scotland, it takes approximately 4.5 hours, and a total of 7 stops, with Virgin Trains.
Also from Great Britain, the car is an excellent solution for traveling to London and neighboring destinations. Obviously, as soon as you arrive in the city, you have to leave the car stationary and move exclusively by public transport.
To reach the capital from France, you cross the Eurotunnel. This is undoubtedly a fascinating solution. Please note that for the crossing from France, it is preferable to be vaccinated against COVID-19, otherwise you will be forced to a period of quarantine. 48h before crossing, it is mandatory to download the appropriate form on the official website, entering your data and documents.
Eurotunnel connects Calais, France, with Folkestone, England. From the latter, you can reach the capital in just under two hours by car, crossing approximately 110km on the M20.
To cross the Eurotunnel, you must pay a special ticket, which can be purchased directly online on the official website. There are different cuts and types. The Day and Overnight ticket is the cheapest, with prices from £31; allows you to make a return trip within 2 days. With the Short Stay ticket, you can make a return journey within 5 days for £73. However, both tickets are available in limited quantities. To get the cheapest rate, you should book well in advance. The standard fare, on the other hand, starts from as little as £ 91.
Each ticket is valid for one car and a maximum of 9 people in tow.
The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and may be subject to change. Please always refer to the official website. Before leaving, always remember to inquire about the laws and rules applied in the United Kingdom, on the subject of COVID-19 and the mandatory nature of the Green Pass.