London Airports

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Airport in London

London is one of the top tourist destinations in Europe. In fact, it welcomed 18.6 million international visitors in 2015. Steeped in history, booming with art, and embracing unique diversity, it really is a wonderful city. With so many things to see and do, visitors enjoy a trip like no other. Here are our handy airport tips for trips to this exciting city. London has six airports, but only three major ones: London City, the business centre airport; Luton, the airport for low-cost European flights; and Heathrow, for global travel.

London City is located just 22 minutes from the city centre and easy to reach via public transport. It was actually voted as having one of the best public transport links in the world, so getting to and from is an effortless journey. Whether you travel by bus, underground or train, you can pay with contactless or an Oyster Card, which you can find in any airport.

Many airlines fly into this London airport, such as British Airways, Cityjet and Swiss Airlines, making it the first-choice for smaller flights coming into the city. When you arrive at the airport, you’ll see a range of restaurants, shops and lounges, as well as a currency exchange store. Oh, and don’t worry, guests also have complimentary Wi-Fi access, so you can navigate your way around in no time.

Luton Airport is the main airport if you’re departing to or coming in from Europe. It’s only 55km from central London and is easy accessible by means of most transport links, and just 21 minutes to central London on the train. Thameslink also operates direct trains to some parts of the city, such as Blackfriars, Farringdon and St Pancras: London’s international train station.

At this London airport there are many taxi services available, and the fares vary based on your destination. The cheapest routes, however, is by bus and DLR, which make take you a little longer but they’re cost-effective and environmentally friendly. If you want to go your own way, you can also rent a car. London Luton is partnered with many hire car companies who’ll give you a fair price on a hire car. This means you’ll also be able to explore the exciting city of London at your own pace.

With this London airport being so popular there are executive lounges, priority lanes, luxury stores, delicious restaurants, and even play areas for the kids. Plus, it’s about to invest £110 million to increase the choice of destinations and to make road and rail access easier for your journeys.

Last but by no means least, Heathrow is London’s top airport for international travel. It welcomes flights from Belfast, Brussels, Bangkok and beyond, and is one of the biggest airports in London. The Heathrow Express is the easiest and cheapest way to travel to and from the city centre, taking just 15 minutes to travel 24km. The Heathrow Connect is service that links this London airport with all local stations in West London and runs every 30 minutes. This journey roughly takes between 31 and 49 minutes, and the price again varies on where your final destination is.

Don’t worry if you get stuck, there are many tourist information spots at every airport with someone available and ready to assist you on the next leg of your journey. So fasten your seatbelt and get ready to enjoy London like a local with your private host.


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William Hansa
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Private Day Trip to a local Fishing Village

My companions and I didn’t have much time to plan for the trip. However, we wanted an experience that is different from the norm and because photos posted by Hansa looks great and so we picked the tour.....

We had a memorable experience that is throughly enjoyable and full of funs. I believed that we were a very lucky group as we were the first to enjoy unforgiving weather that has thunderstorm and super heat all in the same day! However non of that spoilt the fun for us as Hansa has taken great care of us with her gentleness and great knowledge of the places chosen. The places chosen are scenic and I highly recommend anyone who has a drones to bring one for the occasions. The salt farm , mangroves and fishing place are simply beautiful!

Be prepared to get dirty after your lunch! You should really jump in the pools and pick some cockles. The experience is simple therepatic! Aunty Sim is really a good cook and great host!

All in all, this is an experience of what one can hope for when you sign up for a Withlocals ! Hope to see Hansa and A again really soon!

Thank you Pink & A!

PS: Thanks again for bringing the Fitbit all the way for us !

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Fresh Seafood by Nhatrangese way!

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Panos Agathi
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Shop 'til You Drop in Athens

Agathi is a friendly and polite person who will make you feel very comfortable.
She is always willing to give information about the features, quality and availability of different products, to find unique items only for you, to give advice and help while you are shopping.
She will guide you to the shops so you can explore truly local items among handmade clothes and shoes of modern and alternative Greek exclusive designers, elegant jewels, unique accessories, personal care products and of course delicatessen of exceptional Greek tastes.

The best shopping tour !