London is one of the world’s great capitals, a financial, political and cultural powerhouse that would take a lifetime to fully explore.
Iconic sights and world-famous museums are just part of the appeal; London is a city where it’s exciting just to be there, tapping into its restless rhythms and wandering its storied streets.
Arriving at London City Airport
London City Airport is the only airport actually in London, located close to the business district in Canary Wharf and a little over 20 minutes from the heart of the City. Fly here to land in the middle of the action, moments from the capital’s iconic attractions and main business centres.
Getting out of the airport is easy enough. London City Airport has its own station adjoining the terminal. The station is on the DLR, which will bring you direct to Bank in 22 minutes or to Canary Wharf in just 11 minutes via Canning Town with the Jubilee line. From either you can connect onto the rest of the London Underground network, which will take you to all major destinations in the city centre.
You can also hire a car with London City Airport. Other transport options at the airport include buses, trains and taxis, giving visitors multiple options for reaching their destination. Check the travel page for full details
The London Underground, or the tube, is an efficient and comprehensive network of train routes that runs throughout the city out to its distant suburbs. In the centre, trains arrive every few minutes and link you to all of the major attractions.
Costs are determined by which zones you are travelling between, but it’s now as easy as tapping your contactless card (or Oyster card) without the need for paper tickets.
Your Oyster or contactless card also works on London’s bus system, which will take you to more destinations than the Underground and can drop you off in more specific locations. These red double-deckers also carry the added appeal of their iconic, postcard-ready appearance.
Car hire is available at the airport but comes with extra costs when travelling around central London. Congestion charges and long waits on the busy roads can make driving in the centre frustrating. If you're heading out of town, London City Airport is well-connected, with the M25 motorway around half an hour's drive away. Book your car hire in advance with us.
Rental bikes are readily available at docking stations throughout the city and can be dropped off in different locations. Simply find a terminal, use your bank card to unlock a bicycle, and start exploring the city on two wheels.
A ride in one of the city’s famous black cabs is a classic London experience. Rides can be relatively expensive but are convenient and you'll rarely have to wait long for an available cab.
If a cab has the TAXI light above its windscreen on, then it's available – hail it by sticking your arm out. If the light is switched off, it's already taken.