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
London at night transforms into an all-inclusive, anything-goes party where you can find club nights and events to suit any and every taste. Cocktail bars that ooze style, dancefloors lit up by world-famous DJs and gig venues showcasing up-and-coming acts ensure this diversity of things to do when the sun goes down.
The O2 Arena, sitting on a bend of the Thames, is a gigantic venue that hosts the biggest names in music from around the world.
Yet head to Camden or Shoreditch and you’ll find that the venues get smaller and more intimate, while the acts get more alternative.
The clubbing scene is equally diverse. Super-clubs like Ministry of Sound and Heaven bring in huge crowds for themed nights, but many Londoners prefer seeking out smaller clubs for a more tailored night out.
Soho is the traditional LGBTQ+ heart of London, but the city is, in general, very welcoming to partygoers of every stripe.
London hosts one of the biggest Pride events in the world, too, offering some of the best LGBTQ+ nights out in the year.
There’s always something happening in London.
Even if bars and clubs aren’t to your taste, you can always take your pick of comedy nights, operas, classical concerts and theatrical performances.