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 is a legend among serious retail addicts
From discreetly luxurious tailoring to classic British brands and from street style to vintage, the possibilities are limitless.
For high-end clothing, head to Bond Street or Knightsbridge, home of legendary department store Harrods (87-135 Brompton Road) and fashionista temple Harvey Nichols (109-125 Knightsbridge).
Oxford Street – London’s ‘main shopping street’ – is dominated by Harrods’ deadly rival Selfridges (400 Oxford Street).
Outside the West End, there’s more distinctive shopping in Lamb’s Conduit Street, in Islington’s browsy Camden Passage.
In East London, try Hostem (28 Old Nichol Street) for fashion-forward men’s and womenswear, the Boxpark pop-up mall by Shoreditch Overground Station or Goodhood (151 Curtain Road) for designer streetwear.
You can also make an appointment to visit hip fashion-to-music concept store LN-CC (18-24 Shacklewell Lane).