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Introducing London


London is one of the best cities in the world if you've a taste for discovery - every avenue, side-street and square of the city deserves to be explored. Fabulous buildings from many eras line the streets, magnificent sculptures stand in the grand squares and expansive parks sprawl over London – it truly is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Take a boat tour along the River Thames running through the heart of the capital, board the London Eye and watch the metropolis stretch out in front of your very eyes, or visit the British Museum and see some of the most important discoveries mankind has ever made. You’ll never be at a loss for something to do London. And of course you can always unwind at the end of the day with a traditional cup of British afternoon tea, or discover the city's vibrant pub culture.

London is known for:


History and Art Entertainment and Shopping Culinary Urban

Quick information

NEARBY CITIES
Cambridge (96 km)
Oxford (96 km)
Dover (122 km)
CURRENCY
British Pound (GBP)

COUNTRY CODE
+44

ELECTRIC POWER
G

TIME ZONE
GMT 0

AVG. PRICE OF A COFFEE
£3.02

AVG. PRICE OF A MEAL
£63.12

Average Temperature

London airport information

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PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

A. Heatrow Airport
Heathrow Airport is about 25 km from the city center, and there's plenty of ways to make the journey. You can use the Piccadilly Underground Line to get to the center directly from all of Heathrow's terminals, and the hour-long journey will cost £6 if you buy a cash ticket - ask at the ticket office about Oyster Cards, as these pre-paid cards will significantly reduce the amount of money you'll spend on public transport in the city. There's also a train service which runs to Paddington Station at a cost of £21.50, and several express bus services which go to various places in the city - it's best to inquire at the airport information points, as the best route will depend on your destination.

B. Gatwick Airport  

London Gatwick (LWG) is 45 km away from the city center, and there are god train and bus services running between the two. The Gatwick Express train to London Victoria runs every 15 minutes between 04.35 and 01.35, and costs 20 pounds. The journey lasts about 15 minutes. National Express and easyBus bus services run from the airport. Between 04:00 and 01:00 an easyBus leaves every 15 minutes, with a ticket costing 2 pounds and the journey lasting around an hour. National Express tickets cost 7 pounds and the journey lasts about an hour and a half.

Average time from airport: A: 16 minutes | B: 30 minutes

Distance from airport: A: 25 km | B: 45 km

TAXI:

A. Heatrow Airport 
London's iconic black taxis operate from the airport, but be aware these are more expensive than the minicabs you can arrange online to collect you from the airport. A taxi to the center can cost anywhere from £40 upwards.

B. Gatwick Airport  

A taxi from Gatwick Airport will cost anywhere between 60 and 100 pounds, and a journey will likely last longer than an hour.

Average taxi price: A: 40 pounds | B: 60-100 pounds

CAR RENTAL:

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