How to get to

By plane

London has five major airports: London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and London Stansted. 

Traveling from Europe

If you live in Europe, it is now possible to visit the british capital for less than €70. The main low-cost airlines flying to Rome are:


If you’re travelling across Europe, another option is to take the Eurostar train into London. The Eurostar leaves Paris 12 times a day and takes 2 and a half hours to get to its destination. You can also catch the Eurostar in Brussels.

For more information, check out Eurostar's official website: 

London's major train stations

These are the major mainline train stations you can expect to travel from and to in London:

  • Waterloo
  • Paddington
  • King's Cross
  • St Pancras
  • Euston
  • Charing Cross
  • Victoria
  • London Bridge
  • Fenchurch Street
  • Liverpool Street

Arrive at the station in plenty of time and be sure to board your train a couple of minutes before the scheduled departure time, as many trains have automatic doors that shut 40 seconds before departure. Most rail services offer First and Standard Class accommodation. Many long-distance and inter-city services have a buffet car or at-seat trolley service for drinks and snacks. 

All of the major stations have direct Tube links (the exception is Fenchurch Street, which is close to Tower Hill and Aldgate Tube stations). London's larger stations have shops where you can buy food and drink and something to read on your journey. A chemist is also standard. Some stations even boast retail outlets selling clothes, gifts and more.

For more information please visit the National Rail website

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London Heathrow

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is one of the busiest airports in the world. With 190,000 passengers arriving and departing every day, Heathrow handles more international passengers than any other airport in the world.

You can travel between Heathrow Airport and central London by train on the Heathrow Express, the Piccadilly line on the Tube, taxi, the N9 night bus and National Express and Easybus coaches.
The Heathrow Express from London Paddington is the fastest way to travel between the airport and central London, taking 15 to 20 minutes.

London Gatwick

London Gatwick (LGW) is the most efficient single-runway airport in the world, serving 200 destinations in 90 countries for 35 million customers a year.
The Gatwick Express is a fast train connecting Victoria Station and Gatwick Airport. It takes 30 minutes to Central London, and trains run every 15 minutes approximately from 5 am to 1 am.
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