Why You Should Visit London City
London City Airport is the closest airport to London situated just 7 km outside of the city center. Travelers arriving at the airport can easily make their way into London itself and experience some of the magic that the UK’s capital has to offer. You may want to start your trip exploring the City of London, a historic center home to many of the capital’s most iconic landmarks such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Monument to the Great Fire of London. There are many interesting areas and districts around London each offering a different flavor such as the bohemian atmosphere of Camden or the upmarket vibe of Kensington, while London is also famous for its many beautiful parks such as the vast Hyde Park which is located centrally in the city.
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Arriving In London City
London City Airport is comprised of a single passenger terminal and is located only 7 km from the center of London. When you have arrived at the airport there are a number of ways to get to your destination as it has its own Tube station and there are plenty of taxis available. The airport itself offers a decent selection of cafés and eateries as well as a few basic shops to get all your essentials.
London City Airport primarily handles flights to and from European destinations and does not currently serve any flights from the UAE, so if you are looking to travel to the airport you will need to make a stopover somewhere. There are direct flights from the UAE to London available at either London Heathrow Airport or London Gatwick Airport.
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London City Travel Information
The weather in London can get very cold during the winter but warms up with the onset of summer with average highs of around 23 degrees during July and August. If you are a UAE national traveling to the UK you will be able to go online and get an electronic visa waiver before traveling. Once you are in London you can rely on the city’s extensive public transport network to get around and explore, while there are a few car rental companies available at London City Airport if you would rather have your own vehicle.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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