Why You Should Visit London Luton
London Luton Airport is London’s fourth busiest airport located just under 50 km outside of the capital. London is a global city offering an endless range of possibilities for travelers whether it’s exploring some of its historic landmarks like the Tower of London and Big Ben or browsing through the world-class shops on Oxford Street. Along with its various heritage sites, London is a modern metropolis where you will find unique shops and restaurants on every corner and many exciting attractions like the London Eye or the Winter Wonderland festival over Christmas. You will always find something going on in London whether it’s a street festival like the Notting Hill Carnival or a prestigious production at a world-class venue like The Barbican Center. Also, check out our guide to the new and fun things to see and do in London
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Arriving In London Luton
London Luton Airport mostly handles budget flights from around Europe and is comprised of a single passenger terminal. When you have arrived at the airport, the quickest way to get into London is by catching a train from Luton Parkway station, although you will have to hop on a shuttle bus from the airport to get to the train station which is around 2 km away. The airport itself offers plenty of facilities and services including cafés, eateries and a range of shops including duty-free shopping.
If you are looking to catch flights from the UAE to London Luton you will not be able to make the journey directly as London Luton Airport does not handle any direct flights from the UAE. However, there are direct flights available from the UAE to other airports in London, so you can easily make a transfer if you need to get to London Luton Airport.
London Luton Travel Information
In order to travel to the UK, UAE nationals are able to apply online for an electronic visa waiver before flying out. Although summers in London can see pleasantly warm temperatures with average highs of around 25 degrees, the weather is nothing like what you are used to in the UAE and you will need to pack plenty of warm clothing if you are visiting over the winter. If you want the use of your own vehicle during your stay you will find a number of leading car rental agencies around London, although London itself does have an excellent public transport network consisting of the London Underground, buses and trains to help you get around.
* This information is correct as of October 2017
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