Flights to London: need to know
Cheap airline tickets to London
Planning to spend your vacation overseas? The British capital has all the charms, shopping and culture you could ever way! Start searching for the cheapest flights to London onboard British Airways, American Airlines, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, among others, to Heathrow (LHR) or Gatwick (LGW).
When to book the cheapest flights to London
The best time to book you airline tickets to London is around 5 months in advance. This is when prices are at their cheapest. Summers tend to be more expensive than trips in the spring or fall. Remember to pack an umbrella though, as the weather is always changing, even in summer.Peak season: Summer.Low season: Winter is definitely less popular.
A flight to London from New York takes 7 hours.
Experience London: sights, tours and activities
London is one of the world’s most visited cities, and no wonder! Wandering the streets is as good as time travel, art and culture are at their finest and diversity is king with so many culinary discoveries to be made. From Westminster Abbey to Hampstead Heath and beyond Brick Lane, here’s what to see and do while on vacation in London.
Essentials in London
Westminster Abbey: The Abbey is one of the most famous churches in the world not just because it’s a work of art, but because of the history and the people entered here, including 17 monarchs from Henry III to George II. Take a tour inside and see if you can spot the Coronation Chair; it’s strangely ordinary!
Tate Modern: London’s museums are mostly all free (yippee!) and if you have time ti visit at least one, head over to the Tate Modern on the South Bank of the Thames. It’s outstanding collection of contemporary and modern art will certainly impress anyone who knows their Picassos from their Pollocks.
Camden Market: For a slice of something different, wander up to Camden Town for a taste of alternative London. There are four markets here to explore: Buck Street Market, Lock Market, Canal Market and Stables Market. You can find it all here, from Banksy tshirts to London souvenirs, antiques and army gear.
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Hotels and accommodation in London
Hotel in London don’t come without a price tag. Location is everything so plan ahead and choose a hotel in an area of the city you’re really interested in. Sometimes central isn’t always best. The summer season and bank holidays will push hotel room prices way up, so plan early and book early.