Summary

London City airport is the nearest airport to the centre of London. It mainly serves European destinations with smaller aircraft than Boeing 737 for example. Located in the Docklands area of East London, the runway is on a strip between two docks and  is an experience to either land or take-off from!

It is a small airport which means walking distances are much shorter in the terminal compared to Heathrow or Gatwick for example

 

Logistics

Rail: DLR (Docklands Light Railway) is the best way to get into London. Take the DLR to Bank or Tower Hill to access the London Underground. Always use the Transport For London (TFL) website when navigating London with public transport.

Taxi: you can take a London black cab from directly outside the terminal. Canary Wharf is about £14, or Bayswater is about £55 for example.

Car Hire: this is recommended for travelling out of London – *not* within London or even the London area. Car hire operators at the airport are:  Avis, BudgetEuropcar, Hertz,

 

Stay

Near the airport: Travelodge “London Excel” immediately next to the airport. On the other side of the dock there is a choice of hotels in the Excel area: Holiday Inn Express, Premier Inn

Mid-range hotels in London and the UK in general include Premier Inn, Travelodge, Mercure for example

 

Eat

Eat in the hotel, or if you fancy venturing out

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