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< Introducing London

Getting to London

Family Guide
A British Airways plane on the tarmac at London City Airport.
London is a major European transport hub, and there are many ways to reach it. By air, there is a huge choice of carriers from all over the world, and competition and budget airlines have driven down prices. Eurostar links the UK to Europe, and ferries, jetfoils and catamarans cross the English Channel and North Sea. Coaches to London from Europe are often the cheapest option.

Arriving by air

Five airports serve London: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and City.

From Heathrow

Heathrow is 24 km (15 miles) west of Central London. The ...

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