Thanks to the many famous sights and shops, London is a popular destination for a citytrip. In the capital of England you ride in red double-deckers past all historical buildings such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and the Tower Bridge. Or go shopping on Oxford Street.
London is one of the most visited major cities in the world. Heathrow Airport, just outside of Central-London is the largest airport in Europe and an often used connection point to other European cities. This makes flying to the British capital easy and non-time-consuming.
British Airways is the UK’s flag-carrier when it comes to flying. They have their base in Heathrow Airport and nearly 40% of the flights here are served by them. British Airways offers national as well as intercontinental flights. London is easily connected with all British airports, while it offers direct flights to major US cities and metropoles over the world.
Easyjet is the low-budget option to fly with. However it is limited to flights in the UK and the European continent. It has their base in Gatwick, but serves Stansted Airport as well.
From New York, London can be reached in 6 hours and 50 minutes. Edinburgh has a flight time of 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The Tower is a building complex on the River Thames. Originally a fort, it also served as a royal palace, prison, garrison, museum and arsenal. The Tower is best known for the nearby Tower Bridge. It has been included in UNESCO's World Heritage List since 1988.
Big Ben is perhaps one of the best known sights in London. It is the nickname of the clock in the "Palace of Westminster" tower, actually the seat of the British parliament.
The London Eye is a ferris wheel on the south bank of the Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The wheel was built for British Airways on the occasion of the turn of the millennium in 2000. It is 135 meters high, weighs 1,700 tons and has 32 closed capsules. A ride on the Ferris wheel takes 30 minutes. Dare high in the sky and enjoy the breathtaking view of the city.
Buckingham Palace is one of the most visited sights in London. The official residence of The Queen is extremely popular because of its spectacular change of the watch. Visit the palace in the months of August or September and view some of Rubens and Rembrandt's masterpieces in the Queen’s Gallery!
Cycling through London is very easy and cheap with the city loan bicycle system. You take a bicycle from one location and put it back in a different rack in another place in the city. The bicycles are popularly called Boris Bikes, after mayor Boris Johnson, who wants to turn London into a cycling city.