For anyone seeking a city with a cosmopolitan buzz, a fascinating history and some of the most famous landmarks in the world, London is calling – and Gatwick Airport is an excellent landing spot for those looking to experience the British capital. This bustling hub serves over 41 million passengers annually, and as domestic flights to Gatwick are so keenly priced, many of these travellers come from elsewhere in Britain. What’s more, with the airport located 30 miles from the city, you can be shopping on Bond Street, watching the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace or snapping a selfie by Big Ben in no time.
With so many low-cost airlines flying to this airport from other parts of the UK, getting cheap tickets to Gatwick is a breeze. Offers can usually be found throughout the year – but book in advance to be assured the best fares, as prices rise as seats fill up. London’s worth visiting all year round; the summer months bring outdoor festivals and sporting events like Wimbledon, while a day of shopping in Harrods and an evening show in the West End will brighten up even the dark winter days.
Cheap flights to Gatwick are available from a host of UK airports and routes are operated by a variety of airlines, which keeps prices low. From Scotland, the airports in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness are all serviced by low-cost carrier easyJet throughout the year, with British Airways also offering routes from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Northern Irish passengers can fly from Belfast with Ryanair or easyJet, while the airports on Jersey and the Isle of Man also handle flights to Gatwick operated by easyJet.
The fastest method of getting from Gatwick to the centre of London is to board the non-stop Gatwick Express from the south terminal. Running every 15 minutes, this train will get you to London Victoria in just 30 minutes for around £20. Southern Railways offer a similarly priced route, and Thameslink also operate a rail service to St. Pancras in around one hour. For a cheaper option, National Express and easyBus have low-cost coach transfers that link Gatwick to West Brompton and Victoria stations respectively. Just keep in mind that your journey will be significantly longer – up to two hours at peak times.
With an ever-changing wealth of culture, fashion, music and art, it’s said that London takes a lifetime to truly discover. That said, a short stay can be enough to see the absolute best of what it has to offer. Glimpse all the sights from above on the London Eye before checking out the history at the Tower of London; at night, you can soak up the electrifying atmosphere in Soho or grab dinner in Chinatown. The following day, stroll through Hyde Park or pick up a unique London souvenir when browsing the trinkets on offer at the Camden markets.
easyJet, Flybe, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Virgin Atlantic
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