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Travelling to London

The low-down on flights to London

They say when you’re tired of London you’re tired of life. Though Samuel Johnson would barely recognise the skyline of his beloved city, its historic streets and world-famous attractions continue to thrill each new generation. The shopping’s second to none, the museums are stacked with treasures, and the nightlife’s to die for. Hit the West End for that wish-list show, blag a table in a top-class restaurant, or support your dream team at the big match. With handy flights to London airports from all points of the UK, it’s never been easier to snatch a sneaky break in the capital.

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When’s a good time to book cheap flights to London?

London’s pulse never stops beating, so any time’s a good time for a visit. Browse for Christmas goodies in the glow of Regent Street’s glittering illuminations; wander through storied Hyde Park and watch the spring flowers burst into life; settle back with a beer on the sun-filled deck of a Thames clipper as the city slips past at water level; or head to Shaftesbury Avenue to catch the opening night of the latest must-see musical and grab a bite in atmospheric Soho. Stretch your budget by travelling off peak, or book ahead for the best deals if your dates are fixed.

Where can I catch cheap flights to London?

With quick and easy return flights to London available from many UK airports, you’ll be in swinging London before you can say ‘groovy, baby!’ Fly with Ryanair and bag cheap tickets to London Stansted from Edinburgh and Glasgow, while EasyJet links Aberdeen with London Luton and Inverness with London Gatwick. London Heathrow is just 1 hour and 15 minutes from Newcastle-up-on-Tyne with British Airways.

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Getting from the airport to central London

You’ll be spoilt for choice for onward travel at the end of your flight to London. If you’ve arrived into Stansted Airport, the Stansted Express departs every 15 minutes from right below the terminal building, whisking you to Liverpool Street mainline station in under 50 minutes. Tickets start at £8 for a single journey booked in advance. From Luton, catch a shuttle bus to Luton Parkway and arrive beneath the soaring arches of St Pancras International, home of Eurostar, around 25 minutes later. Both Gatwick and Heathrow boast express train services into central London, so you’ll be sipping cocktails on the South Bank less than an hour after you land.

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London calling

London conjures up so many iconic images that it’s hard to know where to start. The Changing of the Guard – black cabs – red double-deckers … if it’s your first time you’ll be stopping for selfies at every step! But to really get under its skin, take advantage of the user-friendly public transport network to stray beyond the tried-and-tested tourist trail. Ride the Docklands Light Railway to the Royal Borough of Greenwich and visit the Cutty Sark; wander down the King’s Road to Chelsea’s World’s End and see the birthplace of punk; check out the boho chic of Petticoat Lane market followed by a spicy Brick Lane curry, or party with the hipsters of Hoxton. Sweet dreams are made of this.

Tips for finding cheap flights

❓ How much does it cost to fly to London?

✔️ The price of roundtrip flights to London ranges from to . Travellers looking to book a one-way ticket to London can find fantastic flights for as little as . Bargain-hunters take note: is the best month to nab a cheap flight to London.

❓ How do I find the cheapest flight to London?

✔️ The price of flights to London can vary greatly, depending on a number of factors. Bagging a cheap flight to London is easier if you have some flexibility with your departure and arrival dates, while your selection of airports and airlines can also impact ticket prices. To find the best deals, try changing your search criteria to accommodate alternate dates and terminals. ebookers offers big discounts, a huge selection of airlines, and an easy-to-use booking platform, making it easy to find the perfect flight to London, no matter whether you’re traveling for business, looking for a quick getaway or planning a family vacation. So, window or aisle?

❓ What are the top airlines that fly to London?

✔️ If you’re looking to book a flight to London, you’ll discover a number of great airlines to choose from, including . ebookers makes it easy to compare flights to see which airline best suits your needs, ensuring that you can stretch your dollar further and get the most out of your time in the sky.

❓ Can I cancel my flight to London with ebookers?

✔️ We get it: life happens, plans change, and you need to change with them. If you need to change or cancel your flight to London, you can reach out to ebookers through the customer service portal, where you’ll also find useful trip-related help covering everything from flights and rental cars to activities and hotels.

❓ How do I search for a flexible flight to London?

✔️ To get the most out of ebookers flexible flights option, use the drop-down menu on the ‘Flights’ page. This menu can be found by clicking on the ‘Advanced options’ button. From here, you can customise your search parameters to find your perfect flight. After searching for your flight, you can also compare prices on surrounding dates by clicking on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link at the top of your search results.

❓ What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

✔️ This is one is easy to remember: Flight Fridays. We found that tickets booked on a Friday resulted in the best deal on average in 2020. However, Wednesdays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2020.

❓ What are the cheapest days to fly?

✔️ When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2020, Monday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly. That’s definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Weekends may seem like the most logical time to start your holiday, but airline tickets were on average more expensive for flights departing on Saturdays, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

*According to flight demand on ebookers.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

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*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on ebookers.com from January 2017 to December 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

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Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a £25.00 / 45.00 Euro service fee charged by ebookers, plus any airline fare and tax increase that may be applicable.

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