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London Stansted Airport (STN) is located 64km (40 miles) to the north-east of London. It is the UK's third busiest airport and one of the fastest growing airports in Europe.
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London the capital of England. One of the world’s most visited cities, buzzing with creativity and culture, everything from stunning parks and memorising museums, but this isn’t all London has to offer.
Take a city break to London, be part of the breath- taking and exciting activities. Soak up the atmosphere in the form of food, fashion and a vibrant nightlife, or take the opportunity to relax in the green spaces, there is always something to do. Some of the most recognisable landmarks in the UK can be found, St Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square to name a few.
Another great attraction includes Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty the Queen’s residency in the UK and view the changing of the guard. Obviously a trip to London wouldn’t complete without a ride on the London Eye, with panoramic views of the whole city.
Art lovers will thrive in London – with a vast amount of art galleries to explore including, National Gallery, Tate Modern and for an historical feel the amazing British Museum and Natural History Museum are a must. Oxford Street is a definite for any serial shopper, with designer boutiques, great shopping centres, including Harrods and an array of smaller independent stores to explore.
London is booming with bars, clubs and delightful restaurants. Soho is edgy, whilst Brick Lane, favours some of the most authentic food in the city. A fantastic city for music, where there are live performances from a classical concerts or a rock gig in a local pub, there’s always something different going on to suit all ages.
Relax in the city and get away from hustle and bustle and visit many of the parks, St James’s park and Hyde Park are great for picnics or if you just want to take in breath-taking views try Hampstead Heath with some of the most photographic views of the city.
Finding the right accommodation in London is integral to your London experience, and there is no shortage of choice. The city has some of the most stunning hotels and many are experiences in their own right. Rooms in many of the popular hotels often need to be booked well in advance. The city has the best hotels to suit every budget from Luxury accommodation to trendy hostels.
One of London’s legendary grand hotels The Savoy set in the bustling Convert Garden district the landmark hotel dates back to the 1880’s. With a Gordon Ramsay restaurant, Art Deco glamour and two distinctive cocktail bars, close to the National Gallery and the Houses of Parliament
There’s an excessive amount of places to stay in London on a budget including boutique hotels and guest houses.
Hazlitt’s is in the middle of Soho, built in 1718 it comprises of four Georgian houses, the Soho gem was once home to the essayist William Hazlitt. Now refreshed with sloping wells and individually- furnished rooms are named after who visited in Hazlitt’s day. Surrounded by Soho’s restaurants and clubs, this luxury boutique hotel and only a five minute walk from the shopping delights of Oxford Street.
London is now home to many of the world’s most innovative and impressive chefs and the restaurants cater for all tastes and budgets with an ever-increasing selection of innovative and inspiring restaurants.
Experience the Savoy and find some of the best well known restaurants and bars. Kaspars Sea Food Bar and Grill, Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill and the British Institution Simpson’s in the strand. Enjoy afternoon tea in the Themes Foyer an enduring custom where there is a high selection of teas to choose from and is proud to be a member of the Tea Guild of Excellence.
Visit Borough Market and indulge choc-a-block with takeaway choices and enjoy the prime produce and smells that make anyone hungry on the hoof. The market runs from Wednesday-Saturday and also a lunch run on Monday’s and Tuesday’s. Try beef bagels from Nana Fanny’s, Thai coconut puddings from Khanom Krok and a slow cooked kid from a Gourmet Goat. Suits all budgets and make a meal out of the free samples .
See London in one day on a full day site seeing visit the historical sites Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral while traveling around the West End and City of London. Watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at Buckingham Palace and take a tour of the Tower of London. Experience the River Themes by river cruise.
Take a spin on the London Eye with 360 degree views of the city including, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Houses of Parliament. Be 135 meters high, Each rotation takes a gracefully slow 30 minutes.
Visit London’s British Museum the largest museum in the UK and one of the oldest and finest in the world. The museum offers Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman, European and Middle Eastern galleries, and many others. It is one of London’s most visited attractions, drawing over 6 million visitors a year.
Camden Market gets a whopping 10 million visitors a year and is another of London’s top attractions. There are four main market areas Buck Street Market, Lock Market, Canal Market and Stables Market – although they seem to all blend together. Find dozens of food stalls at the Lock Market and the Stables Market. Offering a variety of street food from English, French to Caribbean quality is excellent and affordable. Or eat at the communal tables by the canal.
The train station at Stansted Airport is ideally located directly under the airport terminal in the designated underground rail facility. Rail services operate not only to central London, but to all major city destinations across the UK. Stansted Express offers the fastest way to travel between Stansted Airport and London. The railway station is just a 2 minute walk from the airport Arrivals with easy access via lifts, escalators and ramps.
Stansted Express is the quickest way into Central London. Trains depart from the train station, which is located directly below the airport terminal, every 15 minutes. The journey time to London Liverpool Street is 47 minutes and 36 minutes to Tottenham Hale (to connect to Stratford and the London Underground Victoria Line for the West End). Train services from the airport run at 00,15, 30 and 45 minutes past the hour, with services operating from 5.30 through to 12.30 in the evening.
If you do not have a Visitor Oyster Card before you arrive, you can purchase Visitor Oyster Cards at Stansted Airport train station, before continuing your journey into Central London with the Stansted Express. You will be able to use your Visitor Oyster Card as soon as you reach Tottenham Hale or Liverpool Street station.
The Station at Stansted Airport is ideally positioned opposite the main terminal entrance for swift access to bus and coach services to and from Stansted.
There are a number of operators running bus and coach services to and from the station at Stansted Airport. The bus and coach station at Stansted Airport is ideally positioned opposite the main terminal entrance, making travel to and from Stansted convenient and hassle-free.
National Express offers services running 24 hours a day, with 41 pick-up points to and from Stansted Airport. Prices start from only £5 for a single journey, providing a cheap and comfortable option for travel to and from the airport.
Travel by bus or coach is ideally suited for individuals, families and groups alike. The shared service is a cost-effective and efficient way to travel and for those travelling in a group, it’s a great way to ensure everyone arrives at the destination together.
London Stansted is conveniently situated just off the M11 motorway – use Junction 8a if approaching from the London direction or Junction 8 from the Cambridge side, then follow signs for the airport.
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Postcode: CM24 1RW
There are a number of official airport parking options available, with prices to suit all budgets.
To guarantee your space you can pre-book your preferred car park online, in a few simple steps.