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A global city and crucial core of Europe, London is the United Kingdom’s largest city and the capital of England. It has stood for over two thousand years, dating back to the Roman Empire, and continues to contribute to the education, entertainment, fashion, finance, research, and commerce industries on a substantial scale.

London has one of the largest gross domestic products on the planet, is widely considered the world’s cultural capital, and has the biggest passenger flight base of any competing airport system. It also attracts more international visitors than any other city on the planet; “Babylon” is a globally renowned tourist zone!

Flights to London

London has six international airports and a number of smaller, regional ones. Together, they represent the biggest flight system in terms of passenger traffic. A grand total in excess of 135 million people flew through its gateways in 2013. Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, London City, and Southend are the city’s largest airports, the latter being the youngest of the group.

Heathrow accounts for half of The Swinging City’s flight traffic, making it the busiest airport for international visitors. Direct flights to London from the United States are available through American Airlines, Delta, US Airways, United, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic (among others). Nearly 40 non-U.S. carriers offer nonstop flights to the city, including Lufthansa, Air Canada, Emirates, Air France, and SAS.

For the love of London: What to Do in London

Newcomers to the city often visit Buckingham Palace shortly after their arrival. See where the Queen of England lives and get a firsthand look at the London’s heritage. The London Eye, Marble Arch, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and Westminster Abbey are other notable landmarks. Live musical performances in London are incredible to say the least, as are its theatre shows in Covent Garden, Leicester Square, and Haymarket.

Helpful Tips for Tourists Visiting London

There are many ways to get around London, thanks to its extensive public transportation network. The tube/underground subway system is quick and efficient, as is the Docklands Light Railway, and Tramlink service near Wimbledon.

Invest in an Oyster Card, as it costs much less travel with one of these than with a paper day ticket. Given its compact layout, tourists can easily see much of the city attractions on foot as well. The pound sterling is Britain’s official currency, and exchange banks are available close to each of the major airports. Skyscanner’s online hotel price comparison tool makes it easy to find a reasonable rate on hotel accommodations for your stay. Use your savings to spend on a daytrip to the Royal Opera House or Electric Cinema.

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