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London: introduction

 

London, the UK’s iconic capital, is not only a world center of culture, commerce and history. It is also a major air transport hub. With a constellation of airports serving the city and surrounding area, London is a crucial air hub linking Europe and the rest of the world. From Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest airports, to Stansted, each of these airports offers essential connections for travelers from all over the world. Find out more about London and its airports with AEROAFFAIRES.

 

London: a little history

 

London’s history is a journey through the centuries. It bears witness to its central role in the development of British civilization. Founded by the Romans over 2,000 years ago, London became an important commercial and political center.

Over the centuries, it has witnessed historic upheavals, from the Magna Carta to the Industrial Revolution. Monarchs have left their mark with iconic structures. These include the Tower of London and the Palace of Westminster. London also played a major role in both world wars.

Today, this dynamic metropolis continues to make its mark on contemporary history. With its diverse neighborhoods and global cultural institutions, as well as its financial status, it combines tradition and innovation. This vitality is also evident in the airport sector. London is distinguished by the diversity and importance of its airports, both in terms of number and traffic. Airport infrastructures are essential to the city’s economic and tourism fabric. They bear witness to the city’s central role in international trade and global connectivity.

 

How do I get to London?

 

Reaching London by air is extremely convenient, thanks to the variety of options available to travelers. With a multitude of international airports serving the British capital, many airlines operate regular services to the city. This range of airports makes it easy to access the city from all over the world.

For business travelers, there are dedicated hubs with FBOs (private terminals). Business travelers can thus benefit from increased flexibility and personalized service. This guarantees a premium travel experience to the British capital.

What’s more, ground services from the airports ensure fast, convenient transfers to the heart of the city. AEROAFFAIRES offers personalized transfer services. Enjoy a comfortable and smooth journey from the airport to your final destination.

 

London airports by private jet

 

For business aviation travelers wishing to reach London, the city offers several dedicated options. These include:

  • Heathrow and Gatwick: two of the UK’s largest international airports, open 24/7.
  • Cambridge: located just 3 kilometers east of Cambridge, this airport is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 7 days a week.
  • Luton: open 24/7 and with three terminals reserved for private jets, this is the UK’s busiest airport for business aviation.
  • Stansted: although further from the city center, Stansted is open 24 hours a day, offering a convenient option for private jet travel. However, it requires prior authorization for night flights.
  • Oxford: open from 6 a.m. to 10.30 p.m., this airport is ideal for those seeking easy access to London’s regions.
  • Northolt: just 14 kilometers west of London, this airport is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm. It is also open on Saturdays from 8am to 3pm and on Sundays from 12pm to 7pm.
  • London City: close to central London, London City is ideal for business travel, and is open from 4.30am to 10.45pm, 7 days a week.
  • Biggin Hill: close to the city, this airport meets the needs of passengers looking for convenience. Flights operate from 6.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends.
  • Farnborough: open exclusively to business aviation, this is one of London’s busiest airports for business travelers. Flights operate from 7am to 10pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm at weekends.
  • Blackbushe: located in the county of Hampshire in England and open from 7am to 6pm, 7/7, this general aviation airport offers convenient access to the British capital and the surrounding region of southern England.
  • Southend: located on England’s east coast and open 7/7 from midnight to 4am, this airport is reserved exclusively for business flights.
  • Lydd: located on the south-east coast of England, this airport is exclusively dedicated to private aviation. Flights operate from 8.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. 7 days a week, with the possibility of extensions on request.
  • Battersea Heliport: located in the heart of the city and open 7 days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and until 11 p.m. on request, this heliport enables you to travel by helicopter to and from the surrounding airports or to other destinations.

Discover our dedicated article “Where to land in London?” to find the option best suited to your needs.

 

Plan représentant tous les aéroports de Londres
Credits photo : Aeroaffaires

London by private jet with AEROAFFAIRES

 

Experts in private aircraft charter, AEROAFFAIRES offers VIP, personalized service at the best price. Whatever aircraft you’re looking for, your dedicated flight consultant will provide you with 24/7 assistance up to 2 hours before your flight.

Nearly 95,000 passengers have already flown with AEROAFFAIRES, on more than 20,000 different private aircraft. Traveling with AEROAFFAIRES also means supporting our Sky CO2 program, which helps finance the preservation of ecosystems in France.

Fill in our online quote, or contact us by telephone on +33 (0) 1 44 09 91 82 or by e-mail: charter@aeroaffaires.com.

Useful information

Many London airports offer FBOs, including services such as :

  • VIP lounges
  • Meeting rooms and commercial offices
  • Customs services
  • Catering services
  • Concierge services
  • Ground transportation services

Location & access

Depending on the airport and its location, the drive to the city center can vary from 20 minutes to 1h30.

Public transport options are also generally available from these airports to central London.

Helicopter shuttle services from an airport to downtown London are also feasible, and offer considerably reduced transfer times.

AEROAFFAIRES offers personalized transfer services. Enjoy a comfortable and smooth journey from the airport to your final destination.

Recommandations

AEROAFFAIRES recommends that you visit these iconic landmarks:

  • Big Ben
  • Buckingham Palace
  • London Eye
  • Tower Bridge
  • British Museum
  • Tate Modern
  • Hyde Park
  • Greenwich Park

AEROAFFAIRES recommends these restaurants:

The Chicama restaurant offers refined Peruvian cuisine in an elegant, contemporary setting, with dishes prepared from fresh, local ingredients, highlighting the vibrant flavors of Peruvian cuisine.

The Medlar restaurant offers a sophisticated dining experience in a warm and intimate setting, featuring creative and delicate dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients.

The Hide restaurant offers a refined culinary experience in an elegant, contemporary setting, with a focus on local, seasonal produce.

AEROAFFAIRES recommends these hotels:

The Shangri-La Hotel offers a luxurious and unforgettable stay in the heart of the city. This five-star hotel offers elegant rooms and suites with breathtaking views of the London skyline. With its service, top-class facilities and central location, the Shangri-La is the ideal choice for travelers seeking comfort and elegance during their stay in London.

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is an iconic establishment located in the prestigious Knightsbridge district. Offering an exquisite blend of luxury and elegance, this five-star hotel features sumptuous rooms, Michelin-starred restaurants, a world-class spa and unrivalled service.

The Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is a luxurious jewel in a historic location in the heart of the city. Offering a sophisticated blend of modern comfort and classic charm, this five-star hotel offers elegant rooms, award-winning restaurants, a sumptuous spa and impeccable service for an unforgettable London experience.

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Londres hélicoptère en vol

Isabelle CLERC

CEO AEROAFFAIRES

Londres hélicoptère en vol

François-Xavier CLERC

Founder AEROAFFAIRES

Our airline experts remain at your disposal to help you at every stage of your reservation.

  • Is it possible to land in London at night?

    Yes, it is possible to land in London at night. Several airports, including Luton, Gatwick and Farnborough, are open 24 hours a day.

  • Which is the nearest airport to central London?

    The nearest airport to central London is London City Airport (LCY), just 10 kilometers east of the city.

  • What type of private jet can I use to fly to London?

    All types of aircraft can fly into London, whether turboprops, light jets or long-haul aircraft, depending on the airport.

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