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Why Fly to London?
It is little wonder that 26 million tourists visit London each year. Visitors are drawn to the capital by a long list of attractions including a truly world-class selection of museums and galleries, exciting international dining options and the traditional British pub, of course. While more than half of these visitors come from abroad, the rest travel from within the UK meaning it is possible to get cheap flights to London from airports across the country.
Flying to London from the UK
London flights depart from airports across the UK. London has several airports, although some are a considerable distance from central London itself, so it is worth researching before you book a cheap flight. London airports include London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and London Stansted. There are non-stop flights to London from airports including Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh, Leeds, Glasgow, and Belfast. Low-cost flights from Liverpool to London Luton tend to stop in the Isle of Man.
Popular Flight Routes to London
Which Airlines Fly to London?
Several low-cost airlines offer cheap flights to London airports from destinations across the UK. Bmi offer non-stop services from Manchester to London Heathrow. EasyJet operate services from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast to London Gatwick, Stansted and Luton which take under 1.5 hours. Bmi and British Airways fly direct from Edinburgh to London Heathrow.
Mini Travel Guide to London
Once you have found a cheap flight to London you can concentrate on planning your trip and deciding which of the city's many attractions to visit. London has a huge choice of museums and galleries, many of which are free to visit. 'must-sees' on any London tour include The British Museum with its vast collections of historical objects from around the world, Tate Modern by the Thames at Southwark, and the Victoria and Albert Museum of fashion, design and decorative arts in South Kensington. After soaking up the culture, head to one of the city's famous pubs for a traditional pint of beer. If you are lucky enough to experience fine weather, make the most of London's parks, which are also free to visit. There are eight Royal Parks in total offering 5000 acres of green space to enjoy and they give London a sense of space and freedom not found in many other cities.