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Southampton Airport
Southampton Airport Information (SOU)

Southampton International Airport is located in the south of England, providing air transport links for those living in and around the south coast. For overseas visitors, the airport provides a gateway to popular holiday towns such as Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Winchester as well as to Southampton itself, which is a busy seaside resort. Outward bound flights serve a large number of destinations worldwide, with many long-haul carriers in operation.
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Newcastle Airport
Newcastle Airport Information (NCL)

Situated just over six miles northeast of the city centre, Newcastle International Airport is one of the country’s oldest airports, having been open since 1935. While not the busiest airport in England, it still sees annual passenger figures in excess of three million and provides an essential gateway to the far northeast of the country. A single terminal handles flights to national, EU and transatlantic destinations.
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Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport Information (MAN)

Located south of the city, Manchester International Airport is listed as one of Great Britain’s busiest airports, facilitating over 189,000 flights and serving nearly 20 million passengers per annum. The airport is the biggest and busiest in the north west of England and it provides a gateway to the world for the city’s large population and for residents of neighbouring towns such as Warrington and Liverpool, and those in the county Cheshire. The airport operates three terminals, which handle an extensive number of domestic and international carriers.
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London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport Information (STN)

London Stansted Airport (STN) is situated 30 miles northeast of central London and is within easy driving distance of the Midlands. It is a busy facility, handling over 14 million passengers per year and covering a hefty 100 international destinations. The airport has a single terminal in which both Arrivals and Departures are located on the same level.

London Stansted offers excellent services and amenities for its passengers, covering all the essentials that you would expect of an international airport. Bureau de change counters and ATMs are readily available as well as postal services. Meanwhile, an executive lounge can be found in the Departures area and is open to all fee-paying passengers. Other essentials include baby-changing rooms, children’s facilities and left luggage and lost property offices. To kill time before a flight, passengers will find a good variety of shops both land and airside and an impressive selection of cafés, restaurants and bars. Passengers wanting to surf the internet or send emails will find internet kiosks situated either side of security.

Public bus services serve the airport providing connections with central London and a variety of other destinations. Meanwhile, rail services are provided by the Stansted Express, which runs throughout the day to Liverpool Street Station. The airport is also well served by taxis, which can be found at a rank situated outside the Arrivals Hall.

Address: Enterprise House, Bassingbourne Road, Essex, CM24 1QW, UK
Telephone: +44 844 335 1803

Website: www.stanstedairport.com

Business, VIP & Wifi

London Stansted holds its own in terms of facilities for business passengers, offering VIP lounges with business facilities, internet terminals throughout the airport and Wifi access for those with laptops. Extra business facilities are also available at nearby airport hotels.

Business centres: there is no dedicated, purpose built business centre in the airport however passengers with business needs will find facilities in the Servisair executive lounge. Places in the lounge can be booked directly via the airport’s official website

Meeting rooms: London Stansted Airport has no meeting or conference rooms available and companies wishing to hold such events should consider the Hilton-London or the Radisson SAS hotels, both of which are located within the airport grounds.

VIP: the Servisair executive lounge is open to all passengers for a fee. Within the lounge are extra comforts as well as a selection of facilities aimed at business travellers. Drinks and snacks are complimentary in the lounge.

Internet: Spectrum Interactive provides internet access in various locations in the airport. Before security, a web terminal is situated at Check-in Zone A, while beyond security, terminals can be found in the following places: the main Departures Lounge, next to Prêt a Manger; at Est Est Est, near gates 1 to 19; close to WH Smith outlets at gates 20 to 39; at gates 40 to 59; at the UK Departure Lounge, near gates 84 to 88. For passengers with laptop computers, Wifi access is available throughout the terminal. Users are required to have a T-Mobile or BT Openzone account in order to log on to the network.

Car Rental

Since London Stansted Airport is such a busy facility, seeing passengers arriving in their millions from the EU and the US, there is a high demand for car hire at the airport. Fortunately, this demand is well met with a good selection of internationally recognised car hire companies. Those companies represented at the airport are listed below.

The desks of Stansted Airport’s car hire companies are situated between the Departures and International Arrivals halls, providing easy access for all passengers.
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National all have desks as well as a small number of local companies and while hiring on arrival is a reasonable option, booking ahead is recommended. Rates for pre-booking are invariably cheaper than those available at the desks and you also stand a greater chance of getting the vehicle of your choice.

Children

Babies: passengers with babies will find baby-changing rooms in the International Arrivals area and close to the UK and Ireland Arrivals area. Beyond security, a babycare centre can be found next to the World Duty Free shop, just off the main Departures Lounge. All of the above facilities are open 24 hours.

Children: parents with small children will find unisex toilets located in the main concourse area and the Departures Lounge. A soft play area for children can be found in the Departures Lounge, close to Hamleys toy store. The area is unsupervised and suitable for children between two and six years of age. For similarly aged children, the BAA Information Desk offers free children’s packs containing crayons and colouring books. For older children, there is an arcade with a wide selection of modern video games.

Mothers: Boots the chemist is on hand for the purchase of essential baby items such as nappies, formula, baby wipes and so on. Parents will find that the majority of the airport’s eateries have high chairs for babies and toddlers, while children’s menus are also available. Hamleys toy store will keep kids occupied for some time while they are perusing the many fun products on sale and purchases can alleviate boredom during long waiting periods.

Destinations

The following destinations are currently serviced by schedule or charter flights on a regular or seasonal basis.

Aarhus Glasgow Paphos
Alghero Gothenburg Parma
Alicante Granada Pau
Almeria Graz Perpignan
Altenburg Grenoble Pescara
Amsterdam Guernsey Pisa
Ancona Hamburg (Luebeck) Poitiers
Antalya Hanover Poprad
Asturias Oviedo Haugesund Porto
Athens Helsinki Poznan
Balaton Istanbul Prague
Barcelona Izmir Reus
Bari Jerez Reykjavik
Belfast City Jersey Riga
Belfast International Karlsruhe Rochefort
Bergen Kaunas Rodez
Bergerac Kerry Rome Ciampino
Berlin (Tegel) Knock Rotterdam
Berlin Schoenefeld Krakow Rzeszow
Biarritz Lamezia Salzburg
Bilbao Larnaca Santander
Blackpool Leipzig Santiago De Compostela
Bologna Limoges Seville
Bratislava Linz Shannon
Brindisi Ljubljana St Etienne
Brno Lodz Stockholm Skavsta
Budapest Londonderry Stuttgart
Bydgoszcz Lyon Sumburgh
Carcassonne Malaga Szczecin
Cologne ( Bonn) Malmo (Sturup) Tallinn
Copenhagen Malta Tampere
Cork Manchester Tel Aviv
Dalaman Milan Bergamo Tenerife Sur
Dinard Montpellier Toulon
Dublin Munich Tours
Dusseldorf Munster Osnabruck Trieste
Edinburgh Murcia Trondheim
Eindhoven Nantes Turin
Esbjerg Naples Valencia
Faro New York (JFK) Valladolid
Faroe Islands Newcastle Venice Treviso
Friedrichshafen Newquay Verona ( Brescia)
Gdansk Nice Vienna
Geneva Nuremberg Vitoria
Genoa Oslo Torp Warsaw
Gerona Oslo Washington (Dulles)
Glasgow Prestwick Paderborn Wroclaw
Gothenburg Saev Palermo Zaragoza
Gothenburg Palma

Directions

London Stansted Airport is located 30 miles northeast of central London, just off the M11 motorway. The airport’s convenient location makes it easy to access from the centre of London and all points on the compass.

From the north: take the M11, exiting at Junction 8 onto Thremhall avenue, which provides direct access to the airport.

From the south: take the M25, exiting at Junction 27 onto the M11 north. Follow the M11 until Junction 8, at which point exit onto Thremhall avenue east. From here, follow the signs for the airport. From central London, follow the same directions from the M11.

From the east: take either the A12 or the A120 to Parsonage road. Follow Parsonage road north until you reach the airport.

From the west: take the A120 until the second exit which is the exit for the M11 entry roundabout. From the roundabout head onto Thermhall avenue for the airport.

Facilities

London Stansted Airport offers its 14 million annual passengers a good selection of facilities and services that cover all the prerequisites that would be expected of a modern international airport. Essentials such as financial amenities and information services are on hand, plus extensive shopping and dining facilities. Disabled passengers are also well catered for.

Money: passengers with financial needs will find both ATMs and bureau de change counters in the following areas: the International Baggage Reclaim Hall, the International Arrivals area, the main concourse and the Departures Lounge.

Services: postal facilities are available in the terminal, while parents with small children will find baby-changing facilities and children’s play areas. Internet access is available before security in Check-in Zone A and after security in a variety of locations.

Smoking: the airport has several smoking areas; before security a single public smoking room is available near Check-in Zone K, while Pontis café and O’Neills pub also permits smoking in certain areas. Beyond security, there is a total of five public smoking areas, plus other areas within selected catering establishments.

Hotels

London Stansted has a number of dedicated airport hotels which can be found within the official airport grounds, while a good variety of other hotels can be found within reasonable driving distance. Many of those situated away from the airport provide transfers, which are invariably included in the price of the room.

Express by Holiday Inn Stansted Airport (four star)
A modern hotel situated just one mile from the airport, with free coach transfers to and from the airport available. Room facilities include en-suite bathroom with power shower, air conditioning, TV, hairdryer, coffee and tea making facilities and high speed internet connections. Hotel facilities include a business centre, conference rooms, currency exchange and a restaurant.
Check in: 13.00. Check out: 11.00 More details and reservation online

Down Hall Country House Hotel (four star)
Just nine miles or a 20-minute drive from the airport, this converted stately home offers all the facilities of a purpose built establishment. Rooms have en-suite bathroom plus free tea and coffee making facilities, colour TV and a trouser press. Airport transfers are included in the price of the room.
Check in: 15.00. Check out: 11.00 More details and reservation online

Radisson SAS Hotel London Stansted Airport (four star)
A modern, contemporary styled hotel situated just three minutes walk from the airport. Room facilities include tea and coffee making facilities, an iron and trouser press, minibar, flat screen TV with satellite plus Wifi and broadband internet access. The hotel has a variety of restaurants and bars as well as its own health club. Breakfast is from 06.30 onwards and is not included in the room price.
Check in: 14.00. Check out: 12.00 More details and reservation online

Saracen’s Head Hotel (three star)
A small hotel situated just five miles from the airport. All of the hotel’s rooms have en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryer and trouser press. Airport transfers are available with 24 hours advance notice; charges are applicable in some cases.
Check in: 14.00. Check out: 11.00 More details and reservation online

Stansted Hilton (four star)
Located within the airport grounds, the Stansted Hilton is a modern three storey hotel. Hotel rooms offer en-suite bathroom, telephone, colour TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast is not included in the price of the room. Hotel facilities include a pool, gym, Jacuzzi and a sauna.
Check in: 15.00. Check out: 12.00 More details and reservation online

Angel and Harp (three star)
A converted 16th century building located in Great Dunmow. Hotel rooms are en-suite and include TV, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. Airport transfers and breakfast are included in the price of the room.
Check in: 14.00. Check out: 10.30 More details and reservation online

Information

London Stansted Airport (STN) offers a good infrastructure of staff dedicated to serving the needs of passengers, among which are security personnel, porters and conscientious information desk employees. The airport’s information desk can be found adjacent to the International Arrivals area and is available for service from 05:30 to 01:30, seven days a week. Some other useful departments in the airport are listed below.

Parking

London Stansted has ample parking facilities including short-term parking near to the terminal and long-term parking situated a little farther away. Disabled drivers are amply catered for, while a valet parking service is also available.

Short term: a facility for drivers wishing to park their vehicles for short periods is provided next to the terminal building. A period of 15 minutes free parking is permitted, after which charges are levied by the hour.

Long term: a facility for drivers wishing to leave their vehicles for 5 days or longer is situated away from the terminal building and is connected via a free shuttle bus. Spaces in the car park can be booked in advance by calling.

Drop off and valet: Stansted Airport’s valet parking facility is known as the Meet and Greet Valet Parking service and is available to all by pre-booking ahead of arrival at the airport. Staff awaiting your arrival at the terminal will take your car, park it safely and securely, and then return it to you when you arrive back at the airport. The valet parking booking line is.

Special needs: passengers with special needs wishing to park their vehicles at London Stansted Airport will find conveniently situated designated disabled parking spaces in both the short-term and long-term car parks. Driver need to be in possession of a relevant disabled persons’ badge to use these spaces. A porter service is also available for disabled drivers can be booked by calling

Shops & Eating

Restaurants and bars: London Stansted has a good selection of eating and drinking establishments both land and airside of the terminal, with categories such as snack outlets, restaurants and bars available. Ahead of security, there are popular names such as Costa and Pret a Mangér, while in the Departures area you’ll find Est Est Est, Frankie and Bennys and Millies Cookies.

Convenience items: a good selection of high street stores is available for last minute purchases or items to make your time at the airport more enjoyable. There are a handful of WH Smith outlets as well as other favourites such as HMV, Tie Rack, Dixons and Boots.

Duty free shopping: a total of three duty-free shops provided by World Duty Free are on hand beyond security. Products available include wines and spirits, tobacco, perfumes, watches, sunglasses and confectionery.

Shops:

Terminal 1

Before Security
Accessorize Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Books etc Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Boots Open – 24 hours Mon – Sun
Clarks Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Cotton Traders Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Hargreaves Sports Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Impulse Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Monsoon Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Tie Rack Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
WHSmith Open – 24 hours Mon – Sun (arrivals), 04:30 – 22:00 Mon – Sun (departures)
After Security
Accessorize Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Austin Reed Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Body Shop Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Books etc. Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Boots Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Case Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Chocolates Open – 05:00 – Last departing flight
Dixons Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
FCUK Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Goldsmiths Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
HMV Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Hackett Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Hamleys Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Kurt Geiger Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Nike Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Pen Shop Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Quiksilver Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Ted Baker Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
Tie Rack Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
WH Smith Open – times differ with respective outlets
Watch Station Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun
World Duty Free Open – times differ with respective outlets
World Shopping Open – 05:00 – Last departing flight
World of Whiskies Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon – Sun

Special Needs

London Stansted Airport conforms to EU standards with regards to facilities for passengers with special needs. On hand are designated parking spaces, mobility and boarding assistance, reserved seating areas, induction loops, disabled persons’ toilets and telephones as well as lifts and ramps.

London Stansted’s terminal conforms to international standards with regards to accommodating passengers in wheelchairs. Access to all public areas is available via lifts and ramps, while extra assistance in getting from gates to aircraft is also available. Specially designed toilets are clearly marked with disabled symbols, as are the parking spaces designated for disabled drivers. Passengers arriving without a wheelchair but requiring the use of one while in the airport can request one ahead of their arrival at the terminal.

For the hard of hearing, the airport’s induction loop system has points throughout the airport allowing the amplification of airport announcements. Special telephones are also on hand for those with hearing difficulties including both text phones and others fitted with induction couplers. Those versed in the use of sign language will also find a number of staff members who are competent in its usage.

For the visually impaired, signage is printed in black on yellow, while for those severely challenged, assistance is available by calling the airport ahead of arrival.

Stopover Guide

London is England’s capital city and it is a bustling, multicultural metropolis, offering an eclectic mix of fine architecture and historic sights along with modern conveniences and attractions. Famous landmarks, world-renowned art galleries, fine restaurants and diverse nightlife are just some of the many things that London has to offer.

Attractions:

• The Tower of London; this is the building where so many historical English figures met their demise.
• The Houses of Parliament is the seat of the British government and its buildings are rich with interesting histories.
• Buckingham Palace is the official London residence of the Queen and the Royal Family. Visitors can observe the daily changing of the guard ceremony.
• Westminster Abbey is a magnificent protestant church where important services such as royal weddings, funeral and so on take place.
• The London Eye allows you to see London from an entirely different perspective.
• Trafalgar Square has been the scene of important historical events and is now home to a number of grand statues.
• Madame Tussaud’s Waxwork Museum offers figure of some of the world’s most famous characters from the past and present, now immortalised in wax.
• The Tate Galleries display works by some of history’s greatest names as well as exhibitions by contemporary artists.
• Covent Garden is one of the city’s liveliest shopping areas and the scene of many street entertainers.

Eating and Shopping: eateries can be found throughout the centre of London and it’s probably unfair to say that there is a general restaurant zone. Areas worthy of mention however would include Covent Garden, where English, French, Italian, Asian and American restaurants can all be found, and Soho, which offers a high concentration of restaurants, while nearby Chinatown offers some fantastic Asian establishments.

For shopping, Covent Garden is again a good place to head, offering a variety of fashionable and niche retail establishments. Oxford street is home to the city’s greatest concentration of shops and it offers all the big high street names. The city’s famous markets such as those on Portabello road and at Camden are also well worth a visit.

Day trips and tours: travel just 30 miles west of London and you can visit Windsor Castle, a magnificent historic construction that serves as an out of city residence for the Royal Family. The castle is located on the Thames River and nearby is the equally historic Hampton Court Palace, which was once home to the infamous Henry XIII. Also within driving distance of the city is the seaside town of Brighton, situated 50 miles south; the town offers some of the best views of scenic Sussex. Other Sussex towns worthy of mention include Hastings and Battle, while Canterbury and Dover in Kent, to the east of London, are also notable and suitable for a daytrips.

Terminals

Within easy driving distance of the country’s capital city, London Stansted Airport (STN) handles over 14 million passengers per year from a single terminal at which more than 40 airlines are based. Flights are predominantly to EU destinations, with some domestic cities also served.

Terminal 1: The airport’s single terminal handles all arrivals and departures on the same level. Passengers will find ATMs situated both before and after security plus a variety of other amenities in the main concourse area. The compact nature of the terminal makes accessing its facilities easy and convenient.

Transport

London Stansted Airport is served by an excellent transport infrastructure which provides connections to central London, from where national connections can be made. A rail link, shuttles, regional buses and taxis are all available from the terminal.

Rail and metro: the Stansted Express rail service serves the airport, providing connections between the airport’s station, which is located beneath the terminal, and London Liverpool Street Station. At peak times of the day, trains run at 15 minute intervals and at 30 minute intervals at all other times. The average journey time from the airport to the city is 40 minutes.

Shuttles and buses: a number of shuttle and public bus services are available from the airport to the city, with hourly services to London Victoria Coach Station operated by Terravision shuttle. Other options include services by Arriva and Airbus to North London, while Jetlink services serve local towns. National Express coaches provide services to an extensive number of UK cities.

Taxi and limo: taxis can be booked from the Checkercars reservation desk in International Arrivals or via one of the free phones on hand, following which passengers can await collection outside the terminal building. Royal Silver Service, ChauffeurExec and Grosvenor Carriages provide limousines for those wanting to travel in style and can be booked ahead or on arrival.

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London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport Information (LTN)

Luton Airport is one of the UK’s busiest airports, serving more than seven million passengers to 60-plus domestic, European and world destinations. The airport is conveniently located just to the north of London and its recently refurbished single terminal building is mainly served by low-cost airlines.

London Luton Airport caters to business travellers as well as holidaymakers, with its extensive passenger facilities and services including a well-equipped executive lounge. The comprehensive facilities at Luton Airport allow passengers to move about the airport with ease and include several bureaux de change and cash machines as well as a number of quality shops and restaurants. In addition, a chapel has been installed and can be used for any faith, while left luggage, video arcades and baby care rooms are also available.

All transport options are available to London and surrounding towns from Luton Airport, where frequent and reliable trains, buses, coaches and taxis run from throughout the day. The Luton Flyer rail service is the quickest option for getting to London and it runs every 30 minutes, while many bus services, including National Express coaches, run regularly to London and beyond.

Address: 134 Percival Way Luton, Bedfordshire LU2 9NU, UK
Tel: +44 1582 405100

Website: www.london-luton.co.uk

Business, VIP & Wifi

Business facilities can be found at the Aviance Lounge at Luton Airport, which also provides paying passengers with a chance to relax in a peaceful environment away from the crowds. Wifi internet access is also available in the terminal and via public telephones.

Business centres: London Luton Airport does not have a business centre, yet business facilities are available at the Aviance Lounge in Departures. Nearby hotels can provide extensive business facilities.

Meeting rooms: conferencing facilities can be found at nearby hotels in Luton.

VIP: the Aviance Executive Lounge is located in Departures in between Boots and Claire’s Accessories, and it can be used by both domestic and international passengers; children under 14 years are not allowed entry. Business facilities in the Aviance Lounge include telephone and fax services, and free internet access, while television and music add to the lounge’s ambience. Hot and cold drinks as well as alcoholic beverages are also available. The Aviance Lounge is open daily from 05:45 to 22:30, with a levy charge for every two hours that you stay. You can make a reservation by calling.

Internet: Luton Airport has Wifi installed in public areas, providing those with configured laptop computers internet access. In addition, the internet can be accessed via public telephones spread throughout the terminal building.

Car Rental

London Luton Airport has excellent access with the UK motorway network, being situated only a few miles from the M1 motorway, and although there is very good pubic transportation from the airport to London and beyond, hiring a car gives you the chance to explore the region at your leisure.

Hundreds of thousands of passengers arriving at Luton Airport hire cars each year. Car rental outlets at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Alamo/National, which between them provide a massive fleet of vehicles. We recommend that you pre-book your rental car to make sure you secure the right car for your needs and that you get the best deal.

Children

Mothers & babies: baby-changing facilities can be found in all toilets at London Luton Airport, both in the main atrium on the ground floor and in Departures. The baby-changing rooms consist of special changing tables and nappy dispensers. In addition, all airport restaurants offer children’s menus and baby food is free of charge. Although there are no children’s stores with games available, World News has colouring books and crayons on offer. Mums can take advantage of the excellent selection of shops both sides of security, where boutiques and travel accessory shops are plentiful.

Children: the children’s video arcades at London Luton Airport are known as GamesGrids and are located on both the landside and the airside of the terminal building. One is located in the Check-in area, another near the customer service desk in Departures and the other on the upper floor of Departures.

Destinations

The following destinations are currently serviced by schedule or charter flights on a regular or seasonal basis.

Aberdeen Freetown Nantes
Acapulco Friedrichshafen Newark
Agadir Fuerteventura Newcastle
Algiers Funchal Newquay
Alicante Geneva Nice
Almeria Genoa Oporto
Amsterdam Gibraltar Oran
Antalya Glasgow Orlando
Antigua Goa Palermo
Arrecife Goteborg Palma
Asturias Grenada Paphos
Aswan Grenoble Paris (CDG)
Athens Guernsey Philadelphia
Atlanta Guryev Phuket
Avila Hanover Pisa
Bahrain Harare Pittsburgh
Baku Hassi Messaoud Plovdiv
Bali Havana Plymouth
Bangkok Holguin Porlamar
Banjul Houston Pristina
Barcelona Hurghada Puerto Plata
Belfast Innsbruck Puerto Vallarta
Belgrade Inverness Pula
Bergamo Istanbul Raleigh
Bergen Jersey Rome
Billund Kefallinia Rotterdam
Bogota Kiev Rovaniemi
Bologna Kiev (Borispol) Salonika
Bordeaux Kingston Salzburg
Bremen Kittila Sanford
Bridgetown Krakow Santa Cruz
Bristol La Romana Seville
Brussels Larnaca Seychelles
Budapest Las Palmas Sharm el Sheikh
Calgary Las Vegas Skiathos
Calvi Leeds Sofia
Cancun Libreville Split
Caracas Lisbon St Kitts
Catania Lisbon St Louis
Chambery Ljubljana St Lucia
Charlotte Luxembourg St Petersburg
Cincinnati Luxor Stavanger
Clermont Lyon Strasbourg
Cleveland Madrid Taba
Copenhagen Malaga Tallin
Dagali Male Maldives Tampa
Dallas Malta Tel Aviv
Detroit Manchester Tenerife
Djerba Marrakesh Tobago
Djibouti Marseilles Toronto
Dubai Miami Toulouse
Dublin Minneapolis Tunis
Dubrovnik Minsk Turin
Dusseldorf Mombasa Valencia
Edinburgh Monastir Varadero
Fagernes Montego Bay Venice
Faro Montpellier Verona
Florence Montreal Vienna
Fort Lauderdale Munich Vilnius
Frankfurt Murcia Zurich

Directions

London Luton Airport is well located just off the main M1 motorway to the north of London, with good access via Airport Way and Junction 10 of the motorway. The airport is also within easy reach of the M25 ring road.

From the north: take the M1 motorway south on a heading for London and exit onto the M1 (northeast) at Junction 10. The M1 merges with Airport way (A1081) before becoming the A505, which leads to Luton Airport.

From the south: whether you are coming from the west, the east or the south of London from a southerly direction, take the M25 ring road and join with the M1 north. Continue north along the M1 motorway and exit at Junction 10 (northeast) onto the M1. From here you can join with Airport way, which leads directly to London Luton Airport. If coming are coming from within Central London, the North Circular Road joins with the M1 at its origin to the northwest of the city centre.

From the east: take the M25 ring road west and exit onto the M1 (north) at Junction 21. Continue north along the M1 for approximately 12 miles before exiting at Junction 10 on a heading for Luton Airport via the M1 and Airport way.

From the west: the M4 and M40 motorways approach London from the west of England and join with the M25 ring road. Head north and northeast (clockwise) on the M25 and exit at Junction 21 onto the M1 (north). Drive north until you reach Junction 10 for Luton Airport.

Facilities

Luton Airport offers a wide range of facilities and services including cash machines and money changers, a large selection of popular shops and eateries, including a food court, and excellent disabled facilities and access. London Luton Airport also comes with many other useful facilities such as a chapel, left luggage, smoking area and children’s games rooms.

Money: there are three currency exchange facilities on the ground floor, two of which are situated next to the World News outlet in the Check-in area. There is another international currency exchange booth nearby. Ground floor cash machines (ATMs) are located next to the post box on the right as you enter the terminal building at Luton Airport. In Departures, there are Travelex money changers situated near Customer Services and opposite the Accessorize outlet, while ATM machines are placed near the GamesGrid video arcade.

Services: a 24-hour left luggage facility is located on the ground floor next to Outsize Baggage, near the check-in desks, while a post box can be found on the right as you enter the terminal. Services in Departures include three GamesGrids for children, a post box near the Travel Shopping outlet and a chapel.

Smoking: recent UK legislation deems smoking in enclosed public areas an offence and there is a no smoking policy at London Luton Airport. However, a smoking area has been designated near to the Bewleys café on the ground floor.

Hotels

London Luton Airport serves domestic flights and numerous Mediterranean holiday destinations, and it has an excellent location just to the north of London on the M1 motorway. The hotel rates in Luton are cheaper than in London, making staying in the area a better prospect for some than paying high hotel rates within the capital. Some of our recommended hotels include:

Regent Lodge (three star)
Located only a few miles from Luton Airport, Regent Lodge hotel is a favourite in the Luton area and offers courtesy transfers to and from the airport. Room rates include 15 days free parking, while a café/bar provides sustenance. Room facilities include:
a TV, radio, iron, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 15:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Ibis Luton Airport (two star)
The Ibis Luton Airport hotel is only a two-star hotel, but it is located within the airport grounds, where airport transfers and car parking are provided free of charge. A restaurant and a bar are available, while rooms feature satellite TV, telephone, radio and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 12:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Hesperia London Victoria (four star)
Within London itself and conveniently located opposite Victoria Station is the four-star Hesperia London Victoria, a first-class hotel with a bar, restaurant and extensive leisure facilities including an indoor pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, solarium and beauty salon. Rooms at the hotel feature: air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, radio, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Mayflower Hotel (three star)
Located in one of the most affluent areas of London, the Mayflower is close to Knightsbridge, Chelsea and Earls Court and comes with business facilities including telephone, fax, photocopying and secretarial services. Room facilities include: satellite TV, telephone, fax/modem point, radio, safe, ironing facility, trouser press, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 11:00 More details and reservation online

Information

The quality of London Luton Airport’s personnel is second to none, where well-briefed information, porter and security staff are courteous, helpful and efficient. The information desk is located in the main atrium and staff can provide information on the airport, flights, transportation and London tourism. There is also a customer service desk and several information points dotted around the terminal building.

Parking

Short-term, mid-term and long-term car parks are available at London Luton Airport, with designated spaces for passengers with special needs in each facility. The mid-term and long-term car parks can be booked online. Payment methods include paying by cash at one if the pay stations in Arrivals or paying direct by credit card at the barrier upon exit.

Short term: the short-term car park is located close to the terminal building and is best used for drop offs and pick ups. The first 10 minutes of parking are free and the maximum stay is six hours; you will be charged a daily rate after this time. Motorcyclists can also park their bikes here for free.

Mid term: green signs lead patrons to the mid-term car park, which is situated farther out than the short-term car park and is good for stays of up to five days. The mid-term car park is served by courtesy shuttle buses and can be booked online or by calling. Discounts are available to those who pre-book.

Long term: the long-term car park is ideal for those who plan on leaving their vehicles for more than a week and it has the best rates, pro-rata, of all of the car parks at London Luton Airport. Rates are more favourable per day the longer you leave your vehicle and you can pre-book a space here by calling. Bookings can also be made online. The long-term car park can be reached by following the pink signs and courtesy shuttles run from the facility to the terminal and back throughout the day.

Special needs: disabled drivers will be pleased to learn that there are reserved disabled parking spaces at all car parks at London Luton Airport, with courtesy, wheelchair-accessible buses regularly running to and from the mid-term and the long-term car parks. In addition, special assistance intercoms have also been installed at the mid-term and long-term car parks for added convenience. However, it is always best to call your airline ahead of your arrival if you require assistance from the car park to the terminal to avoid any unnecessary delays.

Shops & Eating

Restaurants & bars: the choice of eateries at Luton Airport is outstanding throughout the terminal building. Before security, there is a coffee shop, the Altitude Café, Bar Des Voyageurs and Burger King, while Departures has the Deli Sandwich Bar, a food court, Shakespeare Pub and other fast food cafés and pizza joints. There is also a café on the upper floor of Departures.

Convenience items: London Luton Airport boasted good shopping options before its extensive refit, but now it has an even better range to choose from. The main bulk of the shops are in the Departures area of Luton Airport, although the main concourse on the ground floor also has its fair share of shops. You will find popular UK high street stores such as WH Smith, World News and Dixons as well as quality boutiques, travel stores and accessories shops.

Duty free shopping: the Travel Galleria carries a large selection of duty-free items and is located in Departures. Among the items available are: perfumes, clothing, music and a liquor and tobacco section. Tax-free prices are only available to those travelling outside the European Union.

Shops:

Main terminal

Check In/Main Concourse
Tie Rack Open – 05:00 – 21:00
World News Open – 24 hours
Sock Shop Open – 05:00 – 21:00
Whistlestop Open – 07:00 – 23:00
Impulse Open – 04:00 – 22:00
Departure Lounge
Body Shop Open – 06:00 – 22:00
Books etc Open – 05:00 – 22:00
World News Open – 24 hours
Dixons Open – 05:00 – 22:00
Cotton Traders Open – 05:00 – 22:00
Gifts4all Open – 05:00 – 22:00
Sunglasses Hut Open – 05:00 – 22:00
Tie Rack Open – 05:00 – 21:00
Nuance Travel Shopping Open – 04:00 – last flight
Claire’s Accessories Open – 05:00 – 22:00
Accessorize Open – 05:00 – 22:00
Boots Open – 05:00 – 21:00

Special Needs

London Luton Airport conforms to European standards for the provision of disabled people in airports and the airport has gone to lengths to ensure that wheelchair-bound, hard of hearing, blind and partially-sighted passengers are well catered for. Modern facilities have been installed throughout the airport, although passengers requiring assistance should call their airline ahead of time.

Facilities for the disabled at Luton Airport include: designated disabled persons’ door access to the terminal; adapted and easily accessible toilets; wheelchairs available on request; specially adapted public telephones and special assistance phones; courtesy porter assistance and designated disabled parking spaces in all car parks.

Good facilities and services are also in place for the hard of hearing, with adapted telephones, complete with inductive couplers and touch text facilities, while there are induction loops at the customer service desk, check-in desks and various information points throughout the terminal building. The customer service counter may also be able to assist blind or partially sighted passengers.

Stopover Guide

Many passengers visiting London from European countries fly to Luton Airport, often taking advantage of the cheap air fares offered by the many budget carriers that serve the airport. The entire area is loaded with world-class attractions including the massive allure that the capital itself presents. London is home to unforgettable sights such as Big Ben, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, while the shopping, food and nightlife options are the envy of the world.

Attractions:

• Buckingham Palace is one of the UK’s most famous landmarks and is the official home of the country’s most important resident, Queen Elizabeth II. The palace is loaded with amazing art collections and the gardens offer quiet respite from the madding streets of the city.
• Hyde Park is London’s best known public park, with swimming and boating on the Serpentine, the often noisy Speaker’s Corner and the plethora of colourful displays and events that are held here throughout the year.
• The Natural History Museum is one of London’s must-see attractions; a huge and impressive structure situated in the affluent Kensington neighbourhood, the museum offers quality interactive exhibits and millions of interesting artefacts.
• The Tower of London was once the main bastion of London and to this day it is still the protector of the Crown Jewels.
• Lying in close proximity to one another, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square are superb hangouts that are ideal for people watching.

Eating and Shopping: Oxford street is the undisputed main shopping thoroughfare of London and the country, with a huge assortment of tourist shops and boutiques as well as mega-music shops, department stores and book emporiums. Camden Market offers a more bohemian experience, while those with money to burn might like to try head to the affluent Mayfair area, New Bond street and Knightsbridge, where Harrods and Harvey Nichols reside. Other shopping haunts include Carnaby street, for fashion and souvenirs, and Tottenham Court road and Charing Cross for electronics.

The West End offers the biggest choice in dining and entertainment, with a myriad of theatres and fine restaurants, while Covent Garden offers a more laid-back entertainment experience and boasts some quality themed pubs, bars and clubs. Soho and Mayfair are also popular areas, the former being known for its bars and music stores, while the latter has a string of upper crust restaurants.

Day trips & tours: there are many fine daytrip destinations situated near to Luton that are worth visiting. The charming county town of Aylesbury, to the west of Luton, boasts some outstanding architecture and many stately homes, while farther west of Luton is Oxford, home to the UK’s oldest university. The university town has fine medieval architecture and dazzling colleges abound, of which Magdalen College is the most famous.

South of Luton is the Roman town of St Albans, with its huge array of Roman remains including a bath house, an open-air theatre, beautiful gardens and the intricate mosaics at the Verulamium Museum. North of Luton is Milton Keynes, a popular tourist haunt, best known for its excellent shopping facilities at the huge Central Milton Keynes Shopping Centre, Europe’s longest under-cover shopping area.

Terminals

London Luton Airport is conveniently located near to London and is the budget airline capital of the UK, served as it is mostly by low-cost airlines; it is the headquarters of easyJet. The airport handles a whopping seven million passengers through one, efficient terminal that is loaded with all modern facilities and services.

Terminal: Luton Airport’s single terminal is extremely efficient and handles all domestic and international traffic. There are dozens of check-in desks on the ground floor near the terminal entrance, while Arrivals and Departures can be accessed through a walkway from the main terminal building.

Transport

Getting to and from London Luton Airport is straightforward owing to the many public transport options available to passengers. The Luton Flyer rail service goes from nearby Luton Airport Parkway Station to London, from where you can connect with the London Underground and the national rail network, while buses and coaches run from the airport to the capital and beyond. In addition, taxis and limousines provide fast transfers to London.

Rail & metro: the Luton Flyer service departs Luton Airport Parkway Station every 30 minutes for the 60-minute journey to London’s Kings Cross Station. Luton Airport Parkway Station can be accessed via efficient shuttle buses that link the airport with the station throughout the day, from where trains also run to the north of England, Brighton and nearby Milton Keynes.

Shuttles & buses: the Greenline 757 coach service has a counter situated in Arrivals and runs to London and back throughout the day from bays 10 and 12. In addition, Easybus and Terravision Bus have services to London’s Baker Street Station and Arriva bus services 31 and 321 run to destinations in the local area. If you need to get to London Heathrow International Airport or another part of the country and are on a budget, National Express run coach services both day and night.

Taxi & limo: Alpha Taxis and Luton Taxis are the main providers of taxis from London Luton Airport to London city centre and beyond, and vehicles can be pre-booked. For limousine services, Ambassador Services, Black Cab London and Blueback offer comfortable but expensive services.

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Airport Information
London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport Information (LHR)

London Heathrow Airport is the world’s busiest airport in terms of international passenger throughput, with around 68 million people passing through the facility every year. This mammoth airport has four busy terminals, with a fifth terminal due to be complete in 2008, and it serves 90 world airlines and almost 200 destinations throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Passenger facilities and services are extensive.

Heathrow Airport comes with excellent business and conferencing facilities, with a dedicated business centre that houses 20 meeting rooms and a full range of office equipment. In addition, there are credit card operated fax machines throughout the airport as well as wireless internet, internet terminals and internet cafés. Banks, bureaux de change, cash machines (ATMs), left luggage services and postal facilities can be found in every terminal, while the shopping and eating options are on a par with that of a medium-sized city. The duty-free shopping options are some of the best in the world for size and range.

You can get to central London from London Heathrow Airport by train, the London Underground, bus and taxi, with the Heathrow Express service to Paddington Station offering the fastest option. The London Underground Piccadilly line has stations at terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4, but services to London are much slower, albeit cheaper, than the Heathrow Express, while Airbus provides bus transport to central London throughout the day. In addition, the Hotel Hoppa runs to hotels in the area and London black cabs and limousines serve all four terminals.

Address: 3 Manor Court, Exeter, EX1 9YT, UK
Tel: +44 844 335 1801

Website: www.heathrow.com

Business, VIP & Wifi

Business facilities at London Heathrow Airport are extensive and can be found in all VIP lounges in each of the four terminals Departure lounges as well as at the airport’s Business Centre, where conference facilities are available. In addition, internet access is available throughout the airport at several internet cafés and computer terminals, together with Wifi hotpots in convenient locations.

Business centres: the Business Centre at London Heathrow Airport is located in the Queen’s Building and comes with 20 meeting rooms including a 60-seat conference suite. Business support facilities and office equipment includes: computer workstations, fax machines, photocopiers, audiovisual equipment, video conferencing equipment, showers and refreshments. Reservations can be made by calling.

Meeting rooms: there are a total of 20 meeting rooms at the Queen’s Building Business Centre at London Heathrow Airport, all of which have air conditioning and are fully sound proof. The Stuttgart Suite can seat 60 delegates and is the top conference hall at the airport, with a fully automated display wall. Meeting rooms at Heathrow Airport can be booked by calling the Business Centre .

VIP: terminals 1, 2 and 3 each have an executive lounge that is run by Servisair. Each lounge has business support facilities, with telephones, fax machines and computer internet access, while complimentary snacks and beverages and a selection of newspapers are also available. Terminal 4 has the three-floor Holideck Lounge, where an internet and business zone provides a work area for businesspeople. Kid’s games zones and other family facilities are also available.

Internet: internet cafés and computer terminals have been located throughout London Heathrow Airport, so that passengers can send and receive email. In addition, high-speed wireless internet, provided by T-Mobile, BT Openzone and The Cloud Networks, offers passengers with laptops and hand held computers the chance to surf the internet on the move. Internet hotspots are available in Arrivals and Departures areas as well as piers and satellites.

Car Rental

Hiring a car from London Heathrow Airport gives you the opportunity to explore the region fully and eliminates you having to rely on the often overloaded and expensive London public transport services. There is direct access with the M4 motorway from the airport and the M25 motorway is also situated nearby.

Six major car hire companies are represented at Heathrow Airport including: Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National, and return facilities are situated nearby and connected to the terminals by shuttle bus. Chauffeur-driven hire cars are also available from each terminal. We recommend that you book a rental car ahead of time to make sure you get the car you want.

Children

Mothers and babies: baby-changing facilities can be found in all Arrivals and Departures areas of every terminal, where specially equipped rooms have fold-down tables for changing and feeding. However, baby-changing facilities are not available in every toilet, but just those marked with a baby care symbol or a ‘bottle’ sign. There are also a number of unsupervised play areas at London Heathrow Airport, where mothers can leave their babies with dad while they enjoy the extensive shopping opportunities on offer.

Children: there are many facilities available for children at Heathrow Airport including several play areas, video arcade rooms and the Heathrow Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre retells the history of Heathrow Airport through interesting interactive exhibitions and it also comes with a flight simulator game. Soft play areas are also located throughout the airport for children aged between two and six years old, while interactive toys and games can be found on the Main Deck and in the KLM Holideck lounge in Terminal 4, which is a purpose-built lounge with views of the runway.

Destinations

The following destinations are currently serviced by schedule or charter flights on a regular or seasonal basis.

Aberdeen Düsseldorf Nassau
Abu Dhabi Edinburgh New York (JFK)
Abuja Eindhoven New York ( Newark)
Accra Ekaterinburg Newcastle
Addis Ababa Entebbe Nice
Ahmedabad Faro Osaka (Kansai)
Aleppo Frankfurt Oslo (Gardermoen)
Alexandria Freetown Ottawa
Algiers Funchal Palma
Alicante Geneva Paris (CDG)
Almaty Gibraltar Perth
Amman Glasgow Philadelphia
Amsterdam Gothenburg Phoenix
Ankara Grand Cayman Pisa
Antalya Halifax Port Of Spain
Antigua Hamburg Portland
Aqaba Hanover Porto
Ashkhabad Harare Prague
Athens Helsinki Providenciales
Auckland Hong Kong (Chep Lap Kok) Reykjavik
Bahrain Houston Rio De Janeiro (Galeao)
Baku Inverness Riyadh
Baltimore Islamabad Rome (Fiumicino)
Bandar Seri Begawan Istanbul Rotterdam
Bangalore Izmir Saint Johns
Bangkok Jeddah San Diego
Barbados Johannesburg San Francisco
Barcelona Karachi Sanaa
Basel Khartoum Santiago De Compostela
Beijing Kiev (Borispol) Sao Paulo
Beirut Kingston Seattle ( Tacoma)
Belfast City Kolkata Seoul
Belgrade Kuala Lumpur (Sepang) Seville
Benghazi Kuwait Seychelles
Berlin (Tegel) Lagos Shanghai (Pu Dong)
Bilbao Lahore Shannon
Bishkek ( Frunze) Larnaca Singapore
Bordeaux Las Vegas Sofia
Boston Leeds Bradford Split
Brussels Lisbon St Petersburg
Bucharest (Otopeni) Los Angeles International Stavanger
Budapest Luanda Stockholm (Arlanda)
Buenos Aires Luxembourg Stuttgart
Cairo Luxor Sydney
Calgary Lyon Taipei
Cape Town Madrid Tangiers (Ibn Batuta)
Casablanca Malaga Tashkent
Chennai Malta Tbilisi
Chicago (O’Hare) Manchester Tehran
Cologne ( Bonn) Marrakech Tel Aviv
Colombo Marseille Tivat
Copenhagen Mauritius Tokyo (Narita)
Cork Melbourne Toronto
Dacca Mexico City Tripoli
Dallas Fort Worth Miami International Tunis
Damascus Milan (Linate) Valencia
Dar-Es-Salaam Milan (Malpensa) Vancouver
Delhi Montego Bay Venice
Denver (International) Montreal Vienna
Detroit Moscow (Sheremetyevo) Vienna
Dhaka Mumbai Warsaw
Doha Munich Washington (Dulles)
Dubai Muscat Yeveran
Dublin Nairobi Zagreb
Durham Tees Valley Naples Zurich

Directions

London Heathrow Airport is located about 15 miles west of London, near the M4 motorway and the M25 ring road. The terminal exits are well signposted from the M4, with terminals 1, 2 and 3 accessible from Junction 4 and Terminal 4 accessible from Junction 3.

From the north: take the M1 motorway south and then the M25 ring road west and south on a heading for Guildford. Exit the M25 onto the M4 east at Junction 15 and then exit the M4 at Junction 4 for terminals 1, 2 and 3, or exit at Junction 3 for Terminal 4.

From the south: take the M25 north in a clockwise direction and exit onto the M4 east at Junction 15. Heathrow Airport is just a few miles from junctions 4 and 3, and is well signposted.

From the east: from central London, the M4 provides access to London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 4 via Junction 3, while Junction 4 provides access to terminals 1, 2 and 3. In addition, the A4 runs directly to terminals 1, 2 and 3 from central London and the A4 and the A30 (southwest) run to Terminal 4.

From the west: the M4 and M40 motorways approach from the west of England and join the M25 ring road. If you are travelling on the M4, continue east towards central London and take junctions 3 or 4 for the airport. The M40 meets with the M25 ring road at one junction north of the M4. Continue south along the M25 and take Junction 15 onto the M4 east for the airport.

Facilities

Passengers facilities at London Heathrow Airport include bureaux de change and cash machines throughout all four terminals, along with public telephones, wall-mounted pay fax machines, Wifi internet access, left luggage and lost property offices, a chapel, health centre and postal services. Heathrow Airport also has many pharmacies and comes with an excellent supply of cafés, restaurants, snack bars, coffee shops, bars, lounges and an array of shops.

Money: passengers will find bureaux de change booths before and after security in each of the four terminals at London Heathrow Airport as well as conveniently located cash machines. Travelex currency exchange booths generally open from 05:30 to 22:00, while ICE exchange booths usually open slightly later, closing about 21:00.

Services: there is a left luggage facility and postal services in the Arrivals and Departures areas of all four terminals at London Heathrow Airport, apart from the Departures area of Terminal 3, which does not have a left luggage facility. Left luggage offices generally open from 06:00 to 23:00 and there is also a central lost property office on-site.

Smoking: in enclosed public areas in the UK is now against the law, although Heathrow Airport has set aside special rooms for smoking. Smoking rooms can be found in the following areas of London Heathrow Airport: the Departures area of Terminal 1, near the WH Smith outlet; near the Costa Coffee outlets in the Arrivals and Departures areas of Terminal 2; three smoking areas in Terminal 3 Departures and one in Arrivals; and near WH Smith in Terminal 4 Arrivals as well as designated points in the airport’s VIP lounges.

Hotels

London Heathrow Airport is surrounded by quality hotels and it has a good location about 15 miles west of London, with direct access to the M4 motorway. People fly in from all over the world looking for a place to stay, and although London is an expensive city, there are some good deals at places near the airport. Some of our recommended hotels include:

Thistle Lodge (three star)
Located only two miles from the airport, the Thistle Hotel is a large, quality hotel establishment with good, nearby leisure facilities, on-site parking and courtesy airport transfers. The Health and Fitness Centre next door is free of charge to guests and it has a swimming pool, whirl pool, sauna and gym, while the hotel comes with a restaurant and a bar. Room facilities include: TV, telephone, radio, trouser press, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms also come with air conditioning.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Novotel London Heathrow (three star)
The Novotel is even closer to Heathrow Airport and is a modern, three-star hotel, also offering free, on-site parking for up to 15 days. There is a swimming pool, gym and a restaurant and bar on-site as well as a play area for children. Rooms have a TV, in-house movies, telephone, modem point, play station, mini bar, radio, trouser press, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 12:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

The Sheraton Heathrow (four star)
The Sheraton Heathrow is a quality four-star hotel situated to the northwest of the airport grounds on Bath road (A4) and it offers over 400 well-appointed rooms, secure on-site parking, a gym and two quality eateries. All rooms are air conditioned and come with: TV, in-house movies, telephone, modem point, voicemail, radio, minibar, hairdryer, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Hotel Ibis Heathrow (three star)
The Hotel Ibis Heathrow is located on the A4 Bath road, very near to London Heathrow Airport. It offers good value for money, although parking is at the nearby Parking Express car park. The hotel comes with a restaurant and a bar as well as disabled persons’ facilities, but there is no room service. All rooms are air conditioned with en-suite and include: satellite TV, telephone, radio and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 11:00 More details and reservation online

Information

There is an information desk at each terminal at London Heathrow Airport, where staff can provide information on airport facilities and flights. In addition, there are also help desks dotted around the terminals, which come with helpful terminal maps and courtesy telephones, while transport information desks are available in terminals 1 and 3, and outside of Terminal 4. Heathrow Airport also had a large complement of security, police, medical and porter assistance staff to provide extra security and help.

Parking

London Heathrow Airport has several car parks, with a short-term parking lot present at each terminal. There are also long-term and business car parks as well as valet parking, disabled parking and free motorcycle parking. A courtesy shuttle service runs between the terminals and the long-term and business car parks, and bookings can be made online or by calling: +44 870 733 0778.

Short term: there is a short-term car park situated outside each terminal, where there is a maximum stay of up to five hours. The short-term car parks are best used for dropping off and picking up passengers, and they don’t need to be pre-booked. Business parking is also available at each terminal, with the business car parks being located slightly farther out than the short-term car parks. Frequent shuttle buses run between the terminals and the business car parks.

Long term: there are several long-term car parks at London Heathrow Airport, where security is excellent and free shuttle buses run to the various terminals every 10 minutes. You can book your long-term parking space on the day, at the airport, although it is advisable to book ahead of time, especially during busy holiday periods. Spaces can be booked online or by calling: +44 870 733 0778.

Valet Parking: meet and greet parking (valet parking) is available from any of the four terminals at London Heathrow Airport, where drivers are met at a pre-arranged time at the Departures drop-off point and their car is then parked by a chauffeur. Cars are parked in a secure compound and drivers are met with their car on their return to the airport. You can book valet parking on the day, although we recommend that you book beforehand to avoid disappointment (+44 870 733 0778).

Special needs: disabled drivers are well taken care of at Heathrow Airport, with car parks that have designated spaces reserved for those with special needs. Free courtesy shuttles are wheelchair friendly and you can arrange to be met by a uniformed porter for assistance from the car park to the airport.

Shops & Eating

Restaurants and bars: there are literally hundreds of places where you can enjoy food and drink at London Heathrow Airport, with cafés, snack bars, coffee shops, fast-food joints, bistros, food courts, food villages, self-service restaurants, full-service restaurants and many bars and traditionally pubs on offer. Drinking and dining establishments are well distributed throughout the four terminals, with a good supply of eateries and watering holes in both the Arrivals and Departures areas of each terminal.

Convenience items: there is a great selection of shops at London Heathrow Airport in every terminal, on each floor, before and after security. There are shops in every category including bookshops, newsagents, pharmacies, convenience stores, clothing shops and boutiques as well as sunglasses, perfume, jewellery, electrical, shoe and confectionery outlets. You can even get pick up prescriptions at the Terminal 1 chemist.

Duty free shopping: Heathrow Airport is particularly revered for its duty-free offerings, with a huge number of stores spread throughout the Departures area of all four terminals. In fact, Heathrow Airport offers the best choice of duty-free in Europe, with everything on offer from high street stores, designer clothing, chocolates and sunglasses to a huge range of perfumes, tobaccos and alcohol. Note that you must have a boarding pass for travel outside of the European Union to take advantage of tax-free prices.

Shops:

Terminal 1

Before Security
WH Smith Open – 06:00 – last flight
Boots Open – 06:30 – 21:00
Accessorize Open – 06:00 – 21:00
The Body Shop Open – 06:00 – 21:00
Austin Reed Open – 06:00 – 21:00
Tie Rack Open – 06:00 – 21:00
Rolling Luggage Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Sock Shop Open – 06:00 – 21:00
Virgin Open – 06:30 – 21:00
After Security
WH Smith Open – 05:30 – last flight
Glorious Britain Open – 06:00 – 21.30
Times 2 Watches Open – 06:00 – 21:00
Sunglass Hut Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Berry Bros. and Rudd Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Boots Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Caviar House Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Chocolate Box Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Cigar House Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Clarks Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Dixons Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Gassan Jewelers Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Harrods Open – 06:00 – last flight
HMV Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Hugo Boss Open – 06:00 – 22:00
The Wine Collection Open – 06:30 – 21:30

Terminal 2

Before Security
WH Smith Open – 06:00 – 22:00
Boots Open – 06:00 – 21:00
Art Of Silk Open – 07:00 – 21:00
Sunglass Hut Open – 06.00 – 21:00
Accessorize Open – 06.00 – 21:30
Ladbrokes Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Sock Shop Open – 09.30 – 20:30
The Body Shop Open – 06:30 – 21:00
Whistlestop Open – 06:30 – 21:00
After Security
Art Of Silk Open – 06:00 – 22.30
Berry Bros. and Rudd Open – 6:00 – 22:00
Boots Open – last flight
Burberry Open – 6:00 – 21:00
Coccinelle Open – 05:30 – 22:00
Gifts 4 All Open – 06:00 – 21:00
Glorious Britain Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Harrods Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Perfume Gallery Open – 05:30 – 21:30
Sunglass Hut Open – 06:00 – 21.30
The Chocolate Company Open – 06:00 – 23:00
Timberland Open – 05:30 – 22:00
Virgin Open – 06:30 – 21:30
WH Smith Open – 06:00 – 21:30
World Duty Free Open – 06:00 – 21:00
World of Whiskies Open – 06:00 – last flight

Terminal 3

Before Security
World News Open – 06:00 – 22:45
Boots Open – 06:00 – 21:00
The Body Shop Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Accessorize Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Glorious Britain Open – 06:00 – 21:00
Whistlestop Open – 06:00 – 22:00
Hargreaves Sports Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Sock Shop Open – 06:00 – 21:30
La Senza Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Tie Rack Open – 06:00 – 22:00
Lush Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Rolling Luggage Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Our Price Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Thorntons Open – 07:30 – 21:30
Past Times Open – 07:00 – 21:30
The Link Open – 07:00 – 21:30
Whittard Open – 06:30 – 21:30
After Security
Books etc Open – 06:00 – 22:30
World News Open – 06:00 – 23:15
Boots Open – 06:00 – 22:00
Waterford Open – 06:30 – 22:00
Dixons Open – 06:00 – 22:00
Art of Silk Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Bally Open – 07:00 – 21:30
David Clulow Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Cartier Open – 06:00 – 23:00
Caviar House Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Fcuk Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Chanel Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Harrods Open – 06:00 – 23:00
Holland and Holland Open – 06:00 – 23:00
Versace Open – 07:00 – 22:00
Hugo Boss Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Zegna Menswear Open – 05:30 – 22:30
Wedgwood Open – 05:30 – 22:30
Escada Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Folli Follie Open – 06:30 – 22:00
Kury Geiger Open – 06:30 – 22:00
Gucci Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Chocolate Box Open – 06:30 – 22:00
Glorious Britain Open – 06:00 – 22:00
Liberty Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Sunglass Hut Open – 06:45 – 21:45
MAC Open – 07:00 – 21:30
Mappin and Webb Open – 06:30 – 22:15
Nike Open – 06:30 – 22:15
Pringle Open – 06:00 – 22:00
Taste of Britain Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Paul Smith Open – 06:30 – 22:00
Rigbypeller Open – 06:30 – 22:00
Thomas Pink Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Salvatore Ferragamo Open – 06:00 – 22:00
Virgin Open – 06:00 – 23:00

Terminal 4

Before Security
WH Smith Open – 04.30 – 22:30
Boots Open – 06:00 – 21:30
The Body Shop Open – 07:00 – 21:30
Tie Rack Open – 06.30 – 21:30
Sunglass Hut Open – last flight
After Security
Books etc Open – 06:00 – 21.30
WH Smith Open – 04:30 – 22:30
World Duty Free Open – last flight
Accessorize Open – 06:00 – 22:00
The British Museum Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Boots Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Berry Bros and Rudd Open – 06:00 – 22:00
Glorious Britain Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Cigar House Open – 06:00 – 21:45
Rolling Luggage Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Church and Co Open – 06:30 – 21:15
Dixons Open – 06:00 – 22:00
World of Whiskies Open – 06:00 – 21:00
Austin Reed Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Bally Open – 07:00 – 21:30
Beauty Studio Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Chanel Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Best of The Best Open – 06:30 – last flight
Mappin and Webb Open – 07:00 – 21:30
Harrods Open – 06.30 – 23:00
Smythson Open – 06:00 – 21:30
HMV Open – 06.00 – 21:30
Caviar House Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Hackett Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Dunhill Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Tie Rack Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Links Open – 06.30 – 21:30
Escada Open – 06:30 – 22:00
Gassan Open – 06:30 – 22:00
Hamleys Open – 07.00 – 22:00
Liberty Open – 06.30 – 21:30
Mulberry Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Nike Open – 06:30 – 22:30
Penshop Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Bvlgari Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Burberry Open – 06:00 – 21:30
Sunglass Hut Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Ted Baker Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Watch Station Open – 06:30 – 21:30
Thomas Pink Open – 06:30 – 22:00
Chocolate Box Open – 06:30 – 21:30

Special Needs

There are excellent facilities in place for disabled travellers at London Heathrow Airport and the airport conforms to European standards with regards to providing for disabled people at airports. If you think you will need assistance with getting around the airport and boarding your flight, call the airport ahead of time, so that a porter can be assigned to you, minimising delays. For information on special facilities for the disabled at Heathrow Airport call: +44 870 000 0123.

Facilities for disabled travellers at London Heathrow Airport include: ramps and wide aisles where necessary; disabled persons’ toilets and specially adjusted telephones throughout the terminals; designated seating for disabled people at all Check-in areas; reserved disabled parking spaces and a special assistance agency. Travel-Care, an independent agency set up to help those with special needs at Heathrow Airport, is located in the Queens Building, situated between terminals 1 and 2. The agency is open on weekdays and can be contacted on: +44 208 745 7495.

Passengers with hearing and sight impairments are also well looked after at London Heathrow Airport. Induction loops have been installed at useful locations throughout the airport and are marked with ‘sympathetic ear’ signs, while public pay phones come equipped with hearing-aid adapters; text pay phones are also available. Terminal signage has also been given attention and signs have been painted with contrasting black on yellow for easy visibility.

Stopover Guide

London Heathrow Airport is the gateway to London and the United Kingdom, handling a massive 67 million passengers per year through its four terminals. London is one of the world’s most heavily visited cities and it has many world-famous attractions such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and The British Museum. Shopping and nightlife options are also fantastic.

Attractions:

• Madame Tussauds is one of London’s most visited attractions and it is full of wax models of the stars and villains of today and yesteryear as well as many interactive exhibits.
• Tower of London is the home of the Crown Jewels and is an ancient and mammoth fortification on the River Thames, visible from the equally impressive Tower Bridge.
• First opened to the paying public in the 1990s, Buckingham Palace is also a major London landmark and is opulent beyond words; the art collections and gardens are a must-see.
Among the city’s many brilliant museums include The British Museum and the Natural History Museum, the latter of which has many impressive hands-on exhibits.
• For people watching, visit Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden; bustling by day and night, and featuring numerous souvenir shops, eateries and watering holes, these London spots are not to be missed.
• London has dozens of parks, with Hyde Park being the most visited and well known. Many official and unofficial events take place here throughout the year.

Eating and shopping: most people think of Harrods and Oxford street when they think of London and shopping. Located in Knightsbridge, Harrods is still the most popular department store in London and it includes several floors of glitzy and quality products, while the even more upmarket Harvey Nichols is also nearby. Oxford street is simply bursting with shops and it stretches for hundreds of metres, while Camden Market, Mayfair and New Bond street are other must-visit shopping areas.

There is no centre when it comes to eating and entertainment in London, as there is an endless choice of interesting areas all over the city. However, a large majority of cafés, fast-food joints and restaurants can be found in the West End, which is where Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Soho reside, the latter of which is also home to London’s Chinatown. Elephant and Castle is also a popular area in south London, while Mayfair is the place to go for experience star-rated luxury and opulence.

Day trips and tours: if you’re in London between May and October, the world-famous Ascot Racecourse is not far from London and stages some quality race meets, the most famous of which is the Royal Meeting in June. Not far from Ascot and the M4 motorway is Windsor Castle, the world’s largest occupied castle, which features magnificent the State Apartments, priceless art work and extensive grounds.

Also within easy reach of London are the ancient towns of Oxford and Aylesbury, to the northwest and the north respectively. Oxford is famed for its university and dreamy spires, while both towns have a large amount of nearby stately homes that are worth visiting. In the other direction, to the east, Southend-on-Sea is a great seaside daytrip destination from London and it has a wealth of family entertainment and attractions.

Terminals

London Heathrow Airport is the world air hub for international travel and is served by most of the world’s airlines, while also being the home of British Airways. There are four terminals at the airport, with terminals 1, 2 and 3 located at the centre of the facility and the newer Terminal 4 on the south side of the grounds, which is connected to the other three terminals by a free train service. Terminal 5 is currently under construction and will be solely for the use of British Airways. Facilities for passengers at Heathrow Airport are superb, with an abundance of shops, restaurants and travel-related services making the airport comfortable for passengers.

Terminal 1: is the busiest terminal at Heathrow Airport, serving 25 million passengers and dozens of airlines. Terminal 1 handles most of the airport’s domestic traffic as well as some European and long-haul flights. Check-in and Departures for domestic and international flights go from the first floor of Terminal 1, with Domestic Check-in situated on the left side of the concourse and International Check-in on the right and in the middle of the concourse.

Terminal 2: is London Heathrow Airport’s oldest terminal and it handles the least amount of traffic, with around 8.5 million passengers using the terminal each year. The terminal was originally named the Europa Building and it mainly handles flights to European destinations, with 29 carriers operating flights from this terminal. The Check-in area of Terminal 2 is situated on the ground floor, while Departures and Arrivals are located on the first floor.

Terminal 3: is currently the second busiest terminal at London Heathrow Airport, with 38 airlines carrying about 16 million passengers every year to destinations worldwide to mainly Asian and Middle Eastern destinations. Check-in is located at the front of the terminal building on the ground floor, while Departures is upstairs on the first floor.

Terminal 4: is the newest of the four terminals and is connected to the other three by free express train services. Terminal 4 of Heathrow Airport is served by 10 airlines, which fly to domestic, European, transatlantic, African, Asian and Australasian destinations and it has excellent facilities. Check-in and Departures are located on the first floor, where direct access with the Terminal 4 short-term car park is possible.

Terminal 5: will be used solely by British Airways, who currently operate at terminals 1, 2 and 4. The new terminal is due to open in 2008 and will cater for an additional 30 million passengers a year by the time it is fully operational in 2011, increasing the airport’s capacity to well over 90 million passengers a year. The inclusion of Terminal 5 really make London Heathrow Airport the world’s biggest airport. It will provide a massive car park, hotel and a dedicated motorway spur from the M25 ring road. There are also plans to build a sixth terminal in the future.

Transport

All transport options are available in getting to and from London Heathrow Airport to central London and other major UK centres. There is a rail station located nearby that is accessible by shuttle bus, providing fast access to Paddington Station in London, while all terminals also have access to a London Underground station. Shuttle buses, regular buses and coaches also serve the airport, as do taxis and limousines, which are the most expensive means of getting into London.

Rail and metro: the Heathrow Express offers fast access to central London from Heathrow Airport. The train takes 20 minutes to reach London’s Paddington Station and services operate every 15 minutes, seven days a week. In addition, the Piccadilly line operates London Underground services, which make regular stops at terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4. This service takes about one hour to get to central London (longer during rush hours) and runs from 05:30 to 00:30.

Shuttles and buses: London Heathrow Airport has a central bus station for terminals 1, 2, and 3, and a separate stop at Terminal 4. The A2 Airbus shuttle runs from all terminals to London King’s Cross Railway Station in central London, while the N9 bus is a nightly service that runs the same route. In addition, passengers staying in hotels near Heathrow Airport can make use of the Hotel Hoppa bus, while National Express coaches serve London Victoria Coach Station as well as destinations nationwide.

Taxi and limo: if you want to take a taxi to London or your hotel from London Heathrow Airport, London black cabs go from all four terminal forecourts and do not need to be booked in advance. Cabs are well controlled to meet the demands of arriving passengers and take about one hour to reach central London. Three or four limousine operations also serve London Heathrow Airport, offering greater comfort and style. Airport Transfer Service, Royal Silver Service, ChauffeurExec and London Black Cabs are the major limousine companies serving the airport.

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Airport Information
London Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport Information (LGW)

Situated some 25 miles south of central London, in the county of Sussex, Gatwick International Airport is the second biggest air travel facility serving England’s capital city. With an annual passenger throughput in excess of 30 million, it ranks amongst the busiest airports in the world. The airport operates two terminals and is something of a hub for transatlantic carriers British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.

Business travellers flying into or out of London Gatwick will find business facilities at the nearby London Gatwick Hilton Hotel, while the VIP Servisair and Aviance lounges at the airport are amply equipped to provide all the comforts you might need prior to a flight, meeting or job interview. The airport has an impressive résumé of services and amenities intended to make travel and waiting times as comfortable and trouble-free as possible. Shopping and dining establishments are plentiful, while essentials such as bureaux de change and ATMs can be found in both of the airport’s terminals. Information services are comprehensive and accessible throughout the airport.

The Gatwick Express rail service provides the speediest and most efficient means of connecting with the city, with services running every 15 minutes at peak times. Alternatively, coaches and shuttle buses provide connections with central London as well as destinations beyond. Taxis are readily available from outside the terminal buildings.

Address: London Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, RH6 0NP, UK
Tel: +44 344 892 0322

Website: www.gatwickairport.com

Business, VIP & Wifi

Business passengers travelling to or from London Gatwick will find the airport well equipped to address their needs, with a comprehensive selection of facilities on offer including Wifi access, conference rooms and fully-equipped business lounges.

Business centres: United Business Centres (UBC) operates the Gatwick Business and Conference Centre, which is located in Norfolk House, within the airport grounds. State-of–the-art business facilities are on offer at the centre and can be utilised by all paying business passengers. Additionally, there are some business facilities available in the airport’s VIP lounges.

Meeting rooms: the Gatwick Business and Conference Centre offers extensive facilities for companies wishing to hold meetings, conferences or exhibitions. Bookings can be made at the service provider’s website.

VIP: VIP lounges can be found in both terminals and are open to all passengers on payment of the required entry fee. In the North Terminal, the lounge is operated by Servisair, while the Aviance Alexandra Suite is on hand in the South Terminal. Pre-bookings can be made for the respective lounges.

Internet: internet terminals are provided by Spectrum Interactive and can be found in various locations, both land and airside of the airport. Payment can be made by credit card, with euros or sterling at the access points. Meanwhile, Wifi access is readily available and provided for by T-Mobile, BT Openzone and The Cloud Networks.

Car Rental

With over 30 million annual passengers passing through London Gatwick, it’s understandable that the airport experiences a high demand for car hire, especially from business travellers and holidaymakers. To satisfy this demand, there are a number of car rental franchises in operation at the airport; these are listed below.

Alamo, Avis, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty all have desks in designated buildings that serve both terminals, and agencies offer pre-booked or on-arrival car rentals. While hiring a car on arrival is acceptable, it doesn’t always offer the best rates or guarantee that you will get the vehicle of your choice. To ensure both of these, we recommend that you book ahead.

Children

Babies: Baby care rooms featuring facilities for changing and feeding babies can be found in both terminals and can be recognised by either a bottle or a baby care symbol. Some of the regular ladies and gents toilets offer wall mounted pull-down baby-changing areas. Baby essentials such as nappies and formula can be purchased from Boots.

Children and mothers: Mums can help alleviate their children’s boredom by taking them to the play areas located in both terminals. These areas are kitted out with interactive games and they are furnished with soft padding to make them extra safe for very young children. The areas are intended for use by children between the ages of two and six. Meanwhile, the Games Grid arcade is on hand for older children and offers arcade games. WH Smith sells a variety of publications aimed at children such as comics and reading and colouring books. The airport’s eateries are well equipped to receive young visitors and most establishments offer high chairs for babies and toddlers as well as special children’s menus.

Destinations

The following destinations are currently serviced by schedule or charter flights on a regular or seasonal basis.

Aberdeen Fuerteventura Newcastle
Abu Dhabi International Funchal Newquay
Accra Geneva Nice
Addis Ababa Gerona Olbia
Agadir Gibraltar Orlando (International)
Ajaccio Glasgow Orlando ( Sanford)
Alghero Goa Ottawa
Algiers Granada Palma
Alicante Grenada Paphos
Almeria Grenoble Philadelphia
Amsterdam Guernsey Pisa
Antayla Halifax Plymouth
Antigua Hamburg Ponta Delgada
Aqaba Harare Porlamar
Arrecife Hassi Messaoud Porto
Aruba Havana Prague
Athens Heraklion Preveza
Atlanta Holguin Pristina
Banjul Houston Puerto Plata
Barbados Hurghada Puerto Vallarta
Barcelona Ibiza Pula
Bastia Innsbruck Punta Cana
Belfast City Inverness Quebec
Belfast International Isle of Man Raleigh Durham
Bergen Izmir Reus
Berlin Schoenefeld Jersey Reykjavik
Bermuda Johannesburg Rhodes
Billund Kalamata Riga
Bodrum Kavala Rimini
Bologna Kefallinia Rome (Fiumicino)
Bordeaux Kiev (Borispol) Rome Ciampino
Bourgas Kingston Rovaniemi
Budapest Kittila Salvador
Buenos Aires Knock Salzburg
Cagliari Kos Samos
Calgary Krakow Santa Clara
Calvi La Romana Santa Cruz
Cancun Lagos Seville
Catania Larnaca Shannon
Cayo Coco Las Palmas Sharm El Sheikh
Chambery Las Vegas Skiathos
Chania Lemnos Sofia
Charlotte Lisbon Split
Cincinnati Ljubljana St Lucia
Cleveland Luxembourg St Petersburg
Cologne ( Bonn) Luxor St Kitts
Colombo Lyon Strasbourg
Connaught Madrid Tallinn
Copenhagen Mahon Tampa
Corfu Malabo Tenerife Norte
Cork Malaga Tenerife Sur
Cozumel Male Thessaloniki
Dalaman Malta Thira
Dallas Fort Worth Manchester Tirana
Deer Lake Marrakech Tobago
Delhi Marsa Alam Toronto
Denver International Marseille Toulouse
Detroit Milan (Linate) Tripoli
Djerba Milan (Malpensa) Trivandrum
Djibouti Minneapolis Tunis
Doha Minsk Turin

Directions

London Gatwick International Airport is situated south of the city in Sussex and can be reached easily via the M23 motorway. England’s well-designed motorway network allows for easy connections with the M23 from all points of the compass.

From the north: the M1 provides access to London from the north. Once in London, follow signs for the M23 motorway. Take the M23 as far as Junction 9, at which point you need to exit and follow the signs for the airport.

From the south: the A23 runs south of the city of London and connects with the M23. Once on the M23, follow it as far as Junction 9 before exiting and following the well-signposted route to the airport.

From the east: the A47 provides access to London via the M1; the A11 provides access via the M11; while the A14 connects with the A12 and the M25. Once in the city, follow signs for the M23. Exit the M23 at Junction 9 and follow the signs to the airport.

From the west: the M54 motorway comes in from the west and connects with the M1, which leads to the city. Once in London, follow signs for the M23, which you should take as far as Junction 9, and then follow the signs to the airport.

Facilities

London Gatwick’s facilities are in keeping with its status as one of the world’s busiest international airports. With over 30 million passengers passing through the airport each year, the airport more than meets its responsibility for providing essential services such as financial facilities and others services aimed at comfort and relaxation, such as dining and shopping outlets.

Money: there are three ATMs in the Departures area of the North Terminal and another four in the Departures area of the South Terminal as well as another in Arrivals and one more on the airside of the South Terminal. Bureaux de change can be found in all major areas of both terminals.

Services: left luggage counters and post offices can be found in both terminals, while mixed faith prayer rooms are also on hand for those with religious requirements. Other facilities include showers, a children’s play area and a medical centre.

Smoking: the greater part of the airport is designated as non-smoking, with smoking only permitted in specially designated areas. The Departures lounges of both terminals include sections where you can smoke.

Hotels

As the country’s capital, London has an abundance of accommodation covering all varieties. The airport itself is served by one dedicated on-site hotel, while a number of other establishments are within easy driving distance. Free shuttles to and from the airport are invariably provided by these hotels. Hotels within the area which we recommend include:

Hilton London Gatwick Airport (four star)
Connected to the airport directly via a covered walkway, the Hilton is a four-star establishment, perfect for business travellers on account of its business centre and 21 meeting rooms. Bedrooms offer high-speed internet access, a large desk as well as a selection of complimentary leisure and business magazines. Standard facilities include a TV with satellite channels, iron, trouser press and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 12:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport (four star)
Located just half a mile from the airport, Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport is a contemporary establishment offering 214 rooms as well as facilities such as a bar and a restaurant, business centre and ample on-site parking. All rooms include en suite bathroom, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and an iron and ironing board.
Check in: 15:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Copthorne London Gatwick (three star)
The Copthorne is a three-star facility offering 227 rooms, all of which feature en suite bathroom, direct dial telephone, modem port, radio, TV with satellite channels, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, hairdryer and trouser press. Hotel facilities include a bar and restaurant, fitness centre, spa, sauna, Jacuzzi and swimming-pool as well as currency exchange services. A shuttle between the terminals and the hotel is available.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Quality Hotel Gatwick (three star)
Just a short drive from the airport and offering 246 rooms, all of which feature a work area, air conditioning, en suite bathroom, hairdryer, colour TV and direct dial telephone with dataport connection as standard. Wifi access is also provided throughout the establishment. The hotel offers a business centre and meeting facilities as well as a bar and restaurant, pool and full-equipped gymnasium.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Gatwick Belmont Guest House (three star)
The Gatwick Belmont is a family-run establishment, located just five minutes drive from the airport, with free shuttle transfers available. All of the hotel’s rooms offer en suite bathroom, iron, hairdryer, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and a dedicated work area with a desk. In the hotel, guests will find meeting and conference facilities, fax and photocopy machines, a restaurant and a lounge.
Check in: 12:00. Check out: 11:00 More details and reservation online

Information

London Gatwick International Airport offers an efficient, highly qualified workforce that is dedicated to assisting its passengers during their time spent in the terminal. Information and security staff as well as porters and police are all on hand to provide their own areas of expertise. The airport’s information desks are located in the Arrivals concourses of both terminals and are manned by friendly, multilingual staff.

Parking

A vast selection of parking options are on hand at London Gatwick Airport and parking packages are as varied as the number of car parks available. Short-term and long-term options are on offer and bookings can be made prior to arrival at the airport, otherwise spaces on arrival are generally available.

Short term: NCP provides short-term parking facilities that are situated just a few minutes walk from each terminal. These car parks are intended for drivers who wish to leave their vehicles for periods of five hours or less and are ideal for dropping off or collecting passengers. Pre-booking of these spaces is not normally necessary.

Long term: the long-stay Parking Express facility serves the South Terminal and is connected to the terminal via a shuttle bus that runs every seven to 10 minutes. This car park is ideal for holidaymakers who wish to leave their vehicles for the length of their vacation. Meanwhile, the long-stay Flightpath facility serves the North Terminal and also offers a shuttle connection and similar services.

Drop off and valet: the long-stay Park Plus package is available at the South Terminal; it is a valet parking service that is available to all paying passengers. Keys can be dropped at the reception and then your car will be taken to a safe facility and returned to a parking bay close by on your return date. The NCP car parks also offer valet parking facilities.

Special needs: spaces for disabled drivers can be found in the multi-storey, short-stay car parks of both terminals. Spaces are strategically placed to minimise difficulties for disabled drivers in accessing the terminal buildings.
Disabled parking is available to holders of blue/orange badges or similar international identification.

Shops & Eating

Restaurants and bars: London Gatwick has no shortage of drinking and dining establishments in both terminals. Popular names such as Caffé Nero, Caffé Uno and Costa Coffee serve up hot beverages and light food, while Frankie and Benny’s, Garfunkel’s and Pizza Express offer something for mealtimes and McDonald’s offers quick bites on the move. Wetherspoons is on hand to provide alcoholic and soft beverages.

Convenience items: Boots and WH Smith offer the best selection of products for passengers looking for last minute purchases either for making their time in the airport more pleasant or for use on their vacation. Rolling Luggage is on hand for a variety of travel products and accessories, while Sunglass Hut is ideal for those after a new pair of shades for their summer trip.

Duty free shopping: World Duty Free provides outlets beyond security in both terminals. A wide variety of goods are on sale including tobacco and alcohol, electronic goods, perfumes and aftershaves, and gifts and confectionery. Goods at tax-free prices are also available at a range of other outlets situated airside of the terminals.

Shops:

North Terminal

Before Security
Accessorize Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Antler Open – 06:00 – 21:00, daily
Body Shop Open – daily
Boots Open – 05:00 – 21:00, daily
Glorious Britain Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Hargreaves Sports Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Impulse Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
La Senza Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Monsoon Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Nine West Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Rolling Luggage Open – 05:00 – 21:00, daily
Sunglass Hut Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Tie Rack Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
WHSmith Open – 05:00 – 00:00, daily
Whistlestop Open – 24 hours, daily
After Security
Accessorize Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Austin Reed Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Beachparty Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Body Shop Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Boots Open – during summer: 04:00 – 22:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Burberry Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Caviar House Open – 06:30 – 21:00, daily
Chocolates Open – 05:00 – 22:00, daily
Clinique Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Dixons Tax Free Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Fat Face Open – 05:00 – 21:00, daily
Glorious Britain Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Goldsmiths Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
HMV Open – 05:00 – 21:00 Mon-Sat, 05:00 – 20:00 Sun
Harrods Open – 05:00 – 21:00, daily
Hugo Boss Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Lacoste Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Next Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Nike Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Pen Shop Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Quicksilver Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Rolling Luggage Open – 06:00 – 22:00, daily
Sunglass Hut Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Swatch Open – 04:00 – 22:00, daily
Tie Rack Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Watch Station Open – 06:00 – 22:00, daily
WHSmith Open – during summer: 05:00 – 23:00, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
World Duty Free Open – 04:00 – 00:00, daily
World of Whiskies Open – during summer: 05:00 – 22:30, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00

South Terminal

Before Security
Accessorize Open – 06:00 – 22:00, daily
Bags etc… Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Body Shop Open – please call:  for details
Boots Open – 06:00 – 22:00, daily
Clinton Cards Open – 06:00 – 22:00, daily
Cotton Traders Open – 06:00 – 22:00, daily
Hargreaves Sports Open – 06:00 – 22:00, daily
Impulse Open – during summer: 05:00 – 22:30, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Monsoon Open – during summer: 05:00 – 22:30, during winter: 05:00 – 21:00
Sunglass Hut Open – 06:00 – 22:00, daily
The Link Open – 06:00 – 22:00, daily
Unique Gifts Open – 06:00 – 22:30, daily
Whistlestop Open – 24 hours, daily
After Security
Accessorize Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Bally Open – 06:00 – 21:00, daily
Beach Party Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Body Shop Open – 05:00 – 21:00, daily
Books etc Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Boots Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Caviar House Open – 06:30 – 21:00, daily
Clarins Studio Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Chocolates Open – 05:00 – 21:00, daily
Dixons Tax Free Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Est Est Est Open – 04:30 – 22:00, daily
Fat Face Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
fcuk Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Goldsmiths Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Harrods Open – 05:00 – 21:00, daily
Hugo Boss Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Kurt Geiger Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
La Senza Open – 06:00 – 22:00, daily
Next Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Nike Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Rolling Luggage Open – 05:00 – 21:00, daily
Sunglass Hut Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Sunglasses – World Duty Free Open – 06:00 – 22:00, daily
Ted Baker Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Tie Rack Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Timberland Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
Virgin Open – Mon-Thu 03:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 03:00 – 22:00
WHSmith Open – 24 hours, daily
Watch Station Open – Mon-Thu 05:00 – 21:00, Fri-Sun 05:00 – 22:00
World Duty Free Open – 24 hours, daily
World of Whiskies Open – 05:00 – 23:00, daily

Special Needs

Facilities for disabled travellers at London Gatwick conform to standards set by the European Union with regards to issues such as access for those with mobility problems, facilities for the hard of hearing and those with visual impairments.

Inconveniences for wheelchair bound passengers are kept to a minimum by the adequate provision of ramps between areas of differing heights and lifts, providing access to different floors. Reserved seating areas, which are clearly marked, are also provided for disabled passengers and are on hand in both terminals.

Passengers with hearing difficulties can make use of the airport’s induction loop systems, which are available in locations clearly marked with the ‘sympathetic ear’ symbol. Public telephones are also fitted with coupling devices to increase the volume for hearing aid users.

Partially-sighted passengers will find all of the airport’s signage printed in black against yellow for maximum contrast. Blind passengers are permitted to bring guide dogs into the terminal buildings and on to flights; however, both the airport and the passengers’ airline should be informed of this prior to arrival.

Stopover Guide

London is England’s capital city and one of Europe’s most popular visitor destinations, offering visitors a combination of traditional and modern attractions and all the amenities expected of a busy, cosmopolitan city. Internationally-known museums and art galleries, fine restaurants and diverse nightlife as well as a whole host of famous landmarks are just a few of the many things that London has to offer.

Attractions:

• Among the city’s newest attractions, the London Eye is a huge Ferris wheel, offering magnificent views across London.
• Home of the royal family, Buckingham Palace, with its daily Changing of the Guard ceremony, is top on many tourists’ itineraries.
• Visit the historic Houses of Parliament, where the governing of England has been conducted for hundreds of years.
• At Madame Tussauds Waxwork Museum, a plethora of realistic wax replicas of famous persons, alive and dead, are on display.
• Previously the scene of important historical events, Trafalgar Square now offers some of London’s most recognisable landmarks.
• The Tate galleries are world-class facilities, offering visitors views of fine, classical and modern art.
• Head for Covent Garden to check out some street entertainers before doing a spot of shopping.
• Westminster Abbey is the official venue for state services such as royal weddings, funerals and coronations.

Eating and shopping: London offers a multitude of places to eat and restaurants are by no means restricted to any one area. Chinatown is a popular place to head if you like Oriental food, while Soho features are good selection of eateries, both foreign and traditional British.

Oxford street is the most significant shopping area in London and is home to all the big high street names, while areas such as Covent Garden and Carnaby street offer more unusual individual retailers.

Day trips and tours: the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge are within easy driving distance of London and offer some magnificent architecture. The latter, which sits on the Thames River, was the chosen educational centre of the likes of Charles Darwin, Isaac Newton, Stephen Hawking and Salman Rushdie. Close to Cambridge is Newmarket, a great place to head to catch a day of horse racing at the town’s nationally-famous racecourse.

Easily reached via Hampton Court Underground Station, Hampton Court is among the area’s most interesting historic buildings. The court features exquisite gardens complete with the famous maze and a magnificent period construction with well-preserved medieval rooms. Meanwhile, another royal residence, Windsor Castle, is among the area’s must-see buildings. Within driving distance of London, other cities and areas of note include Brighton, Norfolk and Tunbridge Wells.

Terminals

Handling over 30 million annual passengers, Gatwick Airport’s two terminals are exceedingly busy facilities, which together with London’s other airports provide an essential gateway into and out of England’s capital city. With a multitude of services and amenities on hand, the terminals are both efficient and well laid out travel centres.

North Terminal: handles a large number of flights operated by British Airways to transatlantic destinations as well as flights handled by Delta Airlines to the US. A small number of European carriers also operate here including Air France and Kibris Turkish.

The North Terminal handles most British Airways flights, Delta Air Lines, some overseas airlines’ services as well as a limited number of charter flights.

South Terminal: the South Terminal handles the bulk of the airport’s traffic, with a large selection of British carriers in operation including Monarch, Thomas Cook and Virgin Atlantic. Flights from this terminal serve national, European and international destinations.

Transport

London Gatwick is well supported by a solid ground transportation infrastructure and passengers arriving at the airport will find a variety of options available for connecting with their onward destination. The London Gatwick Express rail service is the best option for many, providing cheap and speedy transport, while taxis provide a more expensive but comfortable alternative. Shuttles and limousines are also on hand.

Rail and metro: the Gatwick Express train service runs from the airport to London Victoria Station every 15 minutes throughout the day and journeys take an average of 30 minutes. From Victoria Station, regional and national connections are available. Thameslink also provides rail connections from the airport to the city, but these services are slightly slower at about 40 minutes per journey. Additionally, Thameslink services run beyond the city, covering Brighton and Bedford.

Shuttles and buses: shuttles operated by Speedlink provide connections between London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports, while Flightline operates shuttle services to London’s Victoria Station. For significant national destinations, the National Express coach network runs a large number of routes across the country.

Taxi and limo: black cabs are available from ranks situated directly outside of both terminal buildings for journeys to the city and beyond. Expect trips to the city centre to be in excess of 45 minutes, as traffic is invariably busy. Limousine services are available from Gatwick Airport Cars.

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Airport Information
London City Airport

London City Airport Information (LCY)

London City Airport is situated just east of the centre of London, on the banks of the River Thames, and is the nearest air travel facility to the city centre, making it the perfect choice for business travellers. The airport handles flights to a large number of UK cities as well as to a variety of European destinations, among which are Frankfurt and Amsterdam. A single terminal is in operation, complete with modern services and amenities.

Business travellers will find that the airport’s Meridian Business Centre provides ample business facilities, which include a conference room that is suitable for meetings, exhibitions and a variety of events. For financial requirements, the airport provides a bank, ATMs and bureau de change counters, while other essential amenities include lost property and left luggage services, lounges, bars, restaurants and a variety of shopping outlets. Public telephones, rest rooms and adequate seating facilities can be found throughout the airport.

A solid ground transportation infrastructure serves the airport, with buses and train providing anchor services and connecting the airport with the city and its surrounding boroughs. Shuttle buses provide connections with the London Underground and the Docklands Light Railway, while other services run between the airport and Canning Town, Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street stations. Taxis are also available for journeys to the city centre and beyond.

Address: Hartmann Road, London, E16 2PX, UK
Tel: +44 20 7646 0000

London City Airport Website: www.londoncityairport.com

Business, VIP & Wifi

In serving the needs of London’s business community and international travellers arriving in England’s capital, London City Airport provides Wifi access throughout all public areas of the terminal. Swisscomm is the service provider and can be contacted.

Business centres: London City Airport caters to business passengers by offering the Meridian Business Centre, at which facilities such as telephones, fax and internet are available.

Meeting rooms: conference rooms where meetings, events and exhibitions can be held are available for hire by prior arrangement. Please call for further details.

VIP: there are no general VIP lounges at the airport; however, the newly completed London City Airport Jet Centre provides services to those flying on chartered or private aircraft.

Internet: Wifi internet access for laptop users is provided by Swisscomm at a fixed fee, while all other passengers can use the internet kiosk, which can be found on the main terminal concourse, in front of Bewleys coffee shop.

Car Rental

With London City Airport serving the needs of the city’s highly transient business community as well as selected holidaymakers, it is worthwhile noting that a good selection of internationally recognised car hire companies offer their services at the terminal.

A total of six car rental firms have airport franchises and can be found located close to Arrivals on the ground floor of the main atrium. Vehicles can be rented on arrival at the airport; however, pre-booking is recommended in order to ensure cheaper rates and to guarantee a vehicle that best meets your specifications. Avis, Car Hire Centre, Car Hire Express, Europcar, Hertz and National are all on hand with large fleets of rental vehicles.

Children

Babies: a mother and baby room is available in the terminal, providing facilities for nappy changing and formula preparation.

Children: London City Airport does not cater especially well to young passengers, as families do not form a significant proportion of its passenger profile. Hughes and Hughes bookshop sells some children’s books. The airport’s restaurants are not specifically geared towards children, but parents will find them happy to accommodate their needs.

Mothers: mothers can use the mother and baby room described above, while the airport and its respective departments/businesses are happy to assist mothers in any way they can with regards to

Destinations

The following destinations are currently serviced by schedule or charter flights on a regular or seasonal basis.

Amsterdam Edinburgh Milan
Antwerp Frankfurt Munich
Basel Geneva Newcastle
Berne Isle of Man Paris
Bremen Jersey Rotterdam
Brussels Liverpool Stockholm
Copenhagen Lugarno Stuttgart
Dublin Luxembourg
Dundee Manchester

Directions

London City Airport is situated a mere six miles from the centre of London and can be accessed via a number of motorways and major roads including the M1, M3, M4, M20, M23, M24 and the M40 motorways.

From the north: passengers coming from the north can take either the M1 or the M11 motorway, or alternatively the A1 major road before joining the M25. Follow the M25 east, exiting at Junction 27 onto the M11 south. From the M11, take the lane that merges into the A406, A13 and A112 roads, which then leads directly to the airport.

From the south: take the M23 motorway onto the M25 ring road and head clockwise before exiting at Junction 2 onto the A2 west. From the A2 west, take the A220, A207 and then the A205, passing through Crayford and concluding at the Woolwich free ferry. Take the ferry crossing and then join the A1011, which leads to the airport.

From the east: take the A13 to the city centre before heading south on the A112, which becomes the Hartman road. From here, you can follow Hartman road directly to the airport.

From the west: take the M4 motorway towards the city centre, merging with the A4 to Mayfair. From the A4, take the A302, A3211 and the A13 as far as Canning Town Station. From here, the A1011 provides direct access to the airport.

Facilities

Relative to its annual passenger throughput, London City Airport offers a comprehensive selection of amenities and services that amply meet travellers’ expectations. Financial, dining, shopping and relaxation requirements are all considered and well provided for. Business requirements are also satisfied by the airport’s Meridian Business Centre.

Money: a total of three bureau de change counters are on hand in the terminal building; one is located in the International Arrivals area, a second in Departures and a third near the main entrance. Meanwhile, ATMs are located throughout the terminal building.

Services: a shoe shine service is available from London Shoe Care and is located on the ground floor of the main concourse. A post box is situated at the main entrance to the terminal, while information desks are on hand for airport and travel related queries.

Smoking: the vast majority of areas within the terminal are designated as non-smoking zones; however, certain areas within the Departures lounge have been set aside as smoking areas. There areas are limited smoking zones that are restricted to within the bar and restaurant areas.

Hotels

London City Airport has no dedicated hotels located within the airport grounds; however, there are a number of establishments within easy driving distance, several of which are situated at the ExCel exhibition and conference centre, which is less than a 10-minute drive away.

Crowne Plaza London-Docklands (four star)
A modern establishment situated around two miles north of the airport. Rooms offer en-suite bathroom with full-size bath and power shower, air conditioning, high-speed internet connection, hair dryer, TV with satellite channels, direct-dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, fully-equipped gymnasium, sun beds, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, spa pool and a swimming pool. A free courtesy coach is available for transfers between the hotel and Canary Wharf on weekdays.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Quality Hotel at Excel (three star)
This hotel is a short drive from the airport and offers 156 rooms, which feature private bathroom, direct-dial telephone, colour TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel’s facilities include a restaurant and bar, a fully-equipped fitness centre as well as a swimming pool and spa treatment rooms.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 11:00 More details and reservation online

Novotel London Excel (four star)
Just a short distance from the airport, the Novotel London ExCel is a reputable establishment offering 257 rooms, a large restaurant, bar, fitness centre, meeting/conference rooms and on-site parking. Rooms feature telephone lines, TV with satellite channels, en-suite bathroom, high-speed internet connection and tea and coffee making facilities. Breakfast is not included in the price of the room.
Check in: 12:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Travelodge London City Airport Hotel (three star)
Budget accommodation of a high standard, this hotel is located close to the airport. All rooms feature a king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom, colour TV with movies on demand, direct-dial telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel is located within a short walking distance of a Little Chef and a Harry Ramsden’s restaurant as well as a Burger King fast-food outlet. Breakfast is not included in the price of the room.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Information

Staff at London City Airport are highly qualified and trained to provide passenger care in all areas. Information, security and porter staff as well as those employed in specific service departments are capable of assisting you by providing information, answering enquiries and offering travel and non-travel related services.

Parking

Parking is amply provided for at the airport and facilities include several off-site parking lots. Short-term and long-term parking is available as well as assistance and priority locations for disabled drivers. Shuttle services run between the terminal and the off-site parking facilities.

Short term: a short-term car parking facility can be found directly next to the terminal building and is ideal for drivers wishing to drop off or pick up passengers. Pre-booking is not required and payment can be made at the Travelex desk or at any of the pay stations located inside the terminal.

Long term: a long-stay parking facility is situated a short distance from the terminal and is ideal for travellers wising to leave their vehicles for more than a week. A minimum stay of one week is required to use the facility and while pre-booking is not necessary, it is recommended. Payment can be made at the Travelex counter, the terminal’s pay stations or with a credit card on departure from the facility.

Drop off and valet: a valet parking service is available free of charge to all passengers, with the only charges levied being those of the car park in which the vehicle is stored. Drivers should follow the signs to the valet parking zone, situated alongside the terminal, and leave their keys with a valet parking attendant before leaving their vehicle and checking in for their flight. The vehicle will then be delivered back to the valet parking area of the short stay car park on the passengers return.

Special needs: drivers with special needs and appropriate identification will find conveniently located disabled parking spaces in both of the airport’s car parks. A porter service is available by prior arrangement

Shops & Eating

Restaurants and bars: before security, passengers will find the Meridian Line restaurant, Bewleys coffee shop, Coffee Corner and Wine and Tapas Bar. Beyond security in the Departures lounge, there’s also a Bewleys outlet in addition to the Marché Frais Carte eatery, a popular trattoria and a bar area.

Convenience items: newspapers, pharmaceutical items, confectionery and camera film are among the many items on sale at World News, which is the airport’s main retailer of convenience products.

Duty free shopping: Nuance Travel Shopping provides duty-free options at London City Airport and offers a vast range of products including fashion and accessories by big names such as Hugo Boss, Simon Carter, Ted Baker and Samsonite, while electronic products are available from the Sony Centre. Perfumes, cosmetics, alcohol and tobacco are also available.

Shops:

Terminal 1

Before Security
Bally Open – daily
Bewleys Open – daily
Hughes and Hughes Bookshop Open – daily
Nuance Travel Shopping Open – daily
World News Open – daily

Special Needs

London City Airport is certified as complying with EU regulations regarding facilities for passengers with special needs. There are no public areas that cannot be accessed by wheelchair users and assistance is available for passengers who require help in boarding the aircraft. Those passengers with special needs should call their airline ahead of arrival at the airport. Specially designed toilets are on hand in various parts of the airport, while parking spaces dedicated to disabled drivers are also available in all of the airport’s car parks.

For those with hearing impairments, the airport is fitted with induction couplers for the purpose of amplifying airport announcements.

Extra assistance is available for visually challenged passengers. They should contact the airport and/or their specific airline prior to their arrival.

Stopover Guide

London is England’s capital city and one of Europe’s most popular visitor destinations, offering visitors a combination of traditional and modern attractions, and all the amenities expected of a busy, cosmopolitan city. Internationally known museums and art galleries, fine restaurants and diverse nightlife as well as a whole host of famous landmarks are just a few of the many things that London has to offer.

Attractions:

• As the official London residence of the Queen and the royal family, Buckingham Palace is a must for traditional sightseers. The daily Changing of the Guard ceremony always attracts plenty of camera-clutching tourists.
• The Houses of Parliament are the official business residences of the British government and are buildings with rich and interesting histories.
• Westminster Abbey is a magnificent structure belonging to the Church of England and it is the principal location for state services such as royal weddings and funeral.
• The London Eye is a gigantic Ferris wheel that offers unique views of the city of London.
Previously the scene of important historical events, Trafalgar Square now offers some of London’s most recognisable landmarks.Madame Tussauds Waxwork Museum gives visitors the chance to see realistic wax replicas of some of the world’s most famous characters from the past and the present.
• The Tate Britain and the Tate Modern galleries are home to some of the world’s finest classic and contemporary art collections.
• Covent Garden is an ideal place to head for shopping or dining and is regularly the scene of unique and entertaining street performances.

Eating and shopping:Eating establishments are located throughout the city centre and as such there is no official restaurant zone. However, certain areas of the city have acquired prominent status on account of the reputation of their eateries and among these are Soho, Covent Garden and the exceptional Chinatown.

Covent Garden also lists high among places worth heading for shopping, while Oxford street is perhaps the city’s most famous and comprehensive shopping area. Camden Market is famous for its stalls selling second-hand and Bohemian products.

Day trips and tours: the seaside town of Brighton is just 50 miles south of the city and is an ideal place to head for a relaxing day out. Offering all the attractions of a traditional seaside resort, Brighton is popular with holidaymakers and day-trippers alike. Situated in the county of Kent, Dover lies east of the city and is within a reasonable driving distance. The town’s famous white cliffs are its best known attraction; however, the scenic Kent coastline on which its sits offers visitors a plethora of aesthetically pleasing views. A little closer to the city, Henley-on-Thames is a pleasant town best known for its yearly regatta, which draws visitors from far and wide.

Terminals

London City Airport handles around two million passengers per year, facilitating air travel to many major UK cities and significant EU destinations. The airport operates a single terminal, which boasts facilities that are comparable with those at major international airports.

Terminal 1: is the airport’s only terminal and handles flights operated by a total of 14 carriers, with daily flights to destinations such as Manchester, the Isle of Man and Geneva.

Transport

London City Airport is well served by public and private transport; buses and trains provide regular and reliable connections with the city, while taxis are ideal for those wanting door to door service. Limousines are available for VIP passengers and those looking to experience a little luxury.

Rail and metro: connections with the city centre can be made via the Docklands Light Railway, which is easily accessible from the airport and runs to Canning Street Station. From here, the London Underground rail system provides connections to destinations across the city, while the national rail network is also accessible.

Shuttles and buses: public bus services provide regular connections to various destinations in the city. The two services on hand are the 473 and 474, the former serving Stratford, Silvertown, North Woolwich and Prince Regent Station and the latter serving Canning Town, North Woolwich and East Beckton via Silvertown. Meanwhile, airport shuttles offer connections to Canary Wharf and Liverpool Street Station among other major destinations. Services operate every 10 minutes from Monday to Friday and every 15 minutes at weekends.

Taxi and limo: a taxi rank is located outside the terminal building and is served by London black cabs, which operate on metered fare systems. Reservations can be made online. Meanwhile, passengers looking to travel in style and luxury will find a number of limousine companies operating from the airport including Royal Silver Service, Grosvenor Carriages and ChauffeurExec.

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Airport Information
Liverpool Airport

Liverpool Airport Information (LPL)

Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is located to the southeast of Liverpool’s city centre and serves more than three million passengers per year to numerous UK and European destinations. Liverpool Airport is mainly served by budget airlines including scheduled and charter services to many popular holiday destinations.

Business facilities are represented at both the Cavern Suite, with its conference room, and the Executive Lounge, which has its own internet access. Liverpool John Lennon International Airport also comes with internet kiosks and Wifi (wireless internet) access. Both holidaymakers and business people are well catered for at the airport, where money facilities consist of several bureaux de change and cash machines as well as baby-changing rooms, a chapel and numerous quality shops and restaurants.

Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is also well served by pubic transport, with buses, hotel shuttles and taxis departing directly from the airport and nearby rail services all operational throughout the day. It is only a short journey to the nearest rail station, where services to Liverpool are frequent, while buses run twice hourly and taxis are readily available from outside Arrivals, offering the fastest transfer option.

Address: Speke Hall Ave, Speke, Liverpool L24 1YD, UK
Tel: +44 871 521 8484

Website: www.liverpoolairport.com

Business, VIP & Wifi

Liverpool Airport has a good range of business facilities and internet access is available for those who like to do business on the move or for passengers who simply want to send and receive emails. There is a meeting room here as well as a quality VIP executive room in the Departures area, while Wifi internet access has also been installed.

Business centres: there is no business centre at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport, although the Cavern Suite meeting room and the VIP Halewood International Executive Lounge provide excellent business facilities for business travellers and for those who are looking for respite from the crowds.

Meeting rooms: Liverpool John Lennon International Airport has a fully-equipped conference suite, The Cavern Suite, which has theatre-style seating for 80 delegates or 30 delegates board-style; it comes with presentation and catering facilities. The Cavern Suite is located on the second floor of the terminal building and can be hired by calling.

VIP: the Halewood International Executive Lounge is located in the Departures lounge on the first floor of the terminal building and is a quality VIP room, with internet access, laptop plug-in points, payphone facilities and standard office desks and chairs. Newspapers, snacks, alcoholic beverages and hot and cold drinks are also available here.

Internet: pay-as-you-go internet kiosks can be found on the second floor near Wetherspoon’s and also in the Departures lounge opposite WH Smiths. In addition, those with configured laptop computers can make use of Liverpool John Lennon Airport’s Wifi technology.

Car Rental

A large proportion of visitors arriving at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport are tourists interested in visiting the city of Liverpool. Although public transport to Liverpool is very good, hiring a car lets you sightsee at your leisure and gives you the option of exploring nearby cities and the Peak District National Park to the east.

There are five car hire firms at Liverpool Airport that combine to offer a huge fleet of vehicles. The car rental companies represented at the airport include: Holiday Autos, Avis, Enterprise, National and Hertz. On-the-spot demand for cars is high therefore we recommend that you book in advance to secure the right car for your needs.

Children

Mothers and babies: baby-changing rooms have been conveniently located on all terminal floors of Liverpool John Lennon International Airport, where baby-changing tables and accessories have been provided. Baby-changing rooms can be found near the check-in desks on the ground floor; near the Domestic and International Arrivals corridor on the first floor and within the retail areas of the second floor. A wide range of shops are also available to keep mums happy, with the likes of Dorothy Perkins, The Shoe Company, The Spar and WH Smith on-hand as well as the well-stocked Alpha duty-free store in Departures.

Children: there are three amusement arcades at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport, which are located both before and after security. The arcades are fitted out with modern games and can be found in the following locations: next to O’Brien’s Irish Coffee Shop in Arrivals; next to the Estuary Food Village in Departures; and near WH Smith on the second floor. In addition, Liverpool Airport has many cafés and restaurants that offer children’s menus.

Destinations

The following destinations are currently serviced by schedule or charter flights on a regular or seasonal basis.

Aberdeen Geneva Nimes
Alghero Girona Oslo (Torp)
Alicante Gran Canaria Palma
Amsterdam Granada Paris (CDG)
Ancona Ibiza Pisa
Barbados (Fly-Cruise) Inverness Porto
Barcelona Isle of Man Poznan
Basle Jersey Reus
Belfast (City) Katowice Rhodes
Belfast (International) Kaunas Riga
Bergerac Kerry Rome
Berlin Krakow Santander
Bodrum Lanzarote Santiago de Compostela
Bourgas Limoges Seville
Carcassonne London (City) Shannon
Cologne Madrid Southampton
Corfu Mahon Tampere
Cork Malaga Tenerife
Dalaman Marseille Varna
Derry Milan ( Bergamo) Venice ( Treviso)
Dublin Monastir Verona
Faro Murcia Warsaw
Galway Nice Wroclaw
Gdansk

Directions

Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is a short drive from the M56, M62, M57 and the M6 motorways, allowing for quick access to other parts of the UK, while the city centre of Liverpool is only 10 miles to the northwest.

From the north: take the M6 motorway south and exit the M62 at Junction 21A. Drive west along the M62 on a heading for Liverpool and exit onto the A5300 (south) at Junction 6. Turn right onto the A561 (Speke boulevard) and then follow the signs for Liverpool Airport.

From the south: take the M6 motorway north and exit onto the M62 at Junction 21A. Continue westward bound on the M62 and then exit at Junction 6 onto the A5300. Follow the A561 (Speke boulevard) to the airport.

From the east: the M62 motorway comes in from Manchester and the east. Head towards Liverpool and exit onto the A5300 south (signposted Liverpool Airport) at Junction 6. The A5300 then leads onto the A561 (Speke boulevard), which leads directly to the airport.

Facilities

Previously called Speke Airport, Liverpool John Lennon International Airport serves more than three million passengers per year and has all modern facilities and services to deal with this number of passengers comfortably. Essential facilities include five moneychangers, cash machines (ATMs) on every floor, comprehensive disabled facilities and baby-changing rooms. There are cafés, restaurants and shops throughout the terminal building including a substantial duty-free store in Departures, while children’s arcades are also on-site.

Money: the airport’s Travelex moneychangers are well dispersed and can be found opposite the check-in desks on the main concourse of the ground floor, in Arrivals and in Departures on the first floor. There is also a moneychanger situated on the second floor, where most of the airport’s facilities are. Cash machines are also on every floor of the terminal building.

Services: the information desk at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is conveniently located on the main concourse, on the ground floor of the terminal building, and is open during airport opening hours, while a multi-faith prayer room is located on the second floor, next to the elevators. In addition, children will be happy to learn that video amusement arcades can be found before and after security.

Smoking: UK law now deems it an offence to smoke in enclosed public areas and as a result, there is a no smoking policy at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport.

Hotels

Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is located 10 miles to the southeast of Liverpool city centre and is a popular airport, owing to the many low-cost airlines that serve it. Although there are not many hotels situated near the airport, there are many to choose from within the city and its surroundings. Some of our recommended hotels include:

Liverpool Marriott Hotel South (three star)
Located on Speke road, only two miles from Liverpool Airport, the Marriot offers courtesy airport transfers and free parking for up to 15 days. This hotel is tastefully decorated Art Deco style and features excellent facilities including a bar and a restaurant and the use of a nearby leisure centre. All rooms are air-conditioned and have tea and coffee making facilities, TV, telephone and hairdryer.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 11:00 More details and reservation online

Quality Hotel Chester (three star)
The Quality Hotel Chester is a medium-priced hotel located in Chestershire, near the M53 motorway, only six miles from Liverpool John Lennon International Airport. The contemporary hotel comes with a stylish restaurant and bar, and boasts commendable business and leisure facilities as well as free parking. Other facilities include: a dry cleaning service; 24-hour front desk and porter service; currency exchange; left luggage; and TV, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities in every room.
Check in: 15:00. Check out: 11:00 More details and reservation online

Forest Hills Hotel (three star)
Located in Frodsham, six miles from Liverpool Airport, Forrest Hills Hotel is well known for its up-to-date leisure club facilities and has free parking for up to 200 cars. Standard facilities such as 24-hour porters and front desk are available, while extra facilities include: children’s services; health suite facilities including a swimming pool, sun bed, sauna and steam room; a fully-equipped gym; an aerobics dance studio; and a snooker room. Guest rooms have a TV, radio, telephone, iron and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 13:00. Check out: 11:00 More details and reservation online

Daresbury Park Hotel (four star)
The Daresbury Park Hotel is a quality four-star establishment in nearby Warrington, about eight miles from Liverpool Airport. The free car park has space for up to 400 cars, while excellent business facilities and a host of other facilities such as currency exchange, left luggage and baby-sitting services make this a favourite among travellers. Leisure facilities here are second to none, with pool, sauna, gym, beauty therapy and many other extras, while rooms come well equipped and include: satellite TV, radio, telephone, trouser press, iron, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 11:00 More details and reservation online

Information

Liverpool John Lennon International Airport comes with a dedicated complement of personnel including information, porter, medical and police representatives, who have all been well trained in passenger communication. There are information desks on all three floors, conveniently located near the terminal’s entrances.

Parking

Liverpool John Lennon International Airport has short-term, long-term and valet car parking, with parking facilities conveniently located near to the terminal. There is one short-term car park and two long-term lots, with disabled parking available in each of them and at a designated point in front of the terminal entrance.

Short term: the short-term car park at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is best used for dropping off and picking up passengers and is charged at an hourly rate. This car park is situated closest to the terminal and is located opposite Departures. Payment is made on return to the car park via automatic payment machines.

Long term: the long-term car parks are also located very near to the terminal building at Liverpool Airport. Security at the car parks is excellent, with regular security personnel patrolling the lots 24 hours as well as CCTV surveillance. Spaces are charged at daily and weekly rates, and can be booked online at the airport’s website or by calling.

Special needs: if the designated disabled car park located directly in front of the terminal is full, there are disabled parking spaces throughout the car parks at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport. Assistance can be provided by calling the airport beforehand

Shops & Eating

Restaurants and bars: Departures and the second floor have the bulk of the airport’s cafés, restaurants and bars, where popular fast-food outlets and food halls can be found. Places to eat on the second floor include the aptly named Aintree Food Village, Burger King and Caffé Ritazza, while Starbucks offers quality coffee and Wetherspoon’s Argosy Bar has a range of alcoholic beverages at attractive prices. Within the Departures lounge on the first floor, you will find the excellent Food Fare Restaurant and the popular Daytripper Bar.

Convenience items: there are plenty of shopping opportunities at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport, with popular UK high street stores spread throughout the terminal building, particularly on the second floor and in Departures. Some of the excellent outlets before security include: WH Smith, The Soft Shoe Company, Sock Shop and Accessories, while Departures offers WH Smith, Boots, Sports Co. and Dabs.com.

Duty free shopping: the Alpha Airport Shopping duty-free store at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is located in Departures and has a huge range of premium brand products at attractive tax-free prices for those who are travelling outside of the European Union. Some of the most popular items at the duty-free store include: alcohol and cigarettes, perfumes and cosmetics, sunglasses and fashion accessories, electronics and gadgets, and a host of other interesting items such as travel-related goods.

Shops:

Main terminal

Landside
Accessorize Open – daily
Butler’s Fine Chocolate Open – daily
The Soft Shoe Co. Open – daily
Sock Shop Open – daily
House of Champions Open – daily
TS Electronics Open – daily
Music Store Open – daily
Gina Open – daily
Impressions Open – daily
WH Smith Open – daily
Dorothy Perkins Open – daily
Airside
Alpha Duty Free Open – daily
WH Smith Open – daily
Sports Co Open – daily
Boots the Chemists Open – daily
Accessorize Open – daily
Dabs.com Open – daily

Special Needs

Liverpool John Lennon International Airport caters well for disabled people and the airport meets with European standards for disabled persons’ facilities. A wide range of facilities and services are in place for those in wheelchairs, the hard of hearing and partially-sighted travellers including porter assistance for hassle-free transit. If you think you will need special assistance while at the airport, you should call your airline ahead of time and a porter will be assigned to assist you from the car park up until you board your aircraft if necessary.

Disabled facilities at Liverpool Airport include: wide aisles and elevators; specially adapted toilets throughout the terminal; low-level public telephones on every floor; wheelchairs on request; an ambulift to assist with boarding and alighting of aircraft and conveniently located disabled parking spaces for disabled persons’ badge holders.

Induction loop systems have also been installed at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport, so that those with hearing problems can hear important announcements. Terminal signs are designed to be easy to read for partially sighted passengers.

Stopover Guide

Liverpool is one of the UK’s most popular city destinations and it comes with a surprising amount of history and shopping, eating and nightlife options. Liverpool is the home of The Beatles and many tourists come here to pay homage to their idols, while many will say that Liverpool United (Anfield) is an even bigger draw. Brilliant museums and galleries also feature at the tourist haven that is the Albert Dock.

Attractions:

• Albert Dock is a rejuvenated part of Liverpool and one of its star attractions, featuring The Beatles Story exhibition and the Tate Gallery.
• The award-winning Merseyside Maritime Museum is at the northern end of Albert Dock and retells the history of Liverpool as a major port.
• The Cavern Club is one of the world’s most famous live music venues and was the original haunt of the ‘Famous Four’.
• The Museum of Liverpool Life delves into the culture of Liverpool’s people through the eons, from the love of football and Liverpool United to inner-city riots.
• Liverpool Cathedral has a commanding position over the city and boasts magnificent stained glass windows.

Eating and shopping: Liverpool is loaded with shopping options and pedestrianised streets in the city centre harbour numerous popular UK high street department stores, unique and well established boutiques and specialty shops. You will find the bulk of the bustling shopping areas situated on Church, Bold, Lord, Paradise and Whitechapel streets, while Albert Dock offers many specialist outlets.

For dining, Liverpool offers the usual collection of fast-food chains, while Slater street has a number of more traditional cafés and restaurants, and Berry street in Chinatown has a good selection of Chinese noodle stalls. The nightlife in Liverpool is legendary, with bars, pubs and clubs throughout the city; the Philharmonic and the Ye Cracke are two of the city’s best known watering holes, the latter of which was a favourite with John Lennon.

Day trips and tours: home of the Grand National, Aintree Racecourse is one of the world’s most recognisable racecourses and is situated only a short drive from Liverpool city centre; a nine-hole golf course is also located on-site. A fantastic example of Tudor architecture can be seen at the 15th century Speke Hall, while the massive Metropolitan Cathedral is on a par with the world famous St Peter’s in London.

For those who wish to explore the outer reaches of the city, Port Sunlight is a purpose-built Victorian village with a large collection of arts and crafts shops, and it is located to the southeast of Liverpool, while the Peak District National Park is just beyond bustling Manchester to the east.

Terminals

Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is a very convenient airport to fly into, especially for the budget-conscious, as it is mainly served by low-cost airlines. The airport itself is well-structured and easy to navigate, while facilities and services for both holidaymakers and those on business are excellent.

Terminal: Liverpool Airport is a single-terminal facility, handling both domestic and international flights. There are three floors, with Ticketing and Check-in situated on the ground floor (Level 1), Arrivals and Departures on the first floor (Level 2) and the bulk of the airport’s facilities on the second floor (Level 3).

Transport

Getting to Liverpool and farther afield from Liverpool John Lennon International Airport is straightforward, with regular and efficient trains, buses and taxis on hand. The train station is a short taxi or shuttle bus ride away and many top hotels in the area provide free transfers.

Rail and metro: Allerton and Garston train stations are situated nearby, with buses and taxis making the trip in minutes from Liverpool Airport. Train services run to Liverpool Central Station, from where services run to destinations nationwide.

Shuttles and buses: Arriva buses run to Liverpool’s Lime Street Station twice hourly (a 45-minute journey) and make several stops en-route. In addition, Supertravel and Joblink buses run to destinations farther afield from Liverpool John Lennon International Airport, while shuttle services link the airport with the nearest train stations. Several nearby hotels offer their guests free airport transfers; it is wise to check with your hotel on booking whether they run such a service.

Taxi and limo: taxis are readily available from outside Arrivals at Liverpool John Lennon International Airport for fast transfers to Liverpool, hotels and destinations farther afield. Taxis to Liverpool city centre are metered, although passengers wishing to take a taxi to far off destinations should agree on a price first. There are no limousine services operating from Liverpool Airport, although you can book one online from one of the many limousine operations in the city centre.

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Leeds Airport

Leeds Airport Information (LBA)

Leeds Bradford International Airport is the gateway to the northern England towns of Leeds and Bradford, with flights coming in from numerous other UK destinations and throughout Europe. More than two million passengers pass through Leeds Bradford Airport via its single domestic/international terminal building.

Leeds Bradford Airport offers its business travellers business facilities at two executive lounges as well as Wifi (wireless) internet access in the Departures lounge. Essential passenger facilities include three conveniently located money changers and several ATMs situated throughout the main concourse, while shopping and eating options can be found on both floors and before and after security.

By public transport, it is easier to get to Leeds than to Bradford from Leeds Bradford International Airport, although buses and taxis run to both cities. Buses also run to Leeds Railway Station throughout the day, from where most UK destinations are accessible.

Address: Leeds, LS19 7TU, UK
Tel: +44 113 250 9696

Website: www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk

Business, VIP & Wifi

Business passengers and those looking for comfort will find business facilities and complimentary snacks at the airport’s two executive lounges, while Wifi hotspots and internet cafés are located throughout the terminal.

VIP: there are two executive lounges at Leeds Bradford International Airport, both of which are located in Departures on the first floor. The Servisair Executive Lounge provides basic business facilities including telephone and fax services as well as a bar, while the Yorkshire Executive Club offers an executive lounge and reserved parking.

Internet: Spectrum Interactive offers internet access at Leeds Bradford International Airport, while there are also a number of Wifi hotspots (wireless internet) for those with configured laptop computers.

Car Rental

Public transport from Leeds Bradford International Airport to Leeds and Bradford is good, yet for getting about the countryside, it is better to hire a car for added convenience. Four main car hire companies are represented at the airport and include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National.

The various car rental desks are located in the International Arrivals area on the ground floor of the terminal building. We recommend that you book a car ahead of your arrival at the airport, particularly in the summer, in order to ensure the right car for your needs.

Children

Babies: Leeds Bradford International Airport has baby care facilities on both floors and on both the landside and airside of the terminal. Baby care rooms have been fitted with standard retractable beds for convenience.

Children: there are two video arcade booths at the airport known as GameGrids, offering popular games for children to enjoy. One of the arcades is located at the Food Village on the first floor of the terminal and the other is situated in the Departures area, also on the first floor. In addition, there is a children’s play area located in Departures, which is operated by Airtours, as well as vending machines selling children’s toys dotted around the terminal building.

Mothers: the two children’s game areas and the play area provide ideal respite for mothers with children. Mothers can leave their children with Dad while they explore the airport’s shopping options and services. WH Smith outlets can be found either side of security and they have the latest range of books and magazines including children’s books, while Superdrug and the duty-free store have many quality items.

Destinations

The following destinations are currently serviced by schedule or charter flights on a regular or seasonal basis.

Aberdeen Evenes Newquay
Acapulco Exeter Nice
Alicante Faro Palma
Amsterdam Fuerteventura Paphos
Barbados Geneva Paris
Barcelona Glasgow Pisa
Belfast Gran Canaria Plymouth
Bergen Ibiza Prague
Bergerac Innsbruck Reus
Bodrum Inverness Reykjavik
Bourgas Jersey Rhodes
Bristol Lanzarote Rome
Brussels Lapland Sicily
Chambery Larnaca Southampton
Corfu London (Heathrow) Taba
Cork Madeira Tenerife
Crete Mahon – Menorca Varna
Dalaman Malaga – Costa Del Sol Venice (Marco Polo)
Dublin Malta Verona
Düsseldorf Milan Warsaw
Edinburgh Murcia Zante

Directions

Leeds Bradford International Airport has direct access to Bradford via the main A658 road and is also within easy reach of Leeds via the A65. In addition, the north to south M1 motorway is just to the east of the airport, while the M62 Liverpool motorway is to the south.

From the north: head south along the A1 (M) and exit at Junction 1 onto the A59 (west). Fork off to the left onto the A658 road and continue southwest to Leeds Bradford International Airport.

From the south: head north for Leeds on the M1 and the M621, bypassing the city and joining the A65 (west). Continue northwest on the A65 and then turn right onto the A658 for the airport.

From the east: take the M62 west towards Leeds, the M1 north and then the M621 west. Join the A643 north and then the A65 northwest. Turn right onto the A658 and continue until you reach the airport.

From the west: the A6068, A6034, A65 and the A660 come in from the west, from where the A658 goes south towards the well-signposted Leeds Bradford International Airport.

Facilities

Leeds Bradford International Airport is a modern, well-designed airport with comprehensive passenger facilities. You can withdraw cash using most bank cards at a number of cash machines and currency can be exchanged at one of the Travelex booths, while there are plenty of quality eating options and places to shop including duty-free outlets.

Money: cash machines can be found on the main concourse, while three Travelex bureaux de change are also on-site. They can be found at Check-in Hall A, Baggage Reclaim and International Arrivals.

Services: facilities for babies and children include baby-changing rooms and there is a children’s play area on the first floor of Departures. In addition, there is also a prayer room on the first floor of Departures.

Smoking: it is now an offence to smoke in enclosed public areas in the UK therefore passengers must make use of the airport’s designated smoking areas, which are located in Yates Bar and in the Lounge Bar in Departures.

Hotels

Leeds Bradford International Airport is the gateway to Yorkshire, bringing passengers in from all over the UK and many European centres. There are a few quality hotel establishments located near the airport, although you will find most lodgings situated nearer to Leeds and Bradford. Some of our recommended hotels include:

Holiday Inn Leeds Bradford (three star)
The Holiday Inn Leeds Bradford is located in the quaint village of Bramhope, to the northeast of the airport, and it offers free parking and 24-hour courtesy taxi transfers to and from the airport. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and lounge as well as a health fitness club, while rooms come with TV, telephone, mini-bar and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 15:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Novotel Leeds Centre (four star)
The Novotel Leeds Centre hotel is located in Leeds city centre, near the financial centre of the city and main shopping areas. Hotel packages include free parking and airport transfers, while facilities include a restaurant, fitness suite, sauna, steam room and dry cleaning. Rooms are well appointed and come with satellite TV, mini-bar, hair-dryer, room service and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel (four star)
Located near the Bradford ring road, the Weetwood Hall Conference Centre & Hotel is a quality four-star establishment with conferencing facilities and free parking. In addition to excellent business facilities, there is a dry cleaning laundry service, safety deposit boxes, barber and beauty services, a restaurant, lounge and bar, spa facilities and baby sitting services; children under 12 years can stay for free with parents. Room facilities include: TV, mini-bar, iron, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 10:00 More details and reservation online

Cedar Court Hotel Bradford (four star)
The Cedar Court Hotel Bradford is a friendly hotel establishment situated on the outskirts of Bradford, with good access to the M62 motorway and Leeds Bradford International Airport. There are commendable business facilities here, a bar and restaurant, garden, free parking, safety deposit boxes, sauna, fitness centre, Jacuzzi, solarium, massage and a steam bath. Rooms are well-equipped and include a mini-bar, hair dryer, iron and tea and coffee making.
Check in: 14:00. Check out: 12:00 More details and reservation online

Information

The information desk is located on the main concourse of Leeds Bradford International Airport, where staff can provide visitors with airport and flight information as well as transport options to Leeds and Bradford.

Parking

There are short-term and long-term car parks at Leeds Bradford Airport as well as parking for the disabled. Charges are levied for spaces in the short-stay car park every 30 minutes, while long-stay patrons can take advantage of weekly rates.

Short term: the short-term car park is mainly used for dropping off and picking up passengers, and is suitable for stays of up to a few hours only. The car park is within easy walking distance of the terminal building.

Long term: spaces in the long-term car park are cheaper than those in the short-term car park, with daily and weekly rates available and a minimum stay charge of five days. Discounts are also available to those who pre-book long-term parking spaces and a courtesy bus runs between the car park and the terminal building from 06:00 and 22:00.

Special needs: reserved parking spaces are available for disabled drivers in the short-term car park and are situated in convenient locations nearest to the terminal entrance. If you require assistance in getting from your car to the terminal, please call your airline ahead of time.

Shops & Eating

Restaurants & bars: Leeds Bradford International Airport has two food villages, one situated before security on the ground floor and the other located after security in Departures on the fist floor. Passengers can also choose from a number of cafés and restaurants, where hot and cold food and drinks are available.

Convenience items: there isn’t a huge selection of shops at Leeds Bradford International Airport, but quality shopping options are available nonetheless in the form of WH Smith and Superdrug. WH Smith is one of the UK’s best known suppliers of books and magazines, and outlets can be found before and after security, while Superdrug offers an excellent range of health and beauty goods.

Duty free shopping: tax-free products can be purchased at the Alpha Retail Trading store in Departures by those flying outside of the European Union. A selection of quality items is available here including designer clothes, sunglasses, jewellery, alcohol and tobacco.

Shops:

Main Terminal

Before Security
WH Smith Open – daily
Superdrug Open – daily
After Security
WH Smith Open – daily
Alpha Retail Trading Open – daily

Special Needs

Leeds Bradford International Airport conforms to European standards on provisions for disabled travellers and public areas of the airport have been adapted for the use of the mobility impaired. Disabled travellers requiring assistance at the airport should call their respective airline ahead of time.

Facilities for disabled passengers at Leeds Bradford International Airport include: lifts, ramps and wide aisles; specially adapted toilets and public telephones on both floors of the terminal; wheelchairs available on request and designated disabled parking spaces conveniently located near the terminal entrance. In addition, an Ambulift is on-site to assist passengers in boarding aircraft.

Leeds Bradford International Airport has induction loop systems installed at the information desk and at various locations throughout the terminal, so that those with hearing problems can decipher announcements better. All signage at Leeds Bradford Airport has been given special attention so that it can be more easily read by partially-sighted passengers.

Stopover Guide

Located amid the beauty of the Yorkshire countryside, Leeds and Bradford both boast a huge amount of history and quality shopping options in their pedestrianised city centres. To add to their northern character, Leeds has a bustling waterfront, while Bradford is known as the curry capital of Britain, owing to its large Indian community.

Attractions:

• The City Art Gallery in Leeds boasts an impressive and important collection of 20th century British art that dates from the late 19th century.
• Leeds has a lot to offer with regards to shopping and dining, and the Corn Exchange contains many fine shops and trendy cafés hidden behind its striking Victorian façade.
• Another unmissable landmark in Leeds is the Victorian Quarter, which has been brilliantly restored and contains many shops.
• Just south of the city centre, the Leeds-Liverpool Canal is an impressive feat of engineering, particularly the Five Rise Locks.
• One of Bradford’s finest attractions is the Wool Exchange, which has some of Bradford’s best shopping.
• The National Museum of Film, Photography and Television is a star attraction in Bradford, where six floors of quality interactive displays are sure to entice.

Eating and Shopping: the Corn Exchange is without doubt Leeds’ best shopping area and it is located within one of the UK’s most attractive Victorian buildings. The Victorian Quarter and the Edwardian Kirkgate Market in Leeds are also not to be missed, while Bradford also has many pedestrianised shopping streets in the city centre including Broadway, Darley street and Kirkgate.

There is a huge choice of places to eat at in both cities, with trendy cafés, fine restaurants and some of the country’s most colourful curry houses. As far as the nightlife goes, you will be spoilt for choice, as there are literally hundreds of quality pubs and bars in both city centres as well as a plethora of pumping clubs and life music venues.

Day trips & tours: if you have a car, there is a multitude of attractions worth seeking out near to both Leeds and Bradford including many fine old houses and gardens. Seventeenth-century Bramham Park is probably the best known manor house in the area, owing to its opulent interior and lovely gardens.

The nearby Haworth area was the birthplace of four of the Brontë children and is now a popular tourist attraction, while Thornton village and the Walkleys Canalside Mill are two other quality attractions near Leeds and Bradford. In addition, the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park is just to the north of the two cities and an easy drive from either. Walking, horseback riding and many other leisure opportunities present themselves in this fantastic part of the north of England

Terminals

Leeds Bradford International Airport has just one terminal and although the airport serves fewer cities than Manchester International Airport, it is a much more convenient airport to use. Passenger facilities at Leeds Bradford Airport are very good and include bureaux de change, cash machines, baby-changing rooms, children’s areas, shops and restaurants.

Main Terminal: the Main Terminal provides all flights and has domestic and international concourses, where Check-in and Arrivals are situated on the ground floor and Departures is located on the first floor.

Transport

You can get from Leeds Bradford International Airport to both Leeds and Bradford by bus or taxi as well as to far off destinations via National Express coach. There is no rail station at the airport, however trains run to destinations all over the UK from Leeds Station.

Rail & metro: if you want to get to Bradford city by rail, you will have to take a bus or a taxi from the airport to Leeds Station first. Services run to destinations all over the UK from Leeds, including to London and Edinburgh as well as to a multitude of regional destinations.

Shuttles & buses: passengers that want to get to Leeds by bus from Leeds Bradford International Airport should take service number 757, which runs to the city centre and Leeds bus and train stations every 30 minutes during peak times and hourly at other times; this bus service also serves Otley. Bradford-bound passengers can take Metroline services 647, 651 or 747, while those travelling farther afield can make use of National Express coach services.

Taxi & limo: the airport’s taxi rank is located directly outside the terminal building. Services to Leeds and Bradford are provided by Airport Taxi Association (ATA), City Cabs, Streamline and Telecabs. Taxis run throughout the day and offer the fastest transfer option to either city.

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