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The modern city with a traditional soul, London is one of the most fascinating - and best-value - destinations. As with the other top-ranking European cities, there is a heady mix of old and new. The ancient Tower of London, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and other royal residences stand beside modern edifices such as City Hall, the Gherkin and Shard London Bridge. Add in the capital's parks and masterpiece-stuffed museums and galleries (most of which are free to visit) and it's little wonder why millions of tourists book flights to London each year.  

In 2011 all eyes were on London for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's nuptials. The oohs, aahs and rousing renditions of "God Save the Queen" kicked off what is set to be an exciting couple of years for the capital. 

This year, London will host the Olympic Games, we'll mark Charles Dickens's 200th birthday and we'll rejoice in Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee with a 1,000-boat flotilla on the Thames, jolly street parties and an extra bank holiday.

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Airport Overview

London Gatwick Airport is the second-busiest international airport in the UK - in terms of passenger traffic. Despite its sizeable distance from central London – it is situated north of Crawley almost 50km from the central business district – great transport links to and from the airport ensure that it remains an incredibly popular entry-point for visitors.

In fact, London Gatwick saw 31.3 million passengers in 2010, making it Europe's ninth-busiest airport, and the continent's leading airport for point-to-point flights. This impressive traffic is sure only to increase with the 2012 Olympic Games in London next summer.

Flights to London Gatwick Airport are offered by a variety of operators, including charter airlines such as Monarch and Thomson Airways, low-cost carriers such as easyJet and Flybe, and more established airlines, like British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. The huge range of international destinations you can access from Gatwick is illustrated by the diversity of its seven most-popular flights: Malaga, Dublin, Orlando, Alicante, Faro, Dubai, and Geneva.

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Avg temperature for this monthGatwick22.5 °CSource: World Weather Online
Avg rainfall for this month inGatwick26.6 mmSource: World Weather Online
Airlines flying toGatwickAurigny Air Services, British Airways and Aer Lingus
Available deals toGatwick222
Advertisers with offers toGatwick3
Lowest flight offer toGatwick£132
Avg flight offer toGatwick£541

 How much do things cost in London?

  • One-way ticket (local transport): £2.80
  • Local draught beer (0.5 litre): £3.80
  • Cappuccino: £2.46
  • Petrol (1 litre): £1.39
  • 1 bedroom flat outside of centre: £945.47
  • Large bottle of water: £1.00
  • 3 bedroom flat in city centre: £2789.62
  • 1 hour taxi waiting fee: £24.74
  • Bottle of beer (imported beer): £1.60
  • 1 mile taxi journey: £4.01
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