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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

Stansted Airport is a popular choice for travellers looking to find cheap flights to London. It is home for low-cost carrier Ryanair, which serves more than 100 destinations from the airport.

The most popular flights out of Stansted Airport are to European holiday destinations such as Dublin, Alicante, Malaga, Rome, Faro and Palma de Mallorca. However, you can also access some interesting, more out-of-the-way places from Stansted – so get creative next time you're planning a break.

A highly functional, efficient airport – enjoyed as much by business passengers as those travelling with families in tow – Stansted Airport is a lovely gateway to the United Kingdom's most important city. Last year, the airport handled nearly 19 million passengers. Expect that figure to rise, as hordes of tourists descend on London for the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Useful information about Stansted

Photo of London   London
Avg temp for this month inStansted22.1 °CSource: World Weather Online
Avg rainfall for this month inStansted34.8 mmSource: World Weather Online
Which airlines fly toStanstedRyanair, Aurigny Air Services and EasyJet
Deals on flights toStansted19
Number of partners with deals toStansted2
Lowest flight offer toStansted£46

 How much do things cost in London?

  • Cappuccino: £2.46
  • One-way ticket (local transport): £2.80
  • 1 hour taxi waiting fee: £24.74
  • Imported beer (0.33 litre): £3.50
  • 1 mile taxi journey: £4.01
  • Petrol (1 litre): £1.39
  • 3 bedroom flat outside of centre: £1711.21
  • Local draught beer (0.5 litre): £3.80
  • Taxi - fixed fee: £3.00
  • 3 bedroom flat in city centre: £2789.62
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