London City Airport (LCY): www.londoncityairport.com is 10km (6 miles) east of the City of London.
To/from the airport: Docklands Light Railway runs to the airport. Public buses leave every 10-20 minutes or so. Taxis are plentiful.
Facilities: There are shops, bars and a restaurant at City Airport, other facilities include left luggage, a mother and baby room, tourist information and business facilities including Internet and fax.
London Gatwick Airport (LGW): www.gatwickairport.com is located 45km (28 miles) south of London.
To/from the airport: The Gatwick Express train runs regularly. Coach services include National Express and easyBus. Taxis to central London are plentiful, if very expensive.
Facilities: Duty-free shops, Wi-Fi access, restaurants/bars, bureau de change, and a nursery and children’s area
London Heathrow Airport (LHR): www.heathrowairport.com is located 24km (15 miles) west of London.
To/from the airport: The non-stop train service to London Paddington Station takes 15-20 minutes. The airport is also on the London Underground’s Piccadilly Line, which can take passengers into Central London. Numerous local buses stop at the central bus station and Terminal 4. Coaches connect the airport to more than 500 destinations throughout the UK. London’s licensed black cabs serve London Heathrow Airport and are available outside all the terminals.
Facilities: Duty-free shops, Wi-Fi access, restaurants/bars, banks, bureau de change, nursery.
London Luton Airport (LTN): www.london-luton.com is located 56km (35 miles) northeast of London.
To/from the airport: A shuttle bus links Luton Airport with Luton Airport Parkway Station, from where there are regular trains to central London. Bus services are extensive. Taxis are plentiful and a fare to central London will cost about £70.
Facilities: Duty-free shops, WiFi access, restaurants/bars, bureau de change, and a nursery and children’s area.
London Stansted Airport (STN): www.stanstedairport.com is 55km (35 miles) northeast of central London.
To/from the airport: The Stansted Express runs from London Liverpool Street. Local buses run to surrounding towns. Taxis are available and average fares to central London are £80-£100.
Facilities: There are restaurants, shops and bars in the terminal. Other facilities include ATMs, a bureau de change, business lounge and Internet cafe.