It’s easy to see why London is one of the most-visited places in the world – you can’t move for tripping over postcard views here.
Take Westminster Bridge – it joins the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben to the London Eye and Southbank. Or cast your eyes towards Tower Bridge, where The Shard and Tower of London perch by the river. Head a bit north to Leicester Square, and you’re in the heart of the entertainment district. Expect 24/7 shows, clubs and pubs.
Tempted? London is only 1 hour 20 minutes away from Newcastle by plane, and you can take your pick of daily flights.
About 1 hour 20 minutes long, if you fly direct.
Fancy flying direct? Try British Airways.
Carriers such as KLM and Aer Lingus offer flights with a stopover, but they’re longer and usually more expensive.
Direct Newcastle to London flights take off up to 6 times a day, 7 days a week.
All direct flights take off from Newcastle Airport and land at Heathrow Airport. You can also opt for Gatwick Airport or London City Airport, but the flight would include a stopover.
It’s usually cheapest to fly from Newcastle to London in the late afternoon or evening.
Flights from Newcastle to London land you right in the heart of the action-packed capital.
Culture vultures should head for South Kensington, home to the Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Then there are the theatres – from Shakespeare’s Globe and The Old Vic to the musicals of the West End.
Fancy squeezing in a spot of shopping? Covent Garden or Regent Street are the places for world-famous design houses. As for the food scene, it’s not all about cream teas at The Ritz. Riverboats lay on dinner shows on the Thames, while viewing towers like The Shard offer sky-high cocktail bars.
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