Travel to London

By plane

London has five major airports: London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and London Stansted.

Heathrow Airport is London’s principal airport however with 75.7 million passengers passing through in 2016.

Spread across five terminals and just 14 miles west of central London, it’s the easiest airport for getting into town.

By train

If travelling from Europe, the Eurostar runs from Lille, Paris, Belgium and Luxembourg to London St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International.

By car

London is easy to reach using the UK’s motorway network – with the M1, M2, M3, M4, M11, M20, M23, M25 and M40 motorways in or near London – as well as a multitude of major A-roads. All of London’s motorways intersect the M25 orbital motorway. There are good road connections with London’s airports and relevant ports. It is important to research British traffic rules and road signs prior to arrival as they may vary.

In terms of parking, street parking in central London can be difficult with parking restrictions typically in place between 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Saturday. Q-Park and NCP operate car parks across London, which can be booked in advance. Parking fines tend to cost between £80 and £130. The Blue Badge scheme provides parking benefits for disabled people, but there are restrictions in central London boroughs.