Flights to London: practical information
Cheap airfares to London
London sure is a far way to go for holidays but if keep your eye’s peeled for cheap air tickets, you can bag a bargain. Catch flights onboard Qantas Airways, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, among dozens of others departing from Sydney and stoping over half-way between.
When to book the cheapest flights to London
It’s essential to book flights to London as far in advance as possible; 6 months is ideal. Summers can really be glorious in London, but they can also be dreary and rainy. That being said, there’s no bad time to visit, because the weather is so unpredictable. Save some cash and book flights to London for spring or autumn.Peak season: Summer, June through August.Low season: Winters are generally quiet.
Direct flights to London from Sydney take 23 hours.
Experience London: what to see and do
The British capital is a treat to visit and a must for every traveller. There’s more to see here than you can shake a stick at from historic homes, monuments, world-class museums (they’re free!), shopping and more.
Tower of London: If there’s one really touristy spot you hit while in London, make it the tower, right at Tower Bridge. The crown jewels are stored here and you can take a photo with a real live Beefeater.
Hyde Park: London’s parks are welcome acres of greenery in the centre of the city. Hyde Park is particularly nice on a sunny day. Walk by Kensington Palace to wave to the Duke and Duchess and don’t miss the historic Pet Cemetery.
Covent Garden: For shopping and theatres, head to Covent Garden. The market place has all sorts of lovely shops and the small streets nearby are stacked with designer boutiques. Kiss your budget good-bye! In the evening, catch a show at the theatre.
Find more information on www.visitlondon.com.
Accommodation in London
In a city the size of London, you can bet to find something at every price range but it’s good to know that accommodation and hotels tend to be on the more expensive side than what we Aussies are used to. Book early and consider staying in an outer neighbourhood like Richmond or Hampstead and taking the Tube into the city.