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How to Make the Best of a Layover in London

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How air passengers with layovers at London airports such as London Stansted can make the most of their flying visit to the big city thanks to transfers and taxis.

Making the Most of a Flying Visit to Englands Capital

London is not only an exciting city, it is also a vast one and those landing for a stopover at any one of its several major international airports will need to be quick on their feet if they want to take in at least some of the cityys legendary sights such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, London Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.

Which Airport do You Land At?


London is served not only be the famous airports London Heathrow and London Gatwick, which are - relatively speaking - fairly close to the city itself, it is also served by the farther-flung London Luton and London Stansted, which are quite some distance from the cityys sights, shops, restaurants, theatres and bars. The best way for time pressed layover visitors to see as much of the city as possible is to take a cab straight from the airport to the centre of the city and from there it is possible to zip from sight to sight around the huge city by bus or underground railway - both the red double decker buses and the London Tube are tourist attractions in their own right, after all. A Luton or Stansted taxi will be able to whisk you from either one of these airports far more quickly than a transfer coach could and those who are staying in the city overnight will be able to take the taxi directly to their hotel.

When Time is Really of the Essence

For those who are not staying overnight in London and have just a few hours to spend in this most buzzing of cities, it is a good idea to take a taxi from the airport to one of the major London Underground stations such as Liverpool Street or London Euston. From here, all the major sights will be easily reached by tube and you wonnt be held up in road congestion. Taxis are really quick and simple ways to get into the city itself from Stansted and Luton airports and while a Stansted taxi may not be the cheapest way of getting from the airport to the city itself, it is by far the quickest and most comfortable.

Not to Miss Sights in London

If you are taking your taxi all the way into the centre of the city, ask the driver to drop you somewhere near Charing Cross rail station, as from here it is a short walk to some of the truly best sights in London. Step out of your Stansted taxi by Charing Cross rail station and you will be just seconds from the Thames River, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben and the London Eye, as well as the famous South Bank Centre and the many good bars and restaurants that line the river.

Author Bio:Alice Aires is a travel writer and regular air traveler living in London.

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