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One of the most popular destinations in the world, check out our cheap flights to London from Australia today and explore all that this historic city has to offer.
From rubbing shoulders with royalty at Buckingham Palace to world-famous museums and galleries such as the Tate Modern and the Natural History Museum, London is alive with culture and history.
Other notable attractions include the Tower of London, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.
Each part of London has its own distinct feel, such as the vibrant nightlife of Soho, the markets of Portobello Road or the glitz of the West End’s theatres.
Shoppers will be right at home in London too, whether it’s street markets in Camden and Covent Garden, or the luxury department stores such as Harrods and Selfridges.
In terms of food, London is packed with Michelin-starred restaurants, as well as cheaper eateries with every type of cuisine that you can imagine and cocktail bars and pubs where you can sit and watch the world go by.
Check out our full range of fares from a number of destinations around Australia below to book your dream trip to the Big Smoke.
Before you set off to London, here are five important things to know:Time Difference: UTC +0 hoursCurrency: Pound Sterling (£)Native Language: EnglishWeather: Despite its reputation, London only experienced an average of 602mm of rain a year. Summers are generally warm, with average highs of 24°C with cool, cloudy and damp winters.Sales Tax: 20% standard rate, 0% on certain necessities
Here’s everything you need to know when flying from Australia to London, including flight times and entry requirements.
Currently, Perth is the only Australia city offering direct flights to London, although Melbourne and Sydney may be following suit soon, and these direct flights take about 17 and a half hours.
On the other hand, if you are travelling from the East Coast and need to make a change, the flight will take over 23 hours, with a stopover somewhere such as Singapore, Abu Dhabi or Dubai.
Australia citizens travelling to London as tourists, for less than six months, won’t require a visa, although the UK authorities can refuse you entry if they have reason to believe you’re coming for reasons other than tourism. If you think you might require a visa, head to this page at gov.uk to find out and apply.
Currently, Qantas is the only airline offering a direct service to London from Australia, although the following are among those offering indirect services:
- British Airways
- Virgin Australia
- Singapore Airlines
London is home to six main airports, although flights from Australia will probably land at one of the following:
- London Heathrow (LHR)
- London Gatwick (LGW)
- London Stansted (STN)
- Luton (LTN)
The busiest airport in Europe, Heathrow is located 14 miles west of Central London, and you can catch the Heathrow Express train, which is a non-stop service to Paddington Station, which leaves every 15 minutes and takes 15 minutes to reach the centre.
There’s also the Heathrow Connect service which has five stops on the way and the London Underground, which has four stops at the airport on the Piccadilly Line.
Gatwick is London’s second airport and is located 29.5 miles south of the city. It has a train station with multiple services to the city, including the Gatwick Express to Victoria station.
Stansted is located in Uttlesford, Essex, about 42 miles northeast of Central London, with the Stansted Express providing trains to Liverpool Street station every 15 minutes.
Luton Airport is located in the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, about 29 miles north of London, with trains available to St. Pancras International station, which take around 35 minutes.
There’s so much to see and do in London that it can be difficult to whittle it down to a shortlist for your visit, but here are our top ten picks.
- Big Ben
- London Eye
- Tower of London
- River Thames
- Buckingham Palace
- British Museum
- Tower Bridge
- Hyde Park
- Trafalgar Square
- Palace of Westminster
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