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Experience the diversity of the English capital

London Gatwick is one of the six airports of the 9-million metropolis. A flight to London Gatwick is the perfect way to get from there to central London or to more southerly locations such as the popular Brighton. Discover the incredible diversity that London has to offer: From famous landmarks and interesting museums to charming neighbourhoods and leafy parks. In London you will find everything that makes a city break perfect.

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What makes London so special?

The metropolis of London is not without reason one of the most popular destinations for city breaks: With a direct flight to London Gatwick, you will quickly arrive in the capital and can let yourself be carried away by the pulsating big city hustle and bustle. Whether you’re a culture vulture, art fan, gourmet or shopping lover, London impresses with its enormous diversity, ranging from royal flair to street art and food markets.

Besides the world-famous sights such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge or the London Eye, there is much more to discover in London. Read here what makes a city trip to London unforgettable and what you should consider when flying to London and arriving at London Gatwick Airport.

The top highlights in London: SunExpress tips for a successful city trip

Discovering London’s neighbourhoods

Most of the famous sights are in central London. But the other boroughs also have a lot to offer. London’s neighbourhoods are hard to beat for diversity. In Little Venice, admire the beautifully decorated houseboats in the picturesque canals and discover the cafés hidden away there. For shopping and strolling, a trip to the green Richmond on the Thames or the luxury quarter Connaught Village is worthwhile. In Shoreditch you will find the alternative scene with its many hip coffee shops, vintage stores, street art and vibrant nightlife.

Art, history and the best viewpoints

Some of London’s sights are not cheap. That’s why a free visit to one of the many museums is worthwhile. Well-known museums are the British Museum, the Natural History Museum or the Tate Modern. Even if you are not a fan of art, a visit to the Tate Modern is worthwhile, as a viewing platform with a great view awaits you on the tenth floor.

Another worthwhile viewpoint that is not yet so well known to tourists is a 62-metre-high column in the centre of the City of London called The Monument. To enjoy the view, however, you first have to climb the 311 steps of a spiral staircase. Once you have done this, you can enjoy a panoramic view of London at the top.

A perfect weekend day out in London

An ideal weekend activity is strolling and exploring at one of the many London Markets that come to life on Saturdays or Sundays. One of the most famous markets is Camden Market, where you can enjoy delicious street food or go vintage shopping. A foodie’s paradise is Borough Market, one of London’s oldest food markets. In East London, you can discover the hip Brick Lane Market. Here you will also find street art pieces and trendy cafés. Beautiful colourful flowers can be admired at the Flower Market on Columbia Road.

When the weather is nice, Londoners like to spend the afternoon in one of the many parks. Besides the famous Hyde Park, there are many other places to discover: You will find enough space for long walks in Richmond Park. A visit to the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park feels like a trip to Japan. And in Greenwich Park you can enjoy a fantastic view of the London skyline.

Arrival in London at LGW Airport

Gatwick Airport, with the international abbreviation LGW, is the second largest airport in the United Kingdom after London Heathrow. It is located about 45 kilometres south of central London about halfway to the seaside resort of Brighton. Gatwick has only one active runway and is one of the most efficient airports in the world with its large passenger volume. Onward travel to both central London and Brighton and other English cities is easy and hassle-free thanks to good public transport links.

FAQs: Flights to London Gatwick and arrival at the airport

Which terminal does SunExpress land at?

London Gatwick has two terminals, the South and North Terminals, which are connected by a shuttle service. SunExpress flies and lands at Terminal S – South.

How far is London Gatwick Airport from the city?

London Gatwick is 45 kilometres south of central London. It takes about 60 minutes to get there by car and 30-45 minutes by train.

How do I get from London Gatwick Airport to London?

London Gatwick Airport is very well connected to the city centre. An easy way to get to London is by train: the Gatwick Express runs every 15 minutes from the station at South Terminal to London Victoria Station in 30 minutes. A journey costs £18.50 and can be booked in advance online. You can travel a little cheaper with the Southern Railway, which travels almost as fast as the Gatwick Express, but makes intermediate stops. Alternatively, you can of course use taxi transport. The taxi ride takes about an hour and costs around 90 – 95 pounds.

For a trip to the seaside resort of Brighton, London Gatwick is a perfect starting point. You can take the Thameslink train directly into the centre of Brighton in 30 minutes.

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