Most passengers travelling on the route Lanzarote to Stansted in London will be returning home from a fantastic holiday in the sun. However, a few will find some information on the destination London and in particular about Stansted Airport useful.
With its reputation for wet and rainy weather on many days of the year, the climate in London is, however, pleasantly mild. Good times of the year to come are on dates coinciding with major festivals such as the Notting Hill Carnival at the end of August, or the Chinese New Year in February. The boat race is held in April along the Thames and is worth witnessing if you are in town at this time.
Many visitors to London will think about hiring a car, which would allow them to get to know other parts of the country. Here, it is important to know that there is a charge for driving in the inner city – amounting to about £11 per day during the week. London also tends to be expensive compared to many other places in Europe and even compared to cities in the UK. Expect to pay higher prices for accommodation, meals out and public transport.
All London airports have excellent connections to central London. Stansted is well connected especially to the north and the east end. Once landed, passengers who are in a hurry can head for the train station under the airport terminal. Here trains operate to London Liverpool Street Station at 15 minute intervals taking around 45 minutes. This is the fastest option. Approximate prices for a single ticket are £8 – booking online will help travellers save money.