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London City Airport is based at the Royal Docks, Newham, 8.5 miles from the centre of town, seven from the City of London. Pick-up and drop-off points are brief strolls from Arrivals and Departures, just outside the terminal building. With all of London on your doorstep, popular local hotels include the Travelodge London Excel, the Holiday Inn Express and Hampton by Hilton. We arrange London City Airport transfers to these – and across the capital.

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Hotels close to London City Airport

Pre-book your London City Airport transfer to or from one of the many hotels nearby:

  • Holiday Inn Express has four stars and a 4/5 TripAdvisor rating. Based in London’s Docklands, it’s less than a mile from the terminal, meaning swift London City Airport transfers in minutes. It’s also near the ExCeL centre.
  • Hampton by Hilton London Docklands again enjoys a 4/5 score on TripAdvisor, with 3.5 stars. It’s within a mile of the airport, and offers easy access across London.
  • Travelodge London Excel has three stars, a similar TripAdvisor score and is again within a mile of London City Airport. It’s a great, affordable base for seeing some of the UK capital’s finest attractions.

Need London City Airport transfers to a nearby airport?

If you’re travelling on from London City, the three closest main airports are:

  • Heathrow Airport is just over 20 miles distant, but travel time could take up to an hour in traffic.
  • Gatwick Airport is just under 50 miles to the south-west, with a journey time of up to an hour and a half.
  • Stansted Airport lies some 33 miles to the north-east, and it can take up to 45 minutes to drive there.
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Towns and cities near London City Airport

  1. Biggin Hill is 20 miles or 40 minutes by road using London City Airport transfers. With lots to see and do, including the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum, it was the site of an important RAF base during World War II.
  2. Greenwich lies just five miles south-west of London City, so won’t take you more than 20 minutes to reach. It’s home to numerous fascinating attractions, from the Cutty Sark clipper ship to the Royal Observatory, Old Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum.
  3. Stratford is a similar distance away and here you can visit the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (why not try a boat tour?), whizz down the world’s longest tunnel slide, indulge in a little retail therapy at the Westfield Stratford shopping centre or take in a show at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.
  4. Woolwich is a little further afield at eight miles. From here, you can stroll the Thames Path, check out the Thames Barrier or look in at the Royal Artillery Museum.
  5. Grays is still further away at around 12 miles, so London City Airport transfers may take a shade longer. It’s in Thurrock, Essex, and you could hit the beach, check out Chafford Gorges nature park or enjoy a river cruise along the Thames.
Popular attractions near London City Airport
  1. Up at the O2: This is just a couple of miles away, making for super-swift London City Airport transfers. Spend 90 minutes completing a thrilling expedition across the roof of this famous entertainment venue, and enjoy spectacular panoramas across the capital before you come back down to earth.
  2. Thames Barrier Park: Within a mile of London City Airport, this one is a good choice for families with smaller children. You’ll find a café and playground here, plus manicured lawns and great views over the River Thames.
  3. Emirates Air Line Cable Car: This crosses the Thames from the Royal Docks to the Greenwich Peninsula, and is only a few minutes from the O2. With cabins arriving every 30 seconds, the ‘flights’ the around 10 minutes in each direction. Offering spectacular views, it’s a great way to cross the river, but a destination attraction in its own right and it’s just a mile and a half from the airport.
  4. Greenwich Park: At less than three miles from London City, you can be here from the airport in no time. It’s a great place for ball games, a picnic or walking, and from here you can take in some of Greenwich’s key attractions, and gaze across the river at the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf.
  5. The Thames Barrier information centre has an informative exhibition, a film, a working model of the barrier, interactive displays and a café.

Airport Cars offers London City Airport transfers to all these attractions, hotels and areas, as well as across London.

Further information on London City Airport

There are adapted and accessible toilets in Arrivals and Departures. Additionally, a sunflower lanyard scheme gives fast-tracking privileges and advises staff that you have a hidden disability, from autism or dementia to anxiety. Order in advance or collect from the information desk.

Passengers are also welcome to travel with assistance dogs or mobility equipment, while access guides for getting around the airport are available, alongside portable loops for those with a hearing loss.

As ever, be in touch and do your planning and research before travelling.

London City Airport
Hartmann Road
Royal Docks
E16 2PX

Tel: 020 7646 0088