London has five airports: London City, London Luton, London Stansted, London Gatwick and London Heathrow. The latter has 5 terminals, which you can reach by subway and by Heathrow Express. The new terminal, T5 is where the British Airways flights departure from. It's very similar to the Terminal 4 in the Madrid airport, with a train that connects the B and C gates to the main building.
Edinburgh Airport is a fairly small airport, but receives a lot of traffic for the entire region of Scotland. The procedures are very fast due to its size and is very convenient if you want to have a round tour, it is a one-hour flight from Edinburgh to London compared to eight hours by bus and 6 hours by train. Daily flights between London and Edinburgh, to reach Gatwick fly with Easyjet, there are 4 flights a day, usually costs about 30 pounds for trips, planes are generally cheaper than the trains in the UK, especially if you do not buy well in advance. To arrive at Heathrow airport, fly with BMI, the service is much better, more comfortable onboard, but then it depends on where you want to go in London, it may be that another airport is more convenient . Edinburgh Airport also has many international flights, mostly to Europe, with British Airways and Ryanair.
Gatwick airport is situated to the south of London, halfway between London and Brighton. It is very well connected by bus and train to the city center and is one of the options for traveling to the capital. It has two terminals, connected by a monorail and it is quite comfortable but you have to arrive in good time, because the security lines are usually pretty long, and some gates are quite far away.
This airport is a temple for lovers of the Beatles. I like it a lot, so I took lots of photographs! On the walls you can see snippets of their songs, there are also giant photographs of them and a sculpture of John Lennon. It's definitely a very different concept of airport, its theme makes it very special. It is also very well connected to the city by bus.
It is another destination for flights from Ryan Air, and a fantastic point from where you can start in England. First, given the lack of good signage inside the airport, you must know that there are two bus stops, one on one side of the building where travelers pick up buses for distribution by the car parks, and another in front of the door the terminal, where buses go to Nottingham, Berby, and Loughborough, every 30 min. And Leicester and Coalville every 60. The route from the aircraft to the passport control is very long, so go with umbrellas, ready for rain.. The best point from which to take tours is Nottingham, a lively city, pleasant, and from its railway station one can access all parts of the island. With the Skylink bus company get to this city from the airport, an hour away. You can not miss to go to Lincoln, a lovely small town that is touristy, and it has a spectacular cathedral-
At Stansted Airport, which is the third largest in London according to the customer number, they have a ticket office for the bus and train to central London. There you can buy both these tickets with the option for a return in the form of the famous Oyster card, which will be very useful to move you around the city by public transport at the lowest possible price. After leaving the airport you will see the bus station, from where every 20 minutes 24 hours a day buses leave. The journey to London takes just over an hour and a half and the price of the bus round trip is 29 pounds.
London City Airport is a tiny airport with a single runway. It is right next to the City of London. Besides private jets, there are also direct flights to Paris, the rest of the country, Barcelona and major European capitals. These flights are not really any more expensive than arriving at Heathrow or Gatwick, and is much more convenient to reach central London, plus you save the cost of transport to the city centre. Heathrow is 30 km and Stanstead is 80 km so you save time too. The airport is fairly new, built in the 80s and the first flight took off in 1987. Today a million and a half passengers pass through London City each year, which is impressive considering its size. It cannot be enlarged due to noise pollution, and also because it is next to the river and there is no spare ground. It is a hub for British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa and SAS. They fly to Switzerland, Ireland, Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Warsaw.
Located an hour by car or black cab from the city center, Stansted International Airport offers low-cost flights to the continent. It's a hub for traveling around Europe, with plenty of flights to a variety of destinations. To reach the airport, rich travelers can take a taxi, which costs about 120 euros from St Pancras Station. The journey by bus is quite complicated, so the best option is to catch the train from Liverpool Street station, which will reach the airport after four stops.
The famous Titanic left from Southampton in southern England, and today cruise ships still call here. You can catch the ferry to the Isle of Wight. There are a few kiosks selling food, and a Starbucks. The summer is the best place to go, when you can see the sea, the large cruise ships, and enjoy the sun.