There are excellent direct transport options from all of the London airports; the buses tend to be cheaper, but the trains are often quicker. If you are traveling by train, main stations such as Paddington, St Pancras and King's Cross are the easiest connection options. Prices vary. Usually best to book online ahead of time.
No sterling/pounds (£) in your wallet? No problem. London airports have currency exchange shops, as well as ATMs.
Transport tickets can be used on the bus, train, and tram. London's public transport system is extensive and we recommend you stay on the tube rather than the buses as it is much easier to navigate. An Oyster card (refundable £5 deposit) is a good ticket option to top up as needed, or you can get a day travelcard for unlimited travel.
Tech & WiFi
Remember to pack or buy a standard UK power adaptor to keep your technology powered up! Free WiFi can be found around the city.
There exists a perception that London has eternally grim and grey weather. While unpredictable, the weather is generally quite pleasant. Rarely too cold or hot. However, be sure to pack a waterproof jacket, fleece and shorts if arriving in the summer.
At the time of writing, there are several safety measures in place in light of recent terror attacks across mainland Europe. Download the free CitizenAid app on
, which gives advice on immediate actions in case of an incident. While we advise you to remain vigilant, most guests enjoy the city without incident. Lastly, take extra care when crossing roads if you are not used to cars driving on the left.
Generally, it is customary to leave anywhere between 10-15% of the bill when eating out in London’s restaurants. Take care to check your bill as some places add on a service charge (usually 12.5%), especially if you're in a large group.