London Stansted Airport is the third busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is an international airport serving several of United Kingdom’s low-cost carriers. Presently, over 40 airlines fly from its main terminal to more than 160 direct destinations worldwide. One interesting fact about London Stansted is that it used to be a Roman burial site 2,000 years ago before it was entirely revamped and reopened to become the airport we know today.
The fastest way to get from central London to the airport is by train. Buses and coaches also ply between the city and the airport. If you are driving, the airport is 40 miles outside central London.
Where to go from London
Visit the rest of Britain, and fly to places like Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Manchester.
Glasgow boasts an array of interesting museums and enthralling galleries. Discover national and world culture in the city’s Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery. View the plethora of exhibits featuring Roman artefacts from the Antonine Wall, Captain Cook’s belongings from his voyages across the Pacific Ocean, antiquated scientific instruments, and a striking art collection. Explore the grand Glasgow Cathedral, an impressive structure in the heart of the city. Take a tour of The Glasgow School of Art, admire the exterior design of the Mackintosh building, and uncover architectural gems.
In Edinburgh, see the world from an upside down angle at the Camera Obscura & the World of Illusion. Spy on the city using rooftop telescopes, and soak in the beautiful cityscapes. Hike up a volcano to Arthur’s Seat, the tallest of Edinburgh’s seven hills and a dormant volcano. Explore the formidable Edinburgh Castle, and be shellshocked by the one o’clock gun salute, fired daily except on Sundays.
Another delightful city to visit is Manchester. Start with The People’s Museum, the city’s sole national museum recounting 20 decades of British democracy. Visit the Lowry Art Centre, home to a vast collection of artworks by Manchester’s most famous artist, LS Lowry. Apart from his masterpieces, the steel-clad building has also hosted award-winning theatre productions, blockbuster musicals, opera, comedy, ballet, jazz and folk music concerts. No trip to Manchester is complete without heading to Old Trafford, especially for devotees of Manchester United. Even if you are not a football fan, the National Football Museum will keep you occupied with its fascinating displays and FIFA collections.
Popular international routes from London Airport include flights to Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Paris, the city of love, needs no introduction. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world. Immerse yourself in a spectacular view of the city from the Eiffel Tower. Other top attractions include exploring the Versailles Palace, taking a relaxing Bateaux Parisiens River Cruise, visiting the famed Louvre Museum, wandering around the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the list goes on.
Eat and shop to your heart’s content in Hong Kong. Trawl through Ladies Market and Argyle Centre for great deals, and savour delectable street food from roadside stalls. Have a scrumptious breakfast at the famed Australian Dairy Company, and eat yummy dim sum. Find your favourite celebrities along the Avenue of Stars, and take thrilling rides in Ocean Park Hong Kong.
Though Singapore is small compared to most cities in the world, size definitely does not compromise on what it has to offer. Bask in the spectacular city skylines from the famous Marina Bay Sands’ Infinity Pool. Take amusement park rides in Universal Studios Singapore, and have a splashing good time in the water theme park, Adventure Cove. Singapore is a food paradise; from hawker fare to upscale restaurants, visitors can find food of all types to satisfy their tastebuds.
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