Exploring the different London Airports


While Heathrow is London’s most famous airport, the capital is home to a range of other airfields – welcoming tourists and visitors on business from all around the globe. In this post, we’ll be exploring each of these six spots, and seeing how they compare to the premiere airport in the city. The major airports are comprised of: Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stanstead Airport, City Airport, Luton Airport, and last but not least – London Southend Airport. Every year, Heathrowcarries more than 70 million passengers, and runs at 99% of its capacity. Naturally, it can be a little overcrowded, and delays do occasionally happen.

In fact, it’s the world’s fourth busiest airport – after Atlanta, Beijing and Tokyo. In London, Gatwick is the second busiest airport. Low cost carriers such as Monarch, FlyBe, Rynair, and easyjet tend to use this airport for most of the  journeys in and out of the capital. Although, Rynair runs more predominantly on the Stanstead Airport. Most of the flights from Stanstead airport fly into European destinations, whereas Heathrow is a global interconnecting airport.

London Southend is the least busiest of any of the airports in London, with just over half a million passengers in a single year. With that said, if you’re going to be visiting Central London, then it’s most likely you’ll be travelling through either Heathrow or Gatwick Airport. Heathrow is only 15minutes away from Paddington stationusing the Heathrow Express train. After arrival at Heathrow,it ushers visitors directly into the heart of the city. Gatwick is a bit more distant from central London;and it takes visitors closer to an hour to arrive in Paddington.

The Marble Arch by Montcalm London is one of the many luxury hotels found in central London, and isn’t too far from Paddington. It offers visitors comfortable rooms, with all the furnishings you can expect from a premiere accommodation. And with its central location, it gives visitors the freedom to seamlessly explore the attractions, sights, and wonders of the city.

The Montcalm London Marble Arch, is in essence, an ideal accommodation for those looking to take refuge in the centre of the capital. The benefits of the location are two fold; there will be a lower need to use transport, and everything will be easier to reach. Meaning, less time will be wasted, and more time will spent truly experiencing the magic that the city of London offers.