Multicultural and always at the cutting edge. London has everything: shops, museums, parks, street markets… enjoy a city that never sleeps.
LEVEL operates flights to two of London’s airports: Luton for the Amsterdam routes and Gatwick for the Vienna routes. Luton is located 51 kilometres from the centre of London, and although there is no train service plenty of buses connect the airport to the main parts of the city. There are excellent connections between Gatwick and the city thanks to the Gatwick Express train. The bus journey to the city centre takes longer but is cheaper than the train.
THINGS TO DO IN LONDON
The British capital captivates everyone who visits it. Even if it’s not your first trip here, London always has something new to offer.
1. VISIT THE CITY’S MUSEUMS
London is home to hundreds of different types of museums, and guess what? Nearly all of them are free! The British Museum, Natural History Museum and Tate are the most popular ones, but there are plenty more to choose from. For example, Madame Tussauds – one of the first wax museums in the world, which opened in 1884.
2. WATCH THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD
The monarchy is one of the most important British institutions, and Buckingham Palace is a must for all tourists. It’s particularly interesting to watch the Changing of the Guard when the cavalry hands over the guard to the infantry, accompanied by a military band. The time of the ceremony varies according to the season and the day of the week, so make sure you check the details in advance!
3. GET LOST AT A STREET MARKET
London’s street markets sell practically everything under the sun. The only thing you need to know in advance is what you want to buy and then plan your visit, because they don’t all open every day. For example, Portobello Market in Notting Hill is only open on Saturday and sells antiques and second-hand clothes. Camden Lock Market is one of the city’s most flamboyant street markets, selling vintage fashion and objects as well as food from every corner of the world. Choose yours!
4. CROSS ABBEY ROAD
The Beatles turned this pedestrian crossing in front of their recording studio into one of the most famous ones in the world. The cover of their “Abbey Road” album has its own unique place in the history of music, so whether you’re a fan of the band or not this legendary spot is well worth a visit.
5. STROLL THROUGH LITTLE VENICE
With over 200 years of history, Regent’s Canal is one of those hidden gems that most tourists don’t know about. The canal is 13 kilometres long and crosses the city from west to east, passing through legendary districts like Shoreditch, Hackney and Camden Town.