Cheap flights to London
What to know before you fly to London?
Experience the historic sights of Britain’s favourite city, with our cheap flights to London. A holiday to see the famed Buckingham Palace and hear the chimes of Big Ben could be closer than you think, with Flight Centre’s London flight deals. Relive the memories of the royal wedding at Westminster Abbey or enjoy a spot of shopping at Harrods department store. Every nook of London radiates the city’s rich history, resulting in a plethora of attractions to explore.
How long does it take to fly to London?
Brisbane to London – 22h 35m
Sydney to London – 22h 40m
Melbourne to London – 22h 10m
Adelaide to London – 22h 45m
Perth to London – 17h 20m
Note: flight times should be used as a guide only
What airports are in London?
London is served by five major airports: London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and London Stansted, with London Heathrow being the largest airport in Europe, welcoming more than 80 million passengers a year. London Heathrow is the primary arrival hub for flights from Australia, and offers a range of transport options to take you into the city or beyond.
London Heathrow transfers
The best way to get from Heathrow Airport to central London is either by Tube or Heathrow Express. The Tube (London Underground) is the cheapest, but as the name suggests, the Heathrow Express is quicker. Read more about how to get to and from London Heathrow Airport (LHR).
London Gatwick transfers
Your travel options from Gatwick Airport (LGW) to the centre of London include train, taxi and coach. The fastest way into town is via the Gatwick Express, which will take you non-stop to London’s Victoria Station in 30 minutes. Trains run every 15 minutes.
London Luton transfers
The best way to get from London Luton Airport (LTA) to central London is by train or coach. Fast trains depart every 10 minutes during peak times and the average journey time is 40 minutes. The National Express and Green Line coach services also run services to central London day and night, with travel time around 50 minutes.
Which airlines fly frequently to London?
Qantas – Airbus A330-300 – via Singapore or Dubai
Emirates – Airbus A380 – via Dubai
Etihad – Boeing 787 – via Abu Dhabi
Singapore Airlines – Airbus A380-800; Boeing 777-300ER – via Singapore
What do you need to know before you fly to London?
The best thing about choosing when to holiday in London is that there are wonderful things happening all year round. Summer is when London is at its carefree best, when the days are long and warm. Spring is an excellent time to visit, when all the flowers are in bloom. Autumn is also good, and the trees turn on their shades of red and gold, while winter can be quite cold but at least there are plenty of exciting things to do.
The currency in London is pounds sterling (£), you’ll need a British electrical adaptor before you go and transport includes the iconic black taxi. Make sure you take at least one ride while you’re there.
Read more in our London travel guide.
Things to do when you get to London
Where to eat?
Famous in equal parts for its traditional Sunday roasts as for its curries, London’s dining scene is certainly varied. Embark on a pub crawl to some of the city’s best gastropubs, have a traditional high tea, or take a tour of international cuisines in Covent Garden. Have a celebrity chef meal in a fancy restaurant, flavoursome street food at one of London’s many markets, or sit down for an authentic curry on Brick Lane, London has something to satisfy all of your foodie cravings.
Where to shop?
A haven for both high street fashion and cutting edge design, London has long held a prominent position on the world fashion stage. Rummage through antique goods at markets in Notting Hill and Camden, hit the high street shop on Oxford Street or indulge in the experience that only a department store like Harrods can provide.
What to see?
The site of a city since Roman times, London is filled with interesting landmarks and historic sites. Take a tour of the Tower of London, which has been a fixture on the skyline since the 11th century, see inside the Houses of Parliament and watch Big Ben keep perfect time. New or old, London’s landmarks are iconic must-see destinations.
Where to experience some culture?
Sporting a unique melange of traditional British culture and modern international art, London’s museums and galleries shouldn’t be missed. Explore the galleries of the Tate Modern, experience a true night at the British Museum or catch a classic musical at a West End theatre.
Read more things to do in London.