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Why go on a flight to London, UK you may wonder? There is something to do for everyone in London. There is plenty of history, different cultures and attractions as well as shopping. Steeped in more than 1,000 years of history, London proudly offers many iconic attractions to delight eager visitors. Practise your royal wave at Buckingham Palace, relish the gruesome history at the Tower of London, set your watch to Big Ben and enjoy the view from the London Eye. Consider admiring the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral and Covent Garden or enjoy a London tour to see it all.
Art enthusiasts will appreciate the incredible collection at the National Gallery, the Tate Modern and the Portrait Gallery. The British Museum contains cultural artefacts from around the world, while Westminster Abbey is the burial place for the who's who of British royalty and figures of note.
Leicester Square is the heart of the theatre district, with dozens of theatres offering big name stars performing in classic and contemporary plays, musicals and opera. For an authentic Elizabethan experience, enjoy Shakespeare performed at the reconstructed Globe Theatre in Southwark. Soho is the centre of the entertainment district and offers many bars, clubs and trendy London accommodation. Oxford Street allows shopaholics to grab a bargain, while the famed Harrods is located in Knightsbridge.
London boasts beautiful parks including the iconic Hyde Park, Regent's Park, Holland Park and Hampstead Heath, which offers tremendous views across the city. To celebrate Britain's maritime history, take the Tube to Greenwich and explore the National Maritime Museum, before wandering around the Docklands.
Overall, the London Bridge, Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Science Museum, cruise on Thames river and London Dungeon are the most popular attractions.
How long is a flight from South Africa to London, in the United Kingdom?
It is approximately 11 hours 10 minutes on a direct flight. Indirect flights, depending on the airline can take up to 17 hours.
What airlines fly from South Africa to London?
- British Airways / Virgin Atlantic.
- Emirates via Dubai.
- Qatar Airways via Doha.
- KLM via Amsterdam.
- Lufthansa via Frankfurt.
- Swiss Air via Zurich.
- Air France via Paris.
- Turkish Airlines via Istanbul.
Which airports are most often used in the UK?
London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), London Stansted (STN), London City (LCY), Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Glasgow Airport (GLA) are popular airports especially for international flights.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to London?
It depends on availability. Weekend flights do tend to sell out first because of convenience.
What is the cheapest time of day to fly to London?
Indirect flights are usually cheaper and most flights depart South Africa in the evening. The longer in advance you book the more options are available.
Are there flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban to London?
Yes, British Airways offers flights from Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban. Virgin Atlantic has flights from Johannesburg and certain times of the year from Cape Town. Indirect flights: All applicable airlines have flights via Johannesburg. KLM, Lufthansa, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines have indirect flights to London via Cape Town. Emirates offers indirect flights via Durban.
Are there direct flights from South Africa to Heathrow, London?
Yes, all airlines fly to Heathrow, Emirates exception of Gatwick and Stanstead.
What day and month are the cheapest to fly to London?
We usually look at off peak periods. So, from February to April and September to November. Weekends are most popular to fly so we will look at midweek travel. Flights to London are usually cheapest midweek and it depends how long it is before departure.
When is the best time to go to London?
It all depends on what experience you are looking to enjoy. Summer months provide late sunny evenings, and days are longer, which mean you have more time to explore (end of May until August). But a white Christmas experience is also fantastic with excellent winter markets, street decorations!
What is the cheapest airline to fly to London?
Indirect with Emirates or Qatar Airways. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic often have nice specials which can make direct flights very cheap.
What should I know regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and flights to London?
- Covid Test is required.
- Quarantine compulsory – 10 days.
- Quarantine can be cut to 5 days – with a test taken after 5 days.
- Uk.gov passenger locator form needs to be completed 48 hours before arrival in the UK.
What is the weather like in London?
It is hot in summer, while winter is freezing cold. It can get 4 seasons in one day.
Is London a safe city?
Overall London is safe, but like any city there are dodgy areas that you are better off to avoid.
Is London expensive?
It is costly, especially regarding the price of food. Nevertheless, you can get lovely pub lunches at the local pubs for reasonable prices. Naturally, they have the same popular fast-food restaurants, which work out more or less the same cost as in South Africa.
What is the full name of London?
The City of London.
What is London's nickname?
The "Big Smoke".
How much money do I need for 1 week in London?
Roughly 250 GBP per day should be enough.
Do I need a visa for London?
Yes, a visa is required.
How much would a trip to London cost from South Africa?
The cost of the package will be determined on the basis of when (seasonality), whether there are special deals at the time of enquiry and the standard of accommodation. A standard package could be from approximately R15600 to R25000 per person for a week.