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|Airport of arrival:||London Stansted Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to London:||4 hours 5 minutes|
London is the financial, political and cultural capital city of the United Kingdom. It is a metropolis of 8.9 million with expats coming from all around the world. The city makes sure the visitors have a great experience with its exquisite architectural layout, remarkable cultural and historical sites, local markets as well as top notch restaurants. London is closely connected to the rest of the world with the availability of cheap flights.
Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport constitutes one of the busiest routes at London Stansted Airport. Pegasus Airlines offers frequent direct flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport.
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London Stansted Airport is situated about 68 km away from London city center.
London Stansted Airport became operational for the first time in 1943 for military means. It was utilized as the airfield by United States Army Air Forces. In the post-war era the airport presumed its civil use under British control. Currently, it is listed among the busiest airports in the UK. A new arrivals terminal has been planned as part of a project that foresees redevelopment of the arrivals and departures buildings.
Stansted Airport is easily connected to London and nearby cities through Stansted Airport railway station located right at the airport. Stansted Express train departs on a regular basis, every 15 minutes and provides direct service to central London. The journey that terminates at London Liverpool Street takes about 50 minutes. You can pre-book your ticket online. Furthermore, the rail network enables access to all major cities throughout the UK.
As an alternative there are shuttle buses that operate on scheduled hours and through various routes. Airport Bus Express departs every half an hour between Stansted to Liverpool Street and Stansted to Victoria Bus/Coach Station. On the other hand, National Express offers low-cost options on four different routes. You can check out the complete list of travel destinations and book your place online.
You may also consider taking a taxi or benefiting from car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.
London has one of the worlds’ most extensive but also complicated urban transport network. Even though getting around in London might feel a bit hectic for the newcomers, with the right tips and tricks you’ll get used to it immediately. The underground or so-called the tube, iconic double deckers, DLR, river bus services, trams, local trains as well as airline cable car are available options to travel around the city. There are a number of travel passes such as Oyster Card or Travel Card suitable for every need.
You can reach all the relevant information online and plan your journey beforehand. If you feel lost, you can find Visitor Centres situated at designated points to ask for advice.
Accommodation is going the be the major part of your expenses during your trip to London. However, there are always many budget friendly options that will allow you to cut on costs. The neighbourhoods to stay are diverse depending on your priorities. South Bank can be regarded as the best neighbourhood for sightseeing while Soho & Camden might be a better choice for nightlife.
If you would like to have further assistance to plan your trip, you can book your hotel through Pegasus Airlines.
London is truly a melting pot of cultures with its big community of expats from all around the world. Therefore, you won’t have any problems finding any type of food that you are looking for. You can find food from international cuisines at famous markets such as Camden Market which is open every day. If you would like to taste local British flavors you should definitely try the full English breakfast and an afternoon tea accompanied by scones, crumpet or finger food. Sunday Roast, Shephard's Pie and Yorkshire Pudding are savory British plates that you shouldn’t miss.
You can have a look at London Food Guide for more suggestions about all the local foods.
Here are some useful information you may need to know during your visit:
Turkish citizens wishing to travel to the UK are obliged to apply for an entry visa. Diplomatic Passport holders are exempt from UK visa procedures for travels not exceeding 90 days within 180 days. Passengers who will travel to other countries through transfers over England should apply for a transit visa. However, if the journey is to be completed in 24 hours and all conditions for the visa of the other country are met, the person is exempt from transit visa requirements. Please make sure to contact the UK Embassy in your country for further details regarding the application procedure.
London is known to have rain showers throughout the year. However, as a result of the influence of the ocean the weather conditions change a lot. Winters are humid and cold with frequent rains while the spring months from March to May bring milder weather. The summer period witnesses the warmest temperatures. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t forget to bring your umbrella and rain jacket whenever you are visiting London.
Besides the must-see top tourist attractions there are so many amazing things and thrilling places to see in London. Big Ben and the House of Parliament, the Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, London Eye and Trafalgar Square are for sure the main highlights of the city. Even though, London is an expensive metropolis there are also things to do without spending any money. Home to worldly renowned cultural centers, most museums in London are for free.
You can visit Tate Modern, the National Gallery or the British History Museum without paying the entrance fee. The vivid and pretty neighbourhoods of Soho, Covent Garden, Camden and Notting Hill are waiting for you to discover the backstreets of London.
You can have a look at London Travel Guide for further details on more places to visit.
You can consider booking your ticket to London in advance in order to benefit from promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.
There are numerous reasons to visit London as the vibrant city offers many places to discover and activities to do.
The best time to visit London is summer due to pleasant weather conditions that enable outdoor activities. However, the city is just fascinating throughout the year irrespective of the period you are travelling.
London is huge and there is always more to see in the city. If it will be your first time in London, you can create an individual itinerary depending on your priorities and interests. Saving at least 3-4 days will give you an overall view of this beautiful city.
The re-loadable “Oyster Card” is valid on the underground, tram and bus lines. London Travel Card is an all in one pass that enables flexible transport as well as some exclusive discounts.
London is a safe city to visit. However, considering the fact it’s among the most densely populated cities in the world, it’s always advised to be aware of your surroundings and trust your common sense in order to avoid all the risks.
London is a very expensive city but there are always budget-friendly options if you are on the lookout for more economic alternatives whether for accommodation or food.
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