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To and from the London Airports

Luton Airport and London Stansted has several bus companies offering 24 hour service. It might save you some money if you order the tickets in advance from either Terravision or Easybus. You can also catch a train to central London stations. At London Airport you need to get a shuttlebus (free) to the train station where-as Stansted Airport has its own train station. Luton to London is 50 minutes by bus and 35 minutes by train. Stansted to London is 75 minutes by bus and 45 minutes by train.
Buses are slightly cheaper (£8 - £15) than trains (£12 - £18)

London Gatwick has an express service every 15 minutes to London Victoria train station. The journey takes 40 minutes.

Heathrow Airport is serviced by London Underground. You would need to take the Piccadilly Line to central London. There is also the Heathrow Express going to Paddington train station.
The journey by underground should take about 40 minutes while the express takes 15 minutes.

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London was the first city in the world to have an underground railway, known as the 'Tube'. Services began on 10th January 1863.

London Markets

London Eye These markets have ancient origins and connections with the City of London. Some have moved from their original locations within the city boundaries but continue to be operated by the Corporation of London:
Billingsgate Market, a fish market, relocated in 1982 to Billingsgate Market, Poplar. The original river facing building is now used as a hospitality and events venue called Old Billingsgate Market.
Leadenhall Market, a food-centred market, continues to operate with many of the market spaces converted to retail outlets.
Smithfield Market is a meat market that was originally a live cattle market.
Spitalfields Market, a food market which relocated in 1991 to New Spitalfields Market, Leyton. The original market site is still used as a market selling food and general goods and is part of a revival of the surrounding area.

A night out in London

London is a brilliant destination if you want to go see a show (musicals like Les Miserables and Mamma Mia)! Also famed for its restaurants, live music (try Jazz Cafe, Royal Albert Hall or Brixton Academy), and clubs (like Ministry of Sound, Turnmills, Fabric or Cafe de Paris). You could also lean back in the comfort of some of europes best cinemas, many of them found near Leicester Square like the Odeon, the Empire and Vue.


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