Getting Around London

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 - Q Team

Getting Around London

London Black Cabs

Black cabs can be found very easily and you can hail one in the street or find one at a designated rank. You can also book a cab by phone. There is plenty of space in the passenger area of the cab so you can sit back, relax and take in the sights and sounds of the city on your journey.

If you own a smartphone, we advise to download the Halo App which will locate the nearest available black cab for you.

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To and From the Airports

London is served by five main airports: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City. Heathrow Airport is the most popular choice for travellers and is served by several transport options to the city centre. However, all London Airports offer good transport links to the city centre, making access to the Q Home network of serviced apartments easy and hassle free.

Heathrow Airport

All five terminals are served by excellent rail, bus and taxi services. Journey times to central London by rail takes 15-25 minutes, by the London Underground it takes approximately 50 minutes, by coach 35-60 minutes and by taxi 30-45 minutes.

Guide to Heathrow Travel to London

Gatwick Airport

The quickest way to get to central London from Gatwick Airport is by rail which takes 30-40 minutes with the Gatwick Express bringing you into London’s Victoria in 30 minutes. There is also an hourly coach service which also arrives at Victoria and takes 65-95 minutes.

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Stansted Airport

London Stansted airport is the third busiest airport in London and is located 48km North East of London City. Travel times by rail take 45-55 minutes with the Stansted Express offering the fastest service to and from Liverpool Street station.

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London Luton Airport

East Midlands Trains offer a frequent service to St. Pancras in just 21 minutes or First Capital Connect offers 6 services per hour with a journey time of 35 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a coach which takes 65 minutes to reach central London and operates on an hourly basis.

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London City Airport

It takes 18 minutes to arrive in Canary Wharf and 22 minutes to reach Bank on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and you’ll find a dedicated DLR station in the airport.

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Rail and Tube Services 

The Tube is the fastest way to get around the city and offers you a convenient way to hop on and off at stations close to major attractions and shopping areas. Oyster Cards are the most reasonable way to travel on the tube as pay-as-you-go fares can be quite expensive.  You can find more information and detailed maps via the links below.

London and UK traditional rail services are run by independent companies and the choices are wide and varied. The easiest way to plan your rail journey is to visit one of the independent websites like Red Hanky.


London Tube Map

Large Print Tube Map






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