London is a well-connected city when it comes to international travel. With the channel tunnel, countless train stations and five different airports to whisk you into or near the heart of the city, you’d be forgiven for confusing or forgetting which one is which. Getting to London should never be a problem, which is why we’re giving you the lowdown on one of the easiest options out there. For short haul flights right into the heart of the city, don’t forget about London City Airport.


London city Airport is one of the most central airports of the city, being located a mere 9 miles outside the city centre. Located in the East, the airport was opened in 1988 and consists of a single runway. The airport served 4.3 million passengers in 2015 whilst also being the 13th busiest airport in the UK. On top of this, London City is also one of the predominant business travel airports serving London. This is because of its close proximity to the two business hubs of the capital, Canary Wharf, from which the airport is only short distance east, as well as the City of London financial hub which is easy to travel to. London City is located in the borough of Newham and is located within the Royal Docks area of East London.

Whether you’re using the airport for holiday travel or business travel, it is a short distance from the city centre, and a mere40 minute train journey from the Montcalm at the Brewery London City.

Travel by underground

London City Airport is served by the Dockland Light Railway. This tram runs regular services from the city centre to East London and connects the docklands and industrial districts of London with residential suburbs such as Greenwich.  The nearest underground service from London City Airport is Heron Quays on the Jubilee Line. You can also get to London Overground services from Shadwell and Central, circle and district lines from Bank at the end of the DLR line. From these underground services you can find links to London terminals which can take you out of the city and further afield into the wider reaches of the UK. DLR trains run daily and every 10 minutes,

Travel by bus

London’s bus routes are a complex web of interconnectivity. The buses you can take from London City Airport include the 473 too Stratford and the 474 to Canning Town. Both of these will take you to underground serviceable parts of the city alongside commercial hubs of East London.

Travel by car and taxi

By car, you have a number of roads linking you to the heart of the city and further out into Greater London. With the road being served by the A1020 and the A112 road, you can find yourself in the city centre within half an hour. If you’re not renting a car, there are regular taxi services running from outside London City Airport, travelling all across Greater London.