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London City Airport Destinations

London City Airport (LCY) is bang in the middle of the big smoke, but if you don’t fly from it frequently, you might not be aware of just how well-connected it is. Until now, that is. Because after reading this guide, you’ll know all about LCY destinations and a lot more besides. Whether you’re planning a business or pleasure trip, this is a great launchpad for trips to elsewhere in the UK and beyond.

If you can spare the time, you might want to extend your trip a little to take in a few attractions a stone’s throw from LCY. For instance, the Museum of London Docklands is a wonderful place to visit. Here’s you’ll learn all about the history of London from its modest beginnings as a small port to its transformation to a multicultural business megalopolis. If you’re feeling energetic, you can also treat yourself to a walk or bike ride around Canary Wharf. This iconic business district is characterised by stunning contemporary architecture and cathartic green spaces.

If you’re a fan of the capital’s brilliant built environment, you’ll also want to visit the Shard. As long as you’ve got a head for heights, you’ll take in breathtaking cityscape views from the observation deck of this cloud-scraping stiletto. Meanwhile, you can flex your credit card in Westfield Stratford City, which has over 300 stores and is one of Europe’s biggest malls. And if you want to stroll in an oasis away from the city bustle, don’t miss the lovely Greenwich Park.

It’s also always great to take a boat trip on the Thames and see London from a completely different angle. And if you’re peckish after all your exploring, treat yourself to some Great British pub grub, like freshly prepared fish and chips or a hearty steak pie. When you want to let your hair down a little and hang out with some cool cats, take yourself along to Ronnie Scott’s to catch a few jazz vibes. And if you prefer musical theatre, there are world-class shows aplenty in the West End.

Then you may want to rest and recuperate in style with a refreshing spa treatment day before heading out for some sustenance at one of London’s many fantastic eateries. As you might expect, London’s cuisine scene is second to none (in the UK at least). Try The Boathouse for fresh and tasty seafood dishes, with stunning Thames River views. Or the Salt House, a stylish joint offering a contemporary twist on British food, with a special commitment to using local ingredients.

Then there’s the Butcher's Hook & Ladder, a hip gastropub serving classic British pub grub with fine ingredients, and The Skylon in the Shard, where you can dine on delicious dishes accompanied by arguably the greatest view of London. How about letting your hair down a little? The Shipwright’s Arms is a traditional boozer with a wide selection of beers and ales on tap, The Blind Pig has kitsch décor and craft beers, and The Distillery Bar & Grill offers a great cocktail menu and US-influenced food.

London City Airport
London City Airport

London City Airport destinations list

You can fly from London City to a range of destinations. Stick with us to find out more.

London City Airport UK destinations

Visiting granny in Glasgow or Great Uncle Bob in Bristol? LCY has UK destinations covered.

You can fly to the likes of Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester, Glasgow, Bristol, Leeds and Newcastle. As well as Cardiff, Southampton, and Norwich.

London City Airport Europe destinations

LCY is also a superb base for flights to European destinations like Bologna, Geneva, Brussels, Zurich, Berlin, and Paris.

London City Airport global destinations

Are your itchy feet demanding you venture even further? No problem, because Istanbul, Singapore, Tel Aviv, Ammam, Toronto, Miami, New York City.

London City Airport
London City Airport

What are the best places to fly to from London City Airport?

  • Choose Miami for Latin vibes and chic beaches. There’s also an immaculate Art Deco district and lots of mouth-watering Cuban cuisine. Other ace attractions in this fabulous Floridian city include the lavish Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, with its Renaissance-style grandeur, and Wynwood Walls, a striking series of 35 murals by some seriously talented street artists.
  • Choose Montreal for French cuisine, buzzing festivals, and a cool art scene. Hotspots here include Notre-Dame Basilica (a beautiful religious building), Mount Royal Park (created by the same designer as New York’s Central Park), and the Biodome de Montreal (it has penguins).
  • Choose Toronto for a vibrant multicultural city with lots of diverse districts. It’s known for the dizzying CN Tower, but there’s also the verdant Toronto Island Park, bargain-packed two-story St Lawrence Market, and Casa Loma, a 98-room castle perched on the Niagara Escarpment. Speaking of Niagara, Toronto is the ideal base when you want to explore those famous falls.
  • Choose Hong Kong for a vibesy mix of Chinese and Western influences. Known for its sublime skyline and thrilling nighttime economy, must-sees include the panoramic views from Victoria Peak, and the famous Star Ferry between Hong Kong and Kowloon.
  • Choose Istanbul for a history-packed city with a foot in Europe and Asia. Highlights here include the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia.

From London City to the world

  • Choose Algiers for a proud port city with a great city and culture. There are several historical landmarks here, including the iconic casbah and Djamaa el Kebir mosque.
  • Choose Casablanca for a lovely city mixing European and Moroccan vibes. There’s lots to see here, but a definite highlight is one of the biggest mosques in the world, the Hassan II.
  • Choose Johannesburg for a cracking city with a multicultural population. There’s lots of history to soak up here, in the home of the Apartheid Museum and Nelson Mandela Square. Other highlights include the Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Gold Reef City theme park and casino, Victoria Yards Sunday market, and arty Vilakazi Street.
  • Choose Nairobi for a buzzing capital with wildlife on your doorstep. For instance, it’s home to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, an orphaned elephant sanctuary, and Nairobi National Park, where zebra, flamingo and rhino roam within view of city roads and skyscrapers.
  • Choose Singapore for a fast, modern city with on-point public transport. Attractions here include the otherworldly Gardens by the Bay, with its space-age biodomes, romantic Marina Bay with its blend of commercial, residential and leisure zones, and Orchard Road, a historic thoroughfare dating back to Singapore’s earliest days.
  • Choose Tel Aviv for an energetic city with a youthful population. This inspirational Israeli city is famous for street art, beaches, and nightlife. Soak up the beach vibes at Tayelet, marvel at the creativity in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and explore the fascinating Old Tel Aviv port area.
London City Airport
London City Airport

Which airlines fly out of London City Airport?

You can fly from LCY with lots of exciting carriers. For instance, it’s ideal for low-cost carriers like easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair and Norwegian, as well as network airlines like Aer Lingus, British Airways, KLM, Iberia, and Lufthansa, And there are also package holiday airlines, like, TUI and Thomas Cook.

How can I hire a car at London City Airport?

You can hire a car at London City Airport several different ways, but booking online is the most convenient – especially when it’s with a powerful comparison site like Enjoy Travel. Simply enter your dates and details and you’ll be able to choose deals on vehicle styles of your choice from reputable car rental companies like Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise, Avis, and Budget.

Another option could be booking in advance via your airline, although chances are this is a more expensive choice, and booking at the airport on the day – which is fine, but you may not get the same choice of vehicle and may have to wait to be served if there’s a queue.

Some good general tips are booking as early as possible, checking the fuel policy in case you have to return your vehicle with a full tank, reading all the relevant insurance details, and ensuring your credit card and driver’s license are at hand.

Congratulations on making it to the end of your London City Airports destinations guide. Wherever you’re flying to, Godspeed and Bon Voyage!

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