Attractions in London
London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and its biggest city. It is located in the southern part of the country by the Thames River.
The city is one of the most populous cities in the world. In London 8,500,000 people live. It is one of the biggest cities in Europe and it is also a multicultural city where lives people from different corners of the world. In London can be heard over 300 languages. The city is the most visited city in Europe by international tourists – more than 16 million visitors come to discover the metropolis. The city never sleeps. It is a leading city of various fields such as finances, media, transport, tourism and a lot more. Furthermore, London was also a host for summer Olympic Games three times. The last event took place in 2012.
Get to know natural history better
In London is situated a museum where the travellers can find some useful information on natural history – in Natural History Museum.
The museum displays over 80,000 exhibits from different periods, including dinosaur times. The museum is divided into 5 categories which make sightseeing the place easier. The parts of museum are entomology, mineralogy, botany, palaeontology and zoology. The museum was established in 1881 (over 135 years ago) and it is the third most visited place in the United Kingdom – the museum is visited by over 5 million tourists annually. The place is a perfect spot for everyone who is interested in nature, its development and wants to spend a day in an interesting way.
Take a photo with celebrities
While being in London, it is a good idea to visit a place where are located numerous celebrities. In this place are not available the real people, those are wax figures. The museum was established in 1835 by wax sculptor, called Marie Tussauds. Today, it is the major tourist attraction of London. The travellers visit the museum to see the wax figures of people from different professions such as musicians, singers, actors, actresses, politicians and a lot more. Some examples of wax figures are David Bowie, Cheryl Cole, Lady Gaga, Ringo Star, Madonna, Superman, Spider-man, Barrack Obama and a lot more. The travellers are able to take photos with the wax figures and check the details of their appearance. It is really a great opportunity for every fan that will probably never have a possibility to meet the famous people in the flesh.
The castle in London
One of the most popular tourist attractions in London is the Tower of London which is located in the heart of London by the River Thames. Some parts of the castle come from 11th century and were constructed by William the Conqueror. The castle was also expanded during the centuries and the present layout comes from the 13th century. Nowadays, the Tower of London is visited by more than 3 million visitors every year. The tourists are able to see the restored chambers which were previously inhabited by queens and kings. Since 1988, the Tower of London has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list.
Flight from Krakow to London
London is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Every year more than 16 million tourists make a decision to visit the city and go sightseeing the most remarkable tourist attractions such as the London Eye, the Tower of London and the Natural History Museum.
Today, flying to London does not pose any problems. What is more, there are plenty inexpensive schedule flights from every corner of the globe. One of available flights is from Krakow, Poland to London. To say even more, the flight tickets from Krakow to London are sold in reasonable prices.
All you have to know about the flight from Krakow to London
The flight from Poland to the United Kingdom usually lasts about 3 hours. The journey starts at John Paul II International Airport Krakow–Balice. All the passengers who are interested in flying to London have to have valid ID card or passport. There is no need to have any additional documents. The flight is operated by the LOT Polish Airlines.
The flights from Krakow to London are operated on Boeing 737-400. It is a two-engine aircraft used for domestic and long distance flights up to 3,500 kilometres. The aircraft takes from 148 to 162 passengers. Under the wings of Polish best carrier, the passengers have an ability to travel in pleasant conditions in one of three classes – business class, economy plus and economy. The noticeable advantage of choosing this aircraft is spacious cabin which is provided by the shape of the aircraft. The second significant advantage is the large place for hand luggage in the aircraft. During the flight, the passengers will not get bored because LOT has prepared numerous entertainments for the travellers. They have unlimited access to movies, TV series and music. The offer is dedicated to all passengers in various ages.
From time to time, LOT prepares an entertainment offer in accordance with the new schedule flights. In this way, the passengers can find out more about the places which can be visited choosing the flights operated by LOT Polish Airlines. On the board of the Boeing, the travellers will find also an inflight magazine, called Kaleidoscope which is published by LOT since 1979. The magazine provides useful information on travelling; leisure time and LOT schedule flights.
The flight from Krakow ends at London Heathrow, terminal 2. The airport is situated only 24 kilometres (14 miles) from the city centre and what is more important, there are several ways of getting to the city centre in less than an hour. The most popular way is the train. At the terminal is a located train station. The journey to the city centre usually lasts 15 minutes and the trains leave the airport every few minutes. The trains stop near underground stations. There are also buses and coaches which operate long distance routes – the mainly stops at Victoria Coach Station. At every terminal is also located taxi rink and near terminal 4 is placed huge parking place for bicycles – there is a bicycle route to the airport.
Transfer from London airport
The majority of tourists who visit the capital city of the United Kingdom lands at the busiest airport in the UK and Europe and the 6th busiest airport in the world – at London Heathrow International Airport. What is more, the cheap flight tickets to the United Kingdom are available is reasonable prices and as an outcome there lands more and more passengers every year. The airport is located only 24 kilometres (about 14 miles) from London city centre and the access to the city centre from the airport does not take much time. What is more, the holidaymakers have plenty options to choose from to get to the city centre. They are able to travel by bus, taxi, coach, train and even bicycle because there is a direct bike route to the airport.
The easiest way to get to the London city centre
The tourists, who are interested in getting to the city centre in a short time, should consider choosing services provided by professional companies which offer door-to-door transfers from the airport to hotel or your house. There are plenty advantages of choosing this mean of transport. First of all, you will not get lost in London – the city is considered to be one of the biggest cities in Europe. It is not a difficult task to get lost. Secondly, the journey to the city centre is provided in air- conditioned cars. As a result, the journey is a pleasant experience, especially after long and tired flight. The third plus is the possibility to book the transfer in advance. What is more, the cost of the transfer is provided during placing the order. There is no possibility to pay more than it was determined before. Finally, the driver will wait for you at the airport when your plane lands. If you provide the flight number, the staff will monitor the flight and despatch the driver at the airport on time, even when your plane is delayed or land earlier.
The journey to the city centre by train
Some tourists who purchase plane tickets to the United Kingdom want to travel by train, starting from the airport. There are plenty possibilities to travel by train to the London city centre. There is Heathrow Express which goes to Paddington Station in London city centre. The trains leave airport every 15 minutes and the journey to the centre lasts about 15 minutes. The passengers are also able to choose the Heathrow Connect which also goes to Paddington. The trains leave the airport every half an hour and the journey lasts about 30 minutes. There is also an underground station. The journey to Central London lasts about 40 to 50 minutes.
The buses and coaches
At the airport are located bus stops. The buses go to different directions and you can start your long distance journey directly from the airport without any additional changes. From Heathrow Airport central bus station leaves buses and coaches to different parts of England. They mainly stop at Victoria Coach Station in London where is a possibility to change to different bus or coach and continue journey. The buses and coaches operate the airport non-stop, including night buses to the London city centre.
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