Attractions Near To London City Airport

An important departure point for both business and leisure travellers alike, London City, the only airport to be located in the capital itself, offers flights to over 30 destinations across the UK and Europe. Situated just 6 miles from the financial district, flying in and out of the airport offers the chance to see the capital, and discover many of the world-famous sights the city is known for.


The airport has a WHSmith, both before and after security, for last-minute essentials such as books, magazines and travel-related goods, whilst Nuance Travel Shopping offers a range of tax-free items. Travellers can save money on a selection of wines, spirits, tobacco, cosmetics, fragrances, confectionary, toys, jewellery, watches, sunglasses and luggage, and there's also the chance to stock up on diamonds, at the renowned jewellers, Gassan.


Pret a Manger, before security, offers a selection of sandwiches, and there's a choice of outlets located in the departure lounge. Caffe Nero and Presto serve hot and cold drinks and snacks, whilst Trattoria offers Italian food all day and Bar Ten28 is the place for pre-flight drinks, with its extensive bar service.


Designed to fit the needs of its many business travellers, London City Airport has free wi-fi access and many different plug-in points for lap tops, as well as internet access desks for all passengers. The terminal also has a 'silent departure lounge', for those needing complete peace and quiet for work or relaxation. Complimentary shoe shine is also available.

Things to do around London City Airport

London City Airport is situated in East London, close to Canary Wharf. There is excellent access to the city itself, on either the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), by tube, or black cab. Or why not use one of London City Airport parking options so you can have a look around while you wait for your flight.

Greenwich is just a few miles away, and home to some major attractions such as the Cutty Sark, Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory and Greenwich Park, as well as the O2 Centre, the state-of-the-art entertainment arena with shops, restaurants and a cinema.

The financial district is easy to get to from the airport and home to the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral and London Bridge, whilst further west are many of the major attractions. Popular sites include Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, London Eye, Madame Tussauds, Oxford Street and Covent Garden.