DAILY FLIGHTS TO LONDON HEATHROW (LHR) FROM THE US
At SAS, we offer daily flights to London from seven departure locations across the US. Each flight will have a layover in Oslo, Stockholm or Copenhagen.
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SEVEN DEPARTURE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE US
East to west, north to south – we offer flights to London from seven departure locations across the US. Choose between daily flights, with a short layover in Oslo, Stockholm or Copenhagen from:
• Boston (BOS)
• Chicago (ORD)
• Los Angeles (LAX)
• Miami (MIA)
• New York (EWR)
• San Francisco (SFO)
• Washington DC (IAD)
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ENJOY EXTRA BENEFITS WHEN YOU FLY WITH SAS
Your journey to the regal British capital should be a breeze. Here at SAS, we’ve got everything covered – before, during and after the flight. What’s always included in your flight from the US to London:
• 50 lb. of baggage with SAS Go
• 24-hour return policy
• Online check-in
• Seat selection 22 hours prior to departure
• Music, movies and games on personalized screens
• Power outlets
• Wi-Fi (on retrofitted planes)
• Meal, snacks and beverages
• Newspapers in our app
• Child discount up to 90%
Download our app – book your flight to London, check the latest news, find out important flight information – all from your mobile phone or tablet. In addition, we still always offer great deals on flysas.com
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UP TO 90% DISCOUNT FOR CHILDREN
The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben – London is full of sights and attractions for the whole family. When traveling with children, we offer special discounts based on the age of your child. Children under two years of age (0-23 months) can enjoy a discount of up to 90% when they sit on their parent’s lap during the flight. Children under the age of 12 (2-11 years) can enjoy a discount of up to 25% with their own seat aboard the plane.
GET ADDITIONAL OFFERS AND BENEFITS WITH EUROBONUS
EuroBonus gives you even more to look forward to when you fly. The largest loyalty and frequent flyer program makes your travel easier and more comfortable. Signup at no cost and the more you fly, the more benefits you receive. At SAS, we’ve also gone a step further. Accumulate points on hotel stays, car rental, gasoline and even everyday purchases. Redeem your points for new flights, upgrade, tickets, hotel stay or gift cards with SAS or with one of our exciting partners.
UPGRADE YOUR TICKET FOR ACCESS TO OUR EXCLUSIVE LOUNGES
Start your journey off right. Upgrade your flight ticket for exclusive access to our premium lounges. Inside, you will find a free buffet, including refreshments such as coffee, tea, wine and beer. In addition, there are quiet places to work or take a restful nap. Redeem EuroBonus points to upgrade as well.
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LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT (LHR)
London Heathrow Airport is located roughly 13 miles west of central London, and there are a number of transport options to quickly whisk you away to your final destination. Additionally, whether you’re looking to pick up a last minute souvenir or shop at a luxury brand, there are dozens of shops selling hundreds of British and international brands, and if you’re looking for a bite, Heathrow also boast a numbers of restaurants, cafes, fast food points and bars. WiFi is free within the airport, so you can check flight stats, routes or surf the web.
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TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT
When you land at Heathrow, there are a number of public transport options to get to central London. The easiest is the Heathrow Express, the fast train that leaves directly from the airport. You will arrive at a central London station, Paddington Station, in no more than 15 minutes. From here, there are four London Underground lines running to different destination throughout the city.
In addition, the Heathrow Connect also runs from the airport to local stations in west London every 30 minutes, with a duration of 30 to 50 minutes depending on the destination. There are also a number of buses running to and from the airport throughout the night. Taxis are also available, located outside all five terminals at the airport.
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CAR HIRE IN LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORT
Car rental from Heathrow airport is also quick and convenient, giving you the flexibility to explore the quant English countryside or any other point on the island. You can do a quick search of rental cars via our website. Here you get a simple overview of prices, car rental and vehicle availability.
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TRANSPORT IN LONDON
London has an extensive and well-developed public transport system, making it quick and easy to travel to all points throughout the city. The metro, known as the Tube, has eleven lines and has trains running very frequently. This is the fastest way to get around the city. The train service regularly runs from 5:00 am to 12:30 am on most routes. Night service begins on Friday and Saturday for the Victoria and Central Lines. All night services for the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines are scheduled to begin soon as well.
It’s also possible to get a more relaxed, authentic experience by traveling in the famous red double-decker buses. This is a pleasant and interesting way to get around and see many of the main sights. In addition, the black taxis are also worth considering for your trip. Here you can really stretch your legs, and have space to put some bags – in case you want to do a little shopping. The mini taxis tend to be less expensive, but they must be ordered in advanced and cannot be hailed from the street.
More about public transport in London here
BUY A LONDON TRAVELCARD OR OYSTER CARD
London is an expansive city, and it will be necessary to either travel with public transport or taxi at some point during your journey. The London Travelcard lets you travel as often as you like on the metro, national trains, Docklands Light Rail and Tramlink in unlimited amounts during the designation time period. Travelcards can be purchased for either one or seven days and are issued as paper tickets from the visitor shop or online before you travel. Children under the age of 11 also travel free on the Tube, DLR and London Overground when traveling with a paying adult.
Another option is to purchase the Oyster Card. This is a smartcard that you simply just tap on the reader for access to the bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail, River Bus and most National Rail Services in London. You can purchase the card ahead of time to be delivered to your home address or at any rail station in the city.
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LONDON - A MODERN OLD TOWN
London is a modern, cosmopolitan city with deep historical roots. Settlements have been present on the territory since the Bronze Age, but it was not until the Romans in 43 AD that a real town was founded – so essentially London has been a major settlement for about 2 000 years. For many years, it was not just London that flourished, but the British Empire as a whole. As the Empire grew, the city became more and more important on a global scale. It peaked in 1924, when the British Empire controlled roughly 24% of the known world as of 1920. You can see many historic buildings with the city’s historical city center, which is a little over one square mile – and known as “The Square Mile” or “The City”.
Today, London is one of the leading global cities, accelerating in areas such as arts, commerce, entertainment, finance and fashion. It is also the most visited city in the world in terms of international travelers. Additionally, there are many expats that call London home and many cultures have shaped the city into what it is today – with more than 300 languages spoken throughout.
The city on the banks of the Thames River had been an important settlement for several millennia before the Romans founded it in 43 AD. By the 2nd century, it already boasted roughly 60,000 inhabitants. In the fifth century, with the fall of the Roman Empire, London was all but abandoned. A few were left inside of its walls, mostly surviving by fishing and farming, but it ceased to be the thriving town it had once been just a century before. A new town appeared soon after, however, on the site of the Covent Gardens. Though it was smaller than the original Roman London, with approximately 10,000 inhabitants.
London was “re-founded” be Alfred the Great in the 886 AD. Through the 9th and 10th century, there were a series of Viking attacks, and when the Normans invaded from France, William I – also known as William the Conqueror – took control and set up a stronghold to guard the city, known as the Tower of London. As the city grew in the next centuries, it became overpopulated and unsanitary. The Black Death reached London in 1348 to 1349, and despite a large death toll, the city quickly recovered – by the end of the Middle Ages the population was roughly 70 000.
The British Empire, founded between the 16th and 18th centuries, was once the world’s largest. When at its peak, it was a superpower for more than a full century and London was its capital. As the wealth and power of the Empire grew, so did London. This had a great impact on the development of the city. It attracted immigrants from all over the world and it was able to build itself up from the wealth and riches of its power.
DURING AND AFTER WORLD WAR II
On September 7, 1940, the first Blitz began and this continued until May 1941. Large parts of the city were completely destroyed and by the end of the war, roughly one-third lay in ruins. Many shopping streets, the Bank of England and the Stock exchange only received minimal damage, but large parts of the city had to be rebuilt at the end of the war. This great destruction meant, however, that planners could organize the city as they wished, which included integrating many more green spaces. By the 1950s, the city was booming, fueled by industry. Also during this time, many more immigrants began moving into the city, especially from the West Indies and Asia. Today, it’s one of the most multicultural cities on earth, and is truly an international metropolis.
SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS IN LONDON
There are many exciting and interesting sights to see when you travel to London. The historic buildings and rich cultural elements are a must-see, and make sure you get a unique view of London from the world-famous London Eye. If discovering the old isn’t enough, London is also full of amazing modern architectural gems, wonderful galleries, museums, theaters and concerts. Visit one of the many famous parks, or sip on a warm cup of tea in a cozy café. The city truly has something for everyone – no matter where you come from, what language you speak or what you’re looking for.
DISCOVER THE OLD LONDON
London has many historic sights that ooze old English charm. To start the day in true British style, stop by E. Pellicci’s. This London institution has been serving a delicious and classic English breakfast since 1900.
From there, head to Buckingham Palace – a site known and loved by people all over the world. Since 1837, it’s been home to the British Royal Family and today it houses Queen Elizabeth II and is protected by the world-famous guards in the distinctive red uniforms and bearskin hats. Each day at 11 am (10 am on Sunday) make sure you get there to see the changing of the guard.
Another iconic London attraction is the Tower of London, the city’s oldest and most popular attraction. Though it has a grim and bloody history dating back to its construction in 1078, the building has served as a prison, museum and now houses England’s crown jewels.
THE 10 BIGGEST TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN LONDON
As London is such an expansive city with a seemingly limitless amount of sights and attractions to see, we’ve listed the 10 most famous for quick and easy reference on your upcoming trip.
The 10 largest tourist attractions in London:
1. St. Paul's Cathedral
2. Hampton Court
3. Changing of the Guards (at Buckingham Palace)
4. British Museum (the oldest museum)
5. National Gallery
6. Westminster Abbey
7. Madame Tussaud's
8. House of Parliament
9. Tower of London
10. Victoria and Albert Museum
SHOPPING IN LONDON
London is one of the liveliest shopping cities in the world. Here, you can find giant shopping malls, quaint little shops, vintage stores, a number of world-famous street markets and much more. Londoners are more interested in unique and quality items, whether its vintage or couture, expect attention to detail. As well, there isn’t one distinctive “shopping area” in the city, instead they’re spread out all over so make sure you plan your day with care, and don’t forget to pack to some sustenance – you will definitely run out of energy before London runs out of shops.
KNIGHT BRIDGE AND SOUTH KENSINGTON - HARRODS
If you’re looking for elegance and exclusivity, look no further than Knight Bridge and South Kensington. The wealthy neighborhood boast top department store Harrods, a London institution. You can find basically anything your heart desires inside its massive walls – albeit at a hefty price tag. Gucci, Prada, Fendi and many other exclusive brands are found on Sloane Street and for home décor, the best residential shops are found in South Kensington.
SOHO AND COVENT GARDEN
SoHo and Covent Garden are two of London’s most creative and dynamic neighborhoods. SoHo has many modern bars, clubs and restaurants, while Covent Gardens is famous for its market halls. Both places are the ideal stop if you’re looking for alternative or vintage design. For a great find, spend some time exploring the small streets – here you’re sure to discover something exciting and unusual.
Many of the young and talented designers from the famous design school, Central St. Martin’s, often sell their clothes at markets, such as Camden, Spitalfields and Portobello Road markets, as well as small shops around the East End and Bermondsey. Head to one of these spots to snag a truly one of a kind piece.
ART AND CULTURE IN LONDON
London boasts a wealth of cultural attractions, from theater to opera, live concerts to film and all that’s in between – you wouldn’t expect any less from the home of Shakespeare, would you? As a perpetual innovator in the realms of art and culture, London’s modern scene is constantly reinventing itself, based on the ideas of creativity, imagination and freedom of thought. The city is also home to number of prestigious museums and art galleries, showcasing both world-class classic and contemporary pieces.
THE BRITISH MUSEUM
The British Museum is one of the largest art museums in Europe, complete with a huge collection of more than four million art and cultural treasures. Founded in 1753, it was the first national public museum in the world, with the foundation of the collection coming from physician, naturalist and collector Sir Hans Sloane. During his lifetime, he accumulated more than 71 000 objects, which he wanted to be preserved after his death. Thus, he bequeathed the entire collection to King George II in his will.
One of the most interesting objects is the Rosetta Stone, which made it possible to first decipher the hieroglyphs. You can also see artifacts from the ancient Parthenon as well as an impressive Egyptian sculpture gallery with many ancient mummies of Egyptian pharaohs.
MODERN ART IN LONDON
London has a thriving modern art scene, with many museums, galleries and exhibitions showcased throughout the city. One of the most interesting in the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea – here you can find modern art pieces from several of England’s most promising young artists. As well, the Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE THEATRE
The Globe Theatre, just south of the Thames River, was where William Shakespeare premiered most of his pieces. The original building was built in the 1500s, but burned in 1613. It was reconstructed in 1997 and is mainly used today to showcase many of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. It’s possible to get a tour of the famous theatre as well as purchase tickets for a live show. There are also often concerts and film screenings in the building as well.
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FOOD AND NIGHTLIFE IN LONDON
While British food hasn’t always had the best reputation, London has undergone a culinary revolution as of late and today boasts an impressive array of restaurants. The global diversity of cuisine is on par with New York City, and you can taste dishes from all over the world – from the traditional English breakfast to Venezuelan arepas and Japanese Kobe beef. And while visitors would have been hard-pressed to find a budget eat in London in the past, that’s no longer the case.
CHEAP RESTAURANTS IN LONDON
Some of the best food in London is cheap, quick and delicious. In the SoHo district, stop by Balls & Company, a casual eatery serving fuss-free foods, crafts beers and local wines at budget-friendly prices. If you’re a fan of Chinese food, drop by Baozi Inn in Chinatown to taste a number of classic northern Chinese dishes for cheap prices. The Borough Market is also one of London’s most famous food markets and there is something here for every budget.
TRADITIONAL AFTERNOON TEA IN LONDON
There are few things more English than afternoon tea. Naturally, there are many locations throughout London where you can indulge your inner Brit, enjoying a warm cup of tea with scones, pastries or a delicious sandwich. It’s also possible to combine this classic English experience with a boat ride on the Thames. This includes multiple servings while you sail past the city’s most famous sites. Fortnum & Mason also serves a delicious afternoon tea with all the classic fixings for the complete experience.
A RICH NIGHTLIFE IN LONDON
London’s nightlife scene is eclectic, diverse and constantly changing. From the über-pricey places in Chelsea, to the alternative, artistic Peckham, variety is the spice of London when the lights go down. You’ll find some of the most delicious cocktails at Andina in Shoreditch, with a unique Peruvian atmosphere. If you enjoy a drink with a view, head to The Roof Gardens in Kensington, the bar at the top includes flamingos, fruit trees, fish swimming upstream, and of course, some delightful thirst quenchers. London also has many exciting clubs, including Cargo, located under the railway.
FACT BOX: LONDON
Phone Code: +44
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