London is the large, multicultural capital of the United Kingdom, home to a diverse range of people and has plenty to keep any visitor busy. You can begin by exploring the city’s regal history at Buckingham Palace, Horse Guard’s Parade and the Tower of London, then head into Soho for lunch at an alfresco café. Trafalgar Square, with its four large lions and fountains, is an impressive sight, as are Big Ben and the London Eye on the other side of the Thames. Shopping is a serious business in upmarket Knightsbridge, but you can always search for bargain clothing, gifts, and jewelry at Covent Garden or Camden Market.
Flying to London
1. Which airports serve Athens to London?
From Athens, planes bound for London leave Athens International Airport, a large facility which serves the Attica region. Flights from Athens into London can arrive at one of four airports, all of which deal with domestic and international flights. London Heathrow is situated 32km west of the city center, while Stanstead Airport is 64km north. Gatwick Airport is 45km south and London Luton Airport is 58km to the north of the capital. Each airport has excellent links into London.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Athens to London?
Most flights between Athens and London are scheduled by British Airways, but other operators like Ryanair, EasyJet and Wizz also offer daily direct flights on this route.
3. How long is the flight?
The journey time between London and Athens is 3 hours and 55 minutes. Greece is 2 hours ahead of UK time.
4. Climate changes between Athens and London
As the hottest of all European capitals, Athens is bathed in sun for most of the year. Rainfall is infrequent, even in the slightly milder winter months. In London, the weather is highly seasonal, with warm springs, hotter summers, mild autumns and cool winters. British people expect rain at any time of year, but it is more common in spring and winter.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The Pound Sterling is the official UK currency, it is easy to obtain via an ATM, bank or foreign exchange bureau. Credit cards are a very popular form of payment and are accepted by almost all shops and restaurants. The UK issues a standard visitor visa of up to six months which can be obtained online, but these are not required by most European residents.
If you are coming from the warm sunshine of Athens, the slightly less predictable weather in London means that packing a sweater is vital!
You can choose a museum in London based on your interests, the imposing Natural History Museum has a large dinosaur exhibition, along with fossils, artifacts and taxidermy creatures from all over the world. Nearby, the Science Museum has a lunar module, alongside massive industrial pieces of machinery and smaller everyday objects. The two Tate Galleries house the largest collection of UK art treasures in the country, while Madame Tussauds lets you get up close to very lifelike waxworks of celebrities. In the evening, the O2 arena hosts concerts from world-famous stars or you can visit a theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue to see a musical or play. There are some great restaurants to enjoy in London, many ran by chefs that have found fame through television appearances. The choice of cuisines is huge. For dining, there is definitely something for everyone in London.
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|< 7 days||€181||€294|
Cheapest Day To Fly from Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom
We've examined 215,181,508 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom flights.
|Month||Origin||Destination||Carrier||Depart Date||Return Date||Stops||Price|
|September||Athens, Greece||London, United Kingdom||Sky Express||9/29/23||10/10/23||0||€181|
|October||Athens, Greece||London, United Kingdom||Sky Express||10/5/23||10/6/23||0||€180|
|November||Athens, Greece||London, United Kingdom||Sky Express||11/27/23||12/4/23||0||€160|
|December||Athens, Greece||London, United Kingdom||Sky Express||12/4/23||12/6/23||0||€146|
|January||Athens, Greece||London, United Kingdom||Turkish||1/17/24||1/31/24||1||€190|
|February||Athens, Greece||London, United Kingdom||Sky Express||2/2/24||2/6/24||0||€160|
|March||Athens, Greece||London, United Kingdom||Sky Express||3/5/24||3/6/24||0||€160|
|April||Athens, Greece||London, United Kingdom||Aegean||4/25/24||5/5/24||0||€170|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom is €215.
The average price for direct flights from Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom is €193.
One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom is €85.
The average price for round trip flights from Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom is €186.
Athens, Greece to London, United Kingdom Airports
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