If you are lucky enough to gain few hours of break in any of the London airports you must be prepared to take the chance to explore this beautiful capital city. London has six international airports and busiest of them are Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. They are located miles away from the city centre and still surrounded offer easy access some very interesting places. Most attractions can be easily accessed by means of a taxi from London airports. Read on to find out about major places of interest found near these airports.
Heathrow is 15 miles away from Central London and taxis can shuttle between the two places in just few minutes. Small towns such as Denham and Southall near Heathrow offer a wide range of eateries and pubs to unwind. Southall is home to Little India and has several stores offering ethnic Indian wear and mouth watering Indian snacks. The Windsor Castle is only few minutes away from Heathrow and it is one of the Royal Residences of the Queen. A little further down is the Legoland Windsor, a theme park for children.
It is the second busiest airport in UK and is located 29 miles away from Central London. If you are feeling bored at Gatwick, take a short minicab drive to Chessington World of Adventures in Surrey. It is the largest theme park in UK and also has a Sea Life Centre. Another important attraction in Surrey is the Epsom Racecourse that is home to the famous Derby Festival. For travellers who wish to catch up on some good entertainment there is the Archway Theatre located right under the arches of Horley railway station. For museum lovers in Gatwick, there is the Gatwick Aviation Museum with exhibits of most extraordinary aircrafts.
Stansted is located 30 miles from the city centre and is surrounded by beautiful landscapes. London is home to several museums and a trip to London is never complete without visiting one of them. The closest museum to Stansted is the House on the Hill Toy Museum, a very interesting place worth exploring with kids. Close to the museum is Mountfitchet Castle for history lovers. Travellers who wish to have a quiet and serene picnic near Stansted can drive down to the Hatfield Forest Nature Reserve.