Enjoy your trip to the capital with less hassle by staying near London City Airport
London City Airport is the only international airport situated within London’s city centre. Its ideal location has led it to become extremely popular for travelling professionals going in and out of London, making it the UK’s leading airport for business travel. It is located in close proximity to London’s major business district, Canary Wharf which is why Fraser Place, Canary Wharf, the best luxury hotel near London City Airport, is the perfect choice of accommodation for those travelling to London for work.
From London City Airport you can fly to a large variety of domestic and international destinations, including major business hubs such as Zurich, New York, Berlin and Milan. The airport also hosts a number of major airlines such as British Airways, KLM, Alitalia and Swiss International Airlines. Providing access to major cities make it a convenient airport for corporate travellers.
Learn about the history of London City International Airport
With the grand scale of the city of London, building an airport in the centre seemed an obvious decision. The airport was established and began operating commercial services in 1987 and has since been a great addition to London’s travel industry. Its unique city centre location provides convenience and easy accessibility for people living in the centre of London and for travellers who need to be in the heart of the city when they arrive or depart.
It was not until 2009 that the first transatlantic flight was established at the airport. The British Airways flight ran twice a day to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.
In 2005, rail links were built to provide access from the airport to the city with fast trains to the buzzing business district of Canary Wharf. The handy location of Fraser Place, Canary Wharf makes it the closest hotel to London City Airport and is an idyllic choice for accommodation when in London.
Travelling from your luxury serviced apartment at Fraser Place Canary Wharf is simple. A taxi or car will have you there in 10 minutes. If you are travelling by public transport, the train from Blackwall Station will have you there in 20 minutes. The close proximity to the airport is just one of the many features that make Fraser Place, Canary Wharf so appealing to travellers and professionals as one of the top hotels near London City Airport.
London City Airport plans to expand to eventually accommodate 8 million passengers per year by 2030. This will be an extremely valuable addition to the city of London and its travel and financial industries. As London’s tourism and corporate growth are rapid, it is only natural that the airport hosting these visitors expands with the industry.
Lots of options to keep you busy
If you have a long wait in London City Airport, no need to worry, it can be very enjoyable with the wide variety of dining and shopping options to keep you entertained. The airport provides two lounges available for passengers to purchase entry for. The Business Lounge creates a sense of exclusivity where they can unwind in comfort while enjoying cold food, snacks, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks.
The First Class Lounge, located in the Private Jet Centre Facility, provides first-class luxury for guests by offering luggage to be taken care of from arrival until departure, no queuing, escorts to and from the aircraft, as well as enjoying luxury comforts with delicious food and beverages. The First Class Lounge is a true VIP experience.
Dining at London City Airport
There is an assortment of delectable dining options within the airport which are great if you have a long wait or just feel like a coffee or a glass of wine before your flight. Popular cafés at London City Airport include; Caffè Nero, Espressamenta Illy, Rhubarb Café and Pret A Manger which all serve a selection of coffees, teas, soft drinks, sandwiches and soups. Panoplis features a variety of quality breads and tasty fillings to create unique sandwiches. This is great if you are on your way to catch your flight and need to pick up a last minute snack.
If you are looking for a little self-indulging while waiting for your flight why not visit the City Bar or City Restaurant. Both provide high-class service with desirable menus. The City Bar and City Restaurant capture the sophisticated essence of London which makes for the perfect place to relax before your travels begin.
London City Airport houses a selection of quality shopping that provides everything from last minute essentials to the perfect gifts. For those looking to pick up some reading material or snacks for the flight, there are two WH Smith shops, one before security and one after. There is also a Boots for any forgotten toiletries.
At Dixons Travel you will find the most up to date technology perfectly suited for travellers. Here you can shop for headphones, mobile phones and even laptops, all at unbeatable prices. Shopping at Dixons Travel while at London City Airport is a great way to purchase that item you have been wanting, at a fantastic price.
For the travellers who love to shop, London City Airport has an impressive duty free selection which provides great products at fantastic prices. Aelia Duty-Free Shop is perfect to buy gifts for loved ones or to simply treat yourself. Filled with a large range of wines, spirits, designer fashion, perfumes, cosmetics and confectionaries there is something for everyone at Duty-Free and it is always an exciting and fun part of air travel.
London City Airport offers facilities throughout the airport to ensure passengers have a hassle-free travelling experience. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available to all passengers in the terminal so there is no need to stress about contacting business colleagues or loved ones. Luggage services are also offered; AirPortr Luggage Delivery can be organised so that your luggage is picked up directly from your serviced apartment at Fraser Place, Canary Wharf and transported to the airport. This service can also be arranged for when you land at London City Airport so that your luggage is taken directly to Fraser Place, Canary Wharf. This is a great option for those visiting London on a busy schedule or visitors who want to get straight to the sightseeing of London without the hassle of carrying baggage around with them.
Members of Fraser World, our loyalty rewards programme, are eligible for complimentary airport transfers to and from London City Airport. Sign up for Fraser World today and begin enjoying these unbeatable perks.
London City Airport also offers various other services to passengers such as car parking, car hire, postal services, currency exchange, concierge and special travel assistance. The airport is fully equipped with services and facilities that are convenient to travellers while making their time at the airport pleasurable and stress-free.
London City Airport understands the problems that can arise while travelling and make it their priority to do all that they can to prevent complications and to solve them. Located just 3 miles from Fraser Place, Canary Wharf, it is the ideal airport for guests staying at the hotel, providing convenience and accessibility. We pride ourselves as the best hotel near London City Airport.
London City Airport has been a fantastic addition to air travel as well as extremely beneficial to the City of London. Book your stay at Fraser Place, Canary Wharf today to enjoy the conveniences and handy location of our luxury hotel.