London City Airport is the most recent addition to the capital’s portfolio of airports, having only opened in 1987.
It’s proximity to the financial districts of London makes it a popular choice for business travellers visiting the city for face-to-face meetings.
With the aforementioned business travellers accounting for a large number of journeys at London City Airport, Frankfurt and Luxembourg are two of the most frequented destinations. There are also many arrivals and departures from tourist destinations, with Majorca and Malaga being popular during the summer months, while Zurich and Geneva during the winter months.
British Airways flights account for a lot of the air traffic to and from London City Airport, with KLM, Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines also proving to be popular carriers.
Being the smallest of the capital’s airports, there are fewer facilities available at London City Airport than there are at the larger airports in the city. With that being said, there are still opportunities to pick up those last minute essentials, duty-free goodies or, if you have enough time, treat yourself to a pampering session at the spa.
The location of London City Airport means that the number of flights is limited. However, more than 100,000 passengers pass through the airport each week on average, with the busiest period coming during the winter months. In this busier period, many passengers choose the airport as a convenient hub for winter skiing holidays.
Situated in the Royal Docks area of the River Thames, just 3.1 miles east of the Canary Wharf business district in the capital, London City airport has great transport connections to the Crescent Hotel. The airport on the Docklands Light Rail (DLR) line which links directly to the London Underground.
Once you arrive at the airport, head over to the terminal building and towards the DLR platforms. There are multiple ways to reach the Crescent Hotel from here but we recommend this one. You can use your Oyster Card or contactless payments on any service from this station.
Take a train to Stratford International, it should be 9 stops away. Once you reach Stratford International, change onto a Southeastern service train to London St. Pancras. It will be a direct train and should put you within a 7 minute walk of the Crescent Hotel.
After exiting the station, you should come out onto Pancras Road, just off Euston Road. Cross the street and head right on Euston Road for approximately three mins. On your left, Mabledon Place should be appear. Take that left and head down the road until you reach Cartwright Gardens. There you’ll see our Hotel, perched behind the trees. You can’t miss it.