Flights from Kolkata to London

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Something for everybody to do in London

Visitors love London, there is just so much to see and do, with attractions and museums to suit all interests, as well as culture, shopping, fine dining, green parkland and riverside walks. London has everything, from the newest attractions of the Olympic Park and the ArcelorMittal Orbit, with its observation platforms, to the ancient history of the Tower of London.

The year in London

London's climate is mild with the highest temperatures occurring between the months of May and September. There is a high possibility of rain all year round. Notting Hill Carnival is held every August bank holiday, while Chinese New Year is celebrated in February. Spring sees the London Marathon and the Boat Race, while Christmas is celebrated on the 25th and 26th December and Easter in March or April.

Things to know before arriving in London

Indian citizens need visas to enter the UK, obtained from Visa Application Centres. London has a traffic congestion charge, costing approximately £12 for driving in the city's inner zones between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Mondays to Fridays. Prices in London are much higher than in India, with inexpensive restaurant meals starting at around £15 per dish. London is also more expensive than other UK cities.

Getting in and getting around the city

All of London's airports are linked to central London via public transport. Heathrow - the Piccadilly Line from T1,2 and 3, takes around 30 minutes and costs about £6. Heathrow Express trains from T1, 2 and 3 to Paddington Station take around 15 minutes and cost about £26. Taxis take around 40 minutes and costs about £33. Gatwick - Gatwick Express from South Terminal to Victoria Station, takes around 30 minutes and costs about £18. A taxi takes around 60 minutes and costs about £25 for one person when 4 people share. Stansted - Stansted Express to Liverpool Street (connects to underground), takes around 45 minutes and costs about £12. A taxi takes around 60 minutes and costs up to £100. Luton - Trains from Luton Airport Parkway to St Pancras take around 40 minutes, costs about £15. London transport consists of buses, trains and underground trains, with single tickets costing around £6 and daily Travelcards between £12 and £15. An Oyster card, with a refundable deposit of around £5 gives a discount on normal costs. Cheap hostels in the city start at around £20 a night, hotels start at about £40 a night.

Flight information Kolkata - London
Flight details Kolkata - London
  • Distance: 7973 km
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