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Stopover At London Luton Airport

| March 14, 2012

Sentry of the Grenadier Guards outside Buckingham Palace in LondonStuck on a stopover at London Luton Airport (LTN) in England? The airport is located roughly 35 miles from downtown London which makes the city an accessible destination for those on long stopovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your London Luton stopover, click here for useful tips.

For the Layover Guide to London Heathrow’s International Airport, CLICK HERE!

If you’re stuck in the London Luton airport during your stopover, there’s plenty to do. The Luton airport has plenty of shopping and eating facilities, as well as an Executive Lounge, Baby Care in the Departure Lounge, and postal facilities.

BT Openzone, a public-access wireless broadband (Wi-Fi) service, is now available at the London Luton airport accessible through hotspots around the airport including all gates and the Executive Lounge.

For London Layover Tours, CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to drop off your bags while you explore during your London Lutin stopover, there are Left Luggage facilities open 24 hours/day in the Check-In Concourse. Charges are £6.00/ €7.50 per item per 24 hours and payments can be made in Sterling, Euro (€5 and €10 notes only) and by credit card.

If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest during your London stopover, there are many hotels of varying price points nearby the hotel in London. For a comprehensive list of London hotels, click here.

If you’re planning on traveling into London during your Lutin stopover, there are a number of transportation options including taxi, rail, bus and coach, and car rental.

LayoverGuide.com’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A London Stopover:

Sightseeing Bus

The hop-on, hop-off bus gives a commentary of the sights as you pass them. Tickets can be purchased right on the bus or online. You can “hop on” at Paddington station, and “hop off” wherever you choose.

Tower of London

At The  Tower of London, you’ll find torture exhibits as well as the famous Crown Jewels which including 530 carat Star at the Jewel House. Beefeaters, who are the walking tour guides, lead the hour-long tours every hour until 3:30p.m.

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace, home to the British monarch, is another favorite sightseeing spot for those with only a short time in London. Victoria, Green Park and Hyde Park Corner are the closest Tube stations. Also, you can catch the changing of the guard, but should check ahead for the schedule as it does not happen every day.

Westminster Abbey and Big Ben

Exit the tube at the Westminster stop. You will first see Big Ben and further down the street Westminster Abbey, where Chaucer, Samuel Johnson, Tennyson, Browning, and Dickens are all buried here.

Cabinet War Rooms

Close to the Abby, you can see the actual underground bunker Winston Churchill used during World War II. Everything there from the wall maps, to Churchill’s cot are authentic.

Windsor Castle

The  900-year-old Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world.

Thorpe Palace

Thorpe Park is London’s most popular attractions and theme parks. It opened as a water park in 1970 however more thrill rides were added later.

None of these activities interest you? Here’s a list of more suggestions of places you can visit during London stopover at the London Luton airport.

Have a suggestion for a London Luton stopover? Leave a comment below!

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