London airport: London City Airport (LCY)

London City Airport

London City Airport is the youngest airport of all the airports around the British capital. It was opened in 1987 and is in the eastern part of the city, near the Docklands, a harbor that was transformed into a modern living and business district. The airport has grown steadily and now processes about two million passengers per year which are mainly business travelers.

Prices are given here in the British pound (£), £1.00 = €1.49 (December 2006).

Address

London City Airport
Royal Docks
London
E16 2PX
Great Britain

Airport codes

IATA airport code: LCY
ICAO airport code: EGLC

Transport

Local transport

Train

There is a station from Docklands Light Railway, this is an automatic metro system that connects the airport with the Docklands (Canary Wharf) and the train and metro station Canning Town (Jubilee Line). The Westline’s end point is near the metro station, Bank, close to the City (Central Line).

Car and bus

The London City Airport is the closest to the center of the city, out of the five London airports. The airport is accessible from the center and West End via the Limehouse Tunnel, from the highway M11 you take the exit to the A406 (North Circular Road).

Since the opening of the DLR-station (see Train), the shuttle bus connections between the airport and London metro stations have been discontinued. Two local buses still go to and from the airport. Line 473 goes every 10 minutes to Stratford, Silvertown, North Woolwich and Prince Regent Station, line 474 goes to Canning Town, North Woolwich and East Beckton via Silvertown.

Car rental - London City Airport

There are counters for car rental companies: Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote. Limousines with a driver can also be hired at the counter of Quay Cars.

Taxi

Taxis are in front of the Arrivals Hall. A ride to the center of London only takes 20-30 minutes and costs approximately £20.00 and a ride to Canary Wharf costs £12.00.

Airport Parking

There are two parking areas, the short-term parking area is closest to the terminal and you pay £6.00 for 1 hour or £9.00 for 2 hours. The long-term parking area is a little further away, there you pay £4.00 for the first hour, £6.00 for the second hour and £25.00 per day. You receive a discount on a parking place if you make a reservation through NCP London City (tel: +44(0)870 013 4509). The Airport Parking Directory website offers a service where you can compare the rates of multiple London City Airport parking suppliers. They work together with Airport Parking Shop.

Services

Services

Hotels

There are no hotels at the airport, but there are hotels all around the nearby Excel Conference Center, such as: Holiday Inn London - Docklands (tel: +44(0)870 990 9692), Sunborn Yacht Hotel (tel: +44(0)20 7059 9100) and Quality Inn (tel: +44(0)20 7474 0011). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.

Shops and restaurants

London City Airport has a good range of restaurants, bars and cafes, both before and after Customs. There are many shops including a Duty Free shop. There is a free service that takes your purchased items to your car (tel: +44(0)20 7646 0155).

Baggage

You can get information about lost and found items at the general information counter, the cost of storing baggage is £2.00 per suitcase per day.

Information

There is a general information counter at the entrance of the airport building (tel: +44(0)20 7646 0088), here you can ask for information about flight schedules, parking and public transportation. There is a counter in the Arrivals Hall to make hotel reservations (British Hotel Reservation Counter).

Business

The Meridian Business Center (tel: +44(0)20 7646 0900) has facilities for a maximum of 120 people, there are meeting rooms and private offices. Audiovisual equipment, secretarial support, internet and catering are available. The LCY Jet Center (tel: +44(0)20 7646 0400) is specialized in the reception and accompaniment of VIPs.

Disabled facilities

The airport is excellently accessible for the disabled. There are adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones. There are parking places reserved for disabled travelers close to the terminal.

Other services

There is wireless internet in the entire airport building, furthermore, there are banks, money exchange offices and ATM's. The First Aid post is on the ground level of the terminal, you can also find a shoe shine service there.

Contact

Contact

Address

London City Airport
Royal Docks
London
E16 2PX
Great Britain

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +44(0)20 7646 0088
Fax: +44(0)20 7474 5747
Email: through the contact form

Airport codes

IATA airport code: LCY
ICAO airport code: EGLC

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