London Stansted is to the northeast of London in the county of Essex, about 55 miles from Liverpool Street mainline train station in London. There is nothing to see in Stansted; it is just an airport which for a lot of visitors is their means of arrival on their way to London.
Rail Take the train to Liverpool Street station in the centre of London where the train terminates. About 55 minutes and £20. Trains run every 15minutes. Liverpool Street station is connected to the London Underground from where you can then travel on the rube network throughout London
Coach National Express will take you to London Victoria coach station in the centre of London in about 1hr45 or 2hrs depending on the time of day. Cost is about £12
Car Hire The following operators are available at the airport: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, National
TaxiTry http://24x7stansted.com/ They quote a figure of about £120 from the airport to Liverpool Street train station in the centre of London for example.
There are a handful of hotels at the airport with restaurants. Here are a few of the mid-range:
We have listed some hotels above near the airport with restaurants. If staying in London here are a few ideas for eating out, but frankly London is *vast* so these are just a few ideas:
- there are loads of Curry places on Brick Lane
- China Town near Leicester Square
- Burger and Lobster. You have a choice of burger or lobster on the menu. Simple.
- The London Eye ferris wheel
- Shakespear at the Globe Theatre
- If you have a whole day – Greenwich! Take a ferry down the River Thames from the Houses of Parliament. Spend the day in Greenwich looking at the Cutty Sark, Naval museum, look at the zero meridian (where zero degrees starts on all maps!) at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich Park. Try the Trafalgar Tavern for a beer by the river