Business Class to London
Cheap Business Class Flights to London
Read on before you book your cheap business class flights to London. We have compiled some helpful information to prepare you for a visit to this iconic global city.
An Introduction to London
London is an enticing mix of grandeur, history, style, and culture. With more than 8 million inhabitants hailing from around the globe, London truly feels, not like the center of the world, but like the world in one city.
While in London
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights this great city has to offer.
What to see and do in London
London has so much to offer people of all ages, with a variety of interests. Some of the top visitor attractions are as follows:
- Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament
- British Museum
- Buckingham Palace
- Covent Garden
- London Eye and County Hall
- St. Paul’s Cathedral
- Tower of London
- Trafalgar Square
- Westminster Abbey
- Victoria and Albert Museum
If you plan on visiting the most popular tourist spots, it may be a wise investment to purchase a pass. The London Pass allows free access to over 60 attractions. Additionally, the ‘with transport’ option includes free fares on all London buses, Tubes and trains. The card is available for one, two, three, or six days, and ranges in price from £47 to £102 for adults. You can buy one at the airport and tourist information offices around London.
Food and Drink in London
Despite a bad reputation for bland and boring food, London has reinvented itself. It has now become one of the most exciting and pioneering dining destinations in the world. There is an ever-expanding number of celebrity chefs vying for Michelin stars. There is truly a multi-cultural population, with each bringing their own flavors and expertise into the mix. The average Londoner has come to expect high-quality cuisine for their money. Recent years have also seen the rise of the gastro pub. Fantastic food, ales, and beers are now being served up in artsy, eclectic pubs all across the capital.
British specialties include fish and chips, cakes, sandwiches, and stews, along with afternoon tea and a full English breakfast. Regional drinks include beer, cider, tea, gin, Pimm’s, and English sparkling wine.
Table service in restaurants is usual, but there are also self-service snack bars. There is no need to leave a tip when buying a drink, but it is common with a meal. Bars are common in the city and they often have a ‘happy hour’ (when prices are reduced) in the early evening. For most hotels, a service charge of 10 to 12% is usual, which may be added to the bill. Also, 10 to 15% is usual for restaurants. If this charge has already been added to the bill, a further tip is not required.
Shopping and Nightlife in London
Items of note to purchase in London include designer jewels, thrifty vintage clothing, cutting edge technology, and London underground and Royal Family themed paraphernalia. Shops are open Monday to Saturday 0930-1800. Many open Sunday from 1200-1800. The late-night opening is on Thursday in the West End and Wednesday in Knightsbridge.
Culture and Nightlife in London
For culture and nightlife, London has plenty to choose from. Stylish bars, underground clubs, and traditional pubs can be found in almost every neighborhood. In theory, there are no fixed closing times and a number of venues have applied for extended or 24-hour licenses. In practice, most pubs and bars still close at 2300. Tickets for most performances are available at the venue site or through Ticketmaster.
When to book your cheap business class flight to London
London is a year-round destination, with the peak period for fares between June and September. If you’re looking for cheap business class flights to London, you can often find lower fares in mid-autumn and spring. Flight time from New York is 7 hours, from Los Angeles is 10.5 hours, from Toronto is 7 hours, and from Sydney is 23 hours.