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A guide to London City Aiport

As the only airport that’s actually inside the city, London City Airport is remarkable in so many ways. Quicker and cheaper to get to than Heathrow or Gatwick, it represents a special portal in and out of the capital. Our London City Airport guide offers a unique insight into the area’s best bars, pubs, restaurants and hotels. Located in the Royal Docks (Newham), the airport sits just six short miles away from the City of London and a mere two miles from Canary Wharf. So inevitably the majority of people who use this crafty little airport earn their keep in the capital’s finance sector. But with just one terminal and a single runway, London City Airport is constantly at the mercy of strict laws surrounding its existence. Much like at Addison Lee, London City Airport have to constantly be aware of safety. Careful dues have to be paid to both the noise made by incoming planes as well as obvious restrictions on how and where those planes fly out of. So much so that only specialist jets and crews are actually allowed to land or take off in this densely populated area. Built in the mid 1980s, London City Airport’s popularity has grown and grown over the past decade or so. And in 2015 4.3m passengers flew in or out of it. Which was a whopping 18% increase on the year previous. And it wasn’t just a one off either, the airport’s popularity has grown steadily every year as it starts to serve more recreational destinations like Mallorca and Milan. Today this is an airport that attracts passengers all year round. Meaning more and more people coming to the area needing a stop off for refreshments, food and even a place to get their head down. Fortunately our London City Airport guide is here to help. Read on to uncover the best restaurants, bars, pubs and hotels nearby.

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