London is quite well-served by international airports. There’s four obvious ones that make a claim to be serving London to international jet-setters; LHR and LGW are familiar ones (Heathrow and Gatwick) and LTN and STN are the dubious ones (London Luton? and London Stansted?). But there’s also LCY. Yes, London City Airport. In the heart of Docklands. Well in the heart of somewhere near Silvertown near North Woolwich I suppose. I used it for the first time the other day, and I would say that it’s, er, quite alright really. It’s small, and I like that. It’s only 5 minutes from the plane to the street. And that’s because there aren’t huge crowds of people to cater for due to the fact that the planes that use this airport hold far fewer people than the planes that use the big airports. But the great thing about this airport is that it’s only two DLR stops from the Jubilee Line, which is my tube line home.

London City Airport station on Docklands Light Railway.
(Taken with my cameraphone as I waited 6 mins having just missed a train.)

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