Points of Interest: London Transit

Gatwick Airport

General Information
Address: Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, RH6 0NP
Airport Code: LGW 
General Information: 0844 892 0322
Lost Property: 01293 503162 or gatwick.lostproperty@excess-baggage.com
Website: www.gatwickairport.com or @Gatwick_Airport

The UK's second-largest airport (behind Heathrow) and "the most efficient single-runway airport in the world" (seems to repeat the negative, that), Gatwick is not terribly flashy, but not ... (continue... )

Heathrow Airport

General Information
Address: Hounslow, Middlesex, TW6
Airport Code: LHR
General Information: 0844 335 1801
Lost Property: 0844 824 3115 or missingx.com
Website: www.heathrowairport.com or @HeathrowAirport

Ah, Heathrow--London's main link to the outside world, resplendent in all the main airport offenders: infinite queues, bad food, draconian security and the acrid scent of 'the British on holiday.' Or as PM Hugh Grant once noticed, ... (continue... )

London City Airport

General Information
Address: Hartmann Road, London, E16 2PX
Airport Code: LCY
General Enquiries: 020 7646 0088/0000
Website: www.londoncityairport.com or @LondonCityAir

With its one wee runway squeezed over the water between the old George V and Royal Albert Docks, City is London's smallest and most central airport (six miles from the City of London, 22 minutes from Bank station). Where once stevedores ate pie and mash, stockbrokers are ... (continue... )

London Luton Airport

General Information
Address: Navigation House, Airport Way, Luton, Bedfordshire LU2 9LY
Airport Code: LTN
General Enquiries: 01582 405100
Lost Property: 01582 395219 or lostproperty@ltn.aero
Website: www.london-luton.co.uk or @LDNLutonAirport

You have to admire branding at work: appending "London" to "London Luton Airport" is perhaps slightly wishful thinking, seeing as the facility is located 35 miles north of Central London. That ... (continue... )

London Stansted Airport

General Information
Address: Stansted Airport, Essex CM24 1QW
Airport Code: STN
General Enquiries: 0844 335 1803
Lost Property: 0844 824 3109 or stn.lostproperty@bagport.co.uk
Website: www.stanstedairport.com or @STN_Airport

It might be tucked away on a former Roman burial site in the middle of the dull Essex countryside, but Stansted Airport has one thing going for it--it's amazingly simple. One terminal (and quite a nice one too, ... (continue... )