London City Airport Guide

Welcome to the London City Airport Guide! We are an independent guide to the airport created to help you navigate your way to, from and around London City Airport.

Did you know?

Although only 12 airlines operate from the airport, you can reach more than 50 destinations!

Latest flight figures show that over 5.1 million passengers have used the airport.

It’s the smallest of the London Airports.

It’s the only London airport actually in London! It lies 6 miles from the city centre, 3 miles from Canary Wharf and just a 1 mile from the ExCel

Find a Taxi

Browse our list of trusted local taxis firms around London City Airport.

book a taxi

Rent a Car

Visit London City Airport’s Car Hire Centre.

book car hire

Find a Hotel

Get a good nights sleep the night before you fly in a local hotel.

airport hotel

Who We Are

The Airport Guides Network; Independent Information for the Traveller

Your guide to the Airport – the Airport Guides were created to help the traveller find their way to, through, and from, UK airports. We run a network of unofficial guides to more than 20 UK airports and are always keen to hear your thoughts and experiences when it comes to air travel; the good, the bad and the ugly!

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London City Airport News

    London city Airport announces a new art commission

    Anne Hardy has started working on this new public art commission called Destination London. She was picked from a shortlist of artists from East London by the local committee, which includes London City Airport.

    Destination London is part of a bigger project where the Line’s plans to create a public art walk from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the O2. The art commission will have a sequence of six images that will be made using the cameraless technique. These images will be produced from the natural foliage located around the airport, on the airfields, the original dockside, and the wild spaced around Bow Creek. She will also use exotic plant species that can be found in nearby urban gardens and allotments.

    The aim of the project is to show the long history of London as a place of trade and travel by using the plants that have entered into the city for thousands of years.

    art commission

    Hardy says “The Thames connects us literally to past trade and the people who have travelled here over its surface. The surrounding landscape of tidal flows and post-industrial development forms a kind of archaeology in flux, which holds within it a parallel botanic universe of international plants. Many of these were brought here by people; for food and connection to home cultures, as well as for trade and botanic research”.

    This art commission will be unveiled for all to see this summer. It will be located in the international arrivals corridor of London City Airport. Make sure you pop in and have a look if you can, we are sure it will be a beautiful display!

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    How to get your Marmite on the plane - London City Airport

    Whether you love or hate it, a lot of people seem to be travelling with it!

    Yes, Marmite has been revealed as the most confiscated branded food item (more so than Harrods jams and Lyle’s Golden Syrup) at London City Airport security.

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    New London City Airport riverboat pier under construction

    Work has begun on a new construction project at London City Airport.

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    London City Airport breaks passenger records

    London City Airport recently had its busiest week ever after the Docklands hub, traditionally a popular choice for business flyers, due to the increase in holidaymakers travelling on leisure flights. saw a significant rise in passengers using the airport for leisure trips, too.

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    London City ban plastic straws

    London City Airport has become the first UK airport to implement a ban on plastic straws in an attempt to reduce unneeded waste.

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