While not the largest airport serving the capital, London City Airport is still incredibly busy with just over 4 million passengers flying through every year. Unique in the UK, London City airport’s runway is based on a manmade island with bridges out to the banks of the Thames where visitors can park. To help you make the most of the airport’s parking, we’ve created this handy guide to the services available.
Pick-up & Drop-off at London City Airport
There’s a defined pick-up zone at London City Airport for any visitors collecting family and friends that is reasonably priced for up to 30 minutes of use. The pick-up zone is adjacent to the terminal doors making it the ideal place to pick-up or drop-off your passengers. Those planning to stay for longer than 30 minutes will have to pay for short-stay parking.
London City Airport pick-up and drop-off (Latitude: 51.5027775 Longitude: 0.0520557)
London City Airport Short-stay Parking
London City Airport’s short-stay parking area is slightly further away than the pick-up and drop-off section. It boasts fantastic security, with 24 hour CCTV, and the price is reasonable given its location in the heart of the city. While the maximum stay for the carpark is 15 days it is advisable to book long-stay parking if you’re planning to leave your vehicle for longer than a day or two.
London City Airport Short-Stay Parking (Latitude: 51.5027775 Longitude: 0.0520557)
London City Airport Long-stay Parking
The long-stay parking at London City Airport is only slightly further away than the short-stay, keeping it within walking distance of the terminal. However, the pricing isn’t much lower than that of the short-stay carpark, although the value will be felt over a few days of usage. Be aware that there is a maximum stay of 15 days in the long-stay carpark.
London City Airport Long-Stay Parking (Latitude: 51.502719 Longitude: 0.0535823)
London City Airport Meet & Greet Parking
Give your trip to the airport that extra special touch by booking Meet & Greet parking. Simply turn up to the airport and meet with a professional valet who will take your car and secure it in a parking garage until your return. Then when you require your car you can simply alert the valet, who will meet you with it at the terminal doors.
If you’re planning on travelling to the airport the night before your flight and staying at a hotel you’ll find an incredible selection of options due to the airport’s location in the centre of the capital. Be on the lookout for rooms that come with deals on parking or other packages at the airport as many of the nearby hotels offer these services.
Helpful Hints For Visiting London City Airport
You can’t sleep in the terminal: As London City Airport is not a 24 hour airport it is not possible to sleep in the terminal. If you are planning to stay overnight you will need to book at one of the hotels in the city.
Both carparks have a maximum stay: It’s worth remembering that both the long- and short-stay carparks have a maximum stay of 15 days. If you are planning to be away from your vehicle for any longer than this you will need to make other arrangements.
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