London Stansted Airport is the U.K’s third largest airport and one of the fastest growing airports in Europe. Located 40 miles northeast of the city centre, it is an ideal location to start your adventure in London and the surrounding area of Stansted which offers a huge amount for visitors.
Stansted is home to some fascinating historic sites that can bring visitors back in time. The main historic attraction in the region is Mountfitchet Castle and Norman Village, located just tens minutes from the airport, it is the only recreated Norman Motte and Bailey castle in Europe. Here visitors can truly witness life in a medieval settlement by exploring the Norman village hidden behind the castle walls, wander in and out of the many houses and view the scenes, smell the log fires and feel the ambience of a bygone lifestyle.
A twenty minute drive to the north of Stansted Airport will bring visitors to Britain’s best preserved Second World War airfield. On site there is an Imperial War Museum that is sure to inform and excite all-comers. The airfield dates back to the First World War and boasts rich displays of iconic aircrafts and powerful stories of the men and women involved. With one of the finest collections of tanks, military vehicles and artillery, in their Land Warfare exhibition, patrons can learn how technological development impacted on war and conflict.
London City, only an hours drive away, is one of the world’s most visited cities. London has something for everyone, from history to culture, art and architecture. London’s nightlife is one of the most vibrant and exciting you’ll find in the world offering a huge variety of establishments to suit any taste. Chock full of restaurants that can supply any dish you could ever want, it surely is one of the top destinations in the world.
There are a host of world renowned attractions to visit in London. Take a trip on the London Eye to look over the entirety of the amazing London skyline. Alternatively visit The Shard, the tallest building in London, where visitors can enjoy the views from 800 feet above the busy London streets. Journey into Madame Tussauds and meet your favourite celebrities in wax form. Visit London’s reputed aquarium and come face to face with the aqua life on show or if you’re daring enough go snorkeling with the sharks that inhabit their facilities. Visitors can get a sense of what is to be royal by visiting Buckingham Palace and take the guided tour when available to the public.
The performing arts have a special home in London’s West End and throughout the city’s many boroughs. Visitors can attend world famous musicals, West End shows and cutting edge plays. No matter the night or time of the year theatre is a mainstay and an important aspect of life in London. Venues are plentiful in the city and one can find a variety of live music and live comedy on offer to suit their mood from huge concert halls to smaller intimate settings.
Art lovers continually return to London as it is home to some amazing collections housed in the many galleries across London. Whether you love Old Masters or modern art, contemporary sculpture or Impressionist paintings, London has an art gallery to suit you. The major art galleries of London include the Hayward Gallery, Tate Modern, Royal Academy of Arts and many many more.
This major city boasts one of the finest selections of eateries in the world. Whatever your taste London can provide. There are plenty of fine Michelin-starred restaurants. In the city streets it is the sheer diversity on offer that is extraordinary: from Afghan to Vietnamese, London is a virtual A to Z of world cuisine, and modern British cooking – often championing traditional ingredients such as smoked fish, root vegetables and game – is enjoying a renaissance.
London wouldn’t be the great city it is without offering the vibrant nightlife that calls the city home. Whatever the mood there is a drinking spot suited perfectly for it. Sun yourself on a rooftop bar, enjoy the view at a riverside pub, dress in high fashion for a stylish cocktail bar or watch your favourite team at a sports bar. For those looking to party long into the night they can venture in to the plethora of nightclubs found right across the city.
As with every other aspect of London there is a wide variety of shopping for every consumer need. Ranging from up market shops like Harrods, big London shopping centres like Westfield, and bargain fashions at London’s many markets. Whether you want to spend a little or a lot you will be catered for in London’s many shopping districts.
Europcar Stansted Airport is a perfect location to start your adventure in London and it’s surrounding areas. Our location can cater to leisure customers and business customers, availing of the flexible short, medium and long term business fleet management service offered by Europcar and customers renting a van.
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