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8 hours in London airport

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8 hours in London airport

We are in the London airport 8 hours Can we leave the airport? What can we do?

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1. Re: 8 hours in London airport

Yes, but is that 8 hours from touch-down to lift-off, or 8 hours from getting through to arrivals, to 2 hours pre-departure?

Windsor or London (possibly) come to mind as popular layover jaunts.

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2. Re: 8 hours in London airport

"The London airport" ???

London has five airports, arguably more. So we need to know where you are arriving before giving any advice. Flight and times will help too.

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3. Re: 8 hours in London airport

I'm assuming it's Heathrow, if so get the tube to central London, it takes about 50 minutes, you also don't give a time which is important if you want to visit something.

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4. Re: 8 hours in London airport

The London Airport is always Heathrow. All the rest are prefaced by the word 'A'. See Peabody and Shrivner's English Usage in Respect of Airports (Published by Arcadia in 2009).

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6. Re: 8 hours in London airport

I think that the reference to 'London Gatwick' as the 'Croydon Aerodrome' was inserted by Shrivner himself just for devilment, Henneth. However, it is well known in the travel trade that London Gatwick cherrypicked much of Croydon's most lucrative business in the final days of that great aerodrome. Indeed, I still read Agatha Christie's "Death in the Clouds" just to bring back nostalgic memories of the Croydon era I knew and loved back in the 1920s.

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7. Re: 8 hours in London airport

If you are arriving at Heathrow in the morning, then it is just possible that you will have time to visit Windsor. You would want to pre-arrange a driver and car. It is about a 15 ride to Windsor. If you land at 8:00am, it will probably take you about an 1 to 1 1/2 hours to clear immigration. Assuming that luggage is carry-on or checked through, you should be able to get to the car by 9:30 ish and be in Windsor by 10:00 at latest. If your flight leaves Heathrow at 4:00 and is international, you'll need to be back at the airport by 1:00, so will need to leave Windsor by 12:30ish. That gives you 2 1/2 hours. Maybe time to tour castle. OR time to wander the town and shop. Probably not both. LaruaRW is the local Windsor 'expert' and can recommend car companies and give you good links to info. (Taxis would work but would cost LOTS more).

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