London Stansted Airport is a small modern airport in Stansted Mountfitchet in Essex and an alternative airport for visitors to London and the south of England. It is a busy airport, especially with charter and budget flights. The city of London is 48 km and an easy drive with your car hire from Stansted Airport. Stansted Airport has 1 terminal with 5 satellites and is bright and modern. There are ATMs and a bureaux de change for all your money needs and information desks, if you have any enquiries. Shower facilities are available for the weary traveller and there is internet access if you wish to surf the net. Executive lounges can be accessed by business class passengers or for a small charge. The airport offers family facilities as well as business services and there are over 60 shops and cafes to keep you busy. You can shop for everything from electronics to fashion or those last minute travel items and there is a chemist and newsagents. If you need to eat there are 19 cafes, restaurants and bars including Frankie and Benny’s, Crepe Affaire and Est bar.
Many visitors use Stansted Airport as an alternative to the busier London airports. Of course, when visiting London, you are spoilt for choice with many attractions and landmarks to see. You could start at the Tower of London and take a boat cruise along the River Thames and see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Take a trip on the London Eye to see fantastic views all over the city. Go to Buckingham Palace and see the changing of the guard or see the famous lion statues at Trafalgar Square. St Paul’s Cathedral is worth a visit and if you like art, there is the Tate Modern. Museums are in abundance in London; just two are the British Museum and the National History Museum. There are plenty of shopping and eating opportunities too around Oxford Street and Knightsbridge and you can also look out for bohemian Covent Garden and Soho. London has great nightlife too and something for everyone, why not have dinner at a top restaurant and see a show in the West End.
Out and about with your car hire at Stansted Airport, you can explore the beautiful countryside of East Anglia. The grand university city of Cambridge is a short drive away along with the pretty waterside cathedral town of Ely.