Flights to London

There are numerous Air France flights available to London

Air France has daily flights to London from Hong Kong with a change at Amsterdam or Paris. The journey time can be as little as about 15 hours depending on connecting times. You'll land either at London City Airport (LCY), which essentially serves the City, London's financial district, or at London Heathrow (LHR) in the western suburbs of the British capital. The airport is linked to central London by the Heathrow Express train service, which takes you to Paddington station, as well as by the Piccadilly underground line. London is the perfect destination for a holiday - good transport links to the world, delightfully different, cosmopolitan and English-speaking.
You can book your airplane ticket to London, directly from the Air France website. Here you'll find the times of flights from Hong Kong to London .

Before you go, here are a few tips to help you prepare your journey to London:

  • Regarding entry requirements for the United Kingdom : check to make sure your passport or ID card has not expired. Hong Kong SAR passport holders do not need a visa to visit the UK.
  • Check the exchange rate between the British Pound Sterling and the Hong Kong Dollar so as to ensure you bring enough funds with you. You can exchange your HKD for pounds before you travel, or upon arrival in a Post Office.
  • Check when the school holidays fall to avoid crowds of school-age children in free attractions such as certain museums.
  • London is 7 hours behind Hong Kong in the summer and 8 hours behind it in the winter.
  • Book your accommodation in good time, not to mention your outings! For example, you can buy seats for London shows in advance.
  • You will not need an electric adapter in the UK as the British 3 pin electricity socket is also found in Hong Kong.

Things to do and see in London

London is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the world . This multicultural megalopolis of some 8 million inhabitants has both a traditional and a more quirky side. London is symbolized by royal residences like Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament at Westminster, Tower Bridge over the River Thames, that oh-so British institution, tea-time and the recreation of the Globe, Shakespeare's theatre. But there's also the skyscrapers and banks of the City, one of the world's leading financial hubs, and the very cosmopolitan district of Soho.
Determinedly open to the outside world London is a trailblazer in fashion, the arts and cultural trends. Oxford Street provides plenty of opportunities for window shopping, as does Harrods, a veritable temple to retail therapy. If you like concerts and shows, you'll love the cultural effervescence that's a hallmark of any stay in London! This British city boasts a thousand and one different faces, some of which are provided by its innumerable bars and pubs. It's also one of the best places in the world to eat out, with modern fine dining and a melting pot of different culinary influences! To help that food go down, take a stroll in Hyde Park and do a little boating on the Serpentine!
The many lines and stations of the London Underground make getting around the British capital easy. This is the oldest metro system in the world, which extends well beyond the limits of Greater London. This makes it a very practical mode of transport for visiting as many sites as possible during your stay in London. It may be a good idea for you to buy a London Pass, which then enables you to visit more than 60 attractions at no further cost - and to skip the queues!
When should you go to London? The best times of year to go to the UK are spring and summer, when the weather is best.
"Mary Poppins", "Notting Hill", "From Hell", "Match Point"…these are just some of the films which have taken the sometimes disconcerting city of London as their setting. Why not find out why, and explore this intriguing European capital for yourself!

Useful websites for your trip to London

All the practical information you need can be found at the official visitor guide to London .
The London Pass will help you to see more London visitor attractions in less time.