Stansted Airfield – 30 miles from London
Stansted Airport, located in Essex, is the UK’s fourth busiest airport, and is situated 30 miles from central London. This airport was built on an ancient Roman burial site and its first runway was constructed in 1942 by the USAAF. It also served as a bomber airfield for the USA Army Air Forces, and the Royal Air Force, in 1943. Various low cost airlines fly out of Stansted, including Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, EasyJet and Ryanair.
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Park & fly with airport parking options like ‘Meet and Greet’ are available. When you park & fly, you receive full parking facility benefits. Bus and train services are provided and the Stansted Express runs from Stansted Airport every 15 minutes, to Liverpool Street and Tottenham Hale stations. Arrival time is under an hour and various connections, via London Underground, are available.
This ensures easy access to and from the airport. A bus shuttle service is also provided, and coaches pick up directly opposite the airport’s main terminal. The bus shuttle service travels to major locations in the city, including Victoria and Baker Street.
West London’s Baker Street has various recommended tourist attractions, including the world famous waxworks museum, Madame Tussauds. The Sherlock Holmes Museum is also located in this area.
The London Eye, at Southbank, delivers amazing panoramic views of London. While here, check out Wonderground, the Hayward Gallery and Royal Festival Hall, at the Southbank Centre. The London Philharmonic Orchestra also performs regularly here. Visit the Newmarket Racecourses, which are located in close proximity to Stansted, for an exciting day at the races.
Stansted Mountfitchet is home a Norman Castle, reconstructed in the 1980s, and in Cambridge, which is only 20 minutes away from Stansted, you’ll discover multiple historical monuments and medieval streets.
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The environment is peaceful and serene and the traditional architecture is quaint and truly captivating. There are plenty of traditional shops here and parking spaces are provided at selected bed and breakfast establishments, for guests with car rentals. Great Dunmow is an ancient market town, with cheap hotels and affordable bed and breakfast accommodation as well.
The shopping center here is vibrant, filled with independent stores and businesses. Bombers Green countryside has an excellent choice of accommodation. Newly renovated pretty thatched cottages, dating back to the 17th century, make perfect b&b’s. You can enjoy all modern facilities, like free Wifi and en-suite bathrooms, in selected cheap hotels too.
Bishops Stortford is another area close to Stansted, with comfortable hotels and cheap rooms at b&b’s or guest houses and hostels (motel style). There’s a great selection of restaurants here and the local museum has lots of interesting exhibitions and interactive activities for children to enjoy.
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You will find many hotels that offer public car parking close to London Stansted airport. Within walking distance from the main terminal via an undercover walkway is the Radisson SAS Hotel. The location of this property could not be better which takes the stress out of getting to the terminal. Public parking is possible on site !
International Airfield in Essex England UK
Name : London Stansted Airport
Information : Parking, easybus, weather
Location : the terminal building is located near the village of Stansted Mountfitchet in the county of Essex, approximately 35 miles or 56 km north of London City Centre.
Other major airports in the region offering international and domestic flights are London Gatwick (LGW), London Luton (LTN), Heathrow Int. Airport (STN), London City (LCY) and Southend Airport (SEN).
Address : Enterprise House, Bassingbourn Rd, Essex CM24 1QW, England, United Kingdom (UK)
IATA Code : STN
Main Airlines : mainly served by EasyJet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Titan Airways, Germanwings, Aurigny Air Services (to Guernsey, Jersey on the Channel Islands), and Pegasus Airlines.
These airlines offer domestic services and scheduled flights to locations across the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.
Terminals : one passenger terminal.
Region : East of England
District : Uttlesford District
County : Essex
Tel. : +44 844 335 1803
The airport is directly linked via the non-stop Stansted Express with London Liverpool Street railway station in central London. Trains leave from Stansted Airport railway station, located at the terminal building. Crosscountry proved rail services to Birmingham New Street, including calls at Cambridge, Peterborough and Leicester.
Bus and Coach Transport
The bus station is next to the terminal building. Express bus or coach services run to London Victoria Coach Station, Liverpool Street Station and Golders Green. EasyBus and Terravision run scheduled coach services between the STN and Central London.
Excel operates a coach service, called Airdirect, to Capel St Mary and Ipswich. Additional route X3 operates to Grays via Brentwood, Ongar, and Basildon. First Group service X22 provide journeys to Clacton-on-Sea.
STN Intl. is accessible via the nearby M11 motorway and A120 road.
Nearest Hotels : in the towns and villages of Stansted Mountfitchet, Takeley, Elsenham, Bishops Stortford, and Great Dunmow.
Things to do and see nearby
House on the Hill Toy Museum (Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8SP, England): nostalgic museum displaying a lot of old toys.
Whoosh Explore (82 Rainsford Road, Essex England UK): experience Kayaking. Take part in a wide range of river tours and trails.
The Gibberd Garden (Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow CM17 0NA, England): fascinating garden created by Sir Frederick Gibberd, located on the road to Sheering. The grounds are filled with sculptures, ceramic pots and architectural salvage.
Much Hadham Forge Museum (Much Hadham Forge Museum, High Street, Much Hadham SG10 6BS, United Kingdom): lovely small museum set in an attractive Grade II listed building.