London City Airport is an international airport located in the Royal Docks area of London, approximately 6 miles (10 km) east of central London. It is the closest airport to the city center and is primarily used for business and financial travelers, as well as short-haul leisure travelers.
The airport was opened in 1987 and was designed to cater to business travelers with its close proximity to the city center. It is owned by a consortium of investors, including Global Infrastructure Partners and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.
London City Airport has a single runway and a single passenger terminal, which offers a range of facilities for passengers, including shops, restaurants, and bars. There are also facilities for business travelers, such as meeting rooms and executive lounges.
The airport has a range of transportation options for getting to and from central London, including the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), which connects the airport to Bank station in approximately 20 minutes. There are also bus and taxi services available.
1) Using the tube/DLR
Use the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) and jump of on the station suitable for you to travel on with. A map making it all clearer can be found here.
2) Using the bus
Bus number 473 operates between the airport and Stratford, Silvertown, North Woolwich and Prince Regent DLR Station. Bus 474 operates between the airport and Canning Town and North Woolwich.
3) Private taxi
Travel to your accommodation in London from London City Airport with a private taxi. A driver can wait for you in the arrival hall and take you directly to your accommodation, giving you a flying start on your trip to London. You can book and check prices for such transfers below.
Good luck, and enjoy your stay in London!