London City Airport (LCY), the fifth busiest airport in the U.K. capital, is located in the Royal Docks area of East London. If you're looking into LCY hotels for reasons of convenience, also consider the interesting heritage of this section of London. The three Royal Docks together comprise the largest enclosed docks in the world, and while their shipping function ceased in the 1980s, the district has been revitalized as a water sports destination. Its closest neighbors are also notable for featuring some of the top tourist attractions in all of London.
Land at London City Airport and you have several transportation options to take you to London hotels. You can rent a car from one of the rental company desks next to the terminal, or get a licensed cab right outside. The airport has a partnership with a local chauffeur company, whose services you can arrange in advance. Or, use the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) link to the London Underground (and above-ground) railway stations throughout East London. Explore the region around London City Airport hotels and discover a remarkable urban landscape dating back to the mid-1800s. With its Olympic-standard rowing course, the London Regatta Centre on the Royal Albert Dock indicates the docks' contemporary use as a water sports hub. The biggest tourist attraction in the area is the Royal Docks Cable Car, a gondola ride up to 300 feet above the River Thames. The ride is especially enjoyable at night when it offers unmatched views of the illuminated Canary Wharf skyline. Disembark in North Greenwich and head to the nearby Royal Observatory, a building commissioned in the 17th century by King Charles II. The monument marks the prime meridian with a steel strip in its courtyard, as well as a laser beam projected into the sky at night. If you want to explore more of this great city, rent a car in London and see it all on your own schedule.
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Sit back just steps from arrivals at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London ExCel. Providing conference facilities, fitness facilities and business services, treat yourself to the fancy surroundings here after that long, cramped flight.
Just a short cab ride from the terminals, the Prince Regent Hotel Excel London could be just what you need. It features complimentary breakfasts, a rooftop terrace and porter facilities. The ibis Styles London Excel is also in the area. Here you can enjoy currency exchange services, onsite dining and business services. Both accommodation options are far better than the airport floor.