Private Jet Charters to London
One of the iconic cities of the world, London is an urban landscape with contrasts of modern and ancient architecture overlooking an incredible mix of culture. This global hub with roots in the Roman Empire is today a heavyweight in the areas of international banking, fashion and culture. With so much to offer there is no doubt why London is one of the most visited cities in the world.
The Roman name Londoninium originally was in reference to the “square-mile” area of land that it once occupied. Now a gargantuan metropolis, London has thirty-two distinct boroughs and over ten-million inhabitants.
After Rome’s fall London would grow under rule by Anglo-Saxons and then Norsemen; becoming a major trading hub of medieval times. England as a nation would grow up along with the city becoming a power on the European continent and then the world.
Similar to New York and Paris, Spring and Fall are the best times to visit London. Our favorite is October as the weather is cool enough to walk through the sights without working up a sweat and you can take in a football match from one of London’s several Premier League teams; Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham, Crystal Palace or Queens Park Rangers.
In the visually stunning neighborhood of Mayfair, amongst designer boutiques and posh restaurants you will find the Claridge Hotel. In-the-know travelers have been staying here since the 1800’s and you’ll find a classic decor befitting one of London’s best hotels. The mirror clad Reading Room is part of the hotel and a fantastic restaurant in its own right. Of course, since you’re in London, you should have their traditional high-tea during your stay.
In the heart of London’s West End you’ll find The Ivy, a restaurant frequented by celebrities and media moguls. Across from Leicester Square, The Ivy is also a convenient dinner spot if you’re planning to take in a show as two of London’s theaters are on the same block. It is one of the most in-demand restaurants in the city so make sure to reserve in advance along with your flight. A major renovation took place in 1990, but The Ivy has received rave reviews ever since for both its interior design and culinary offerings.
The Golden Rule:
Attend a Derby Day Match
London is home to several Premier League clubs with Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Crystal Palace among them. Attending any game, but especially on a “derby day” when rival clubs from the same city play against each other is a unique experience. The Premier League is the wealthiest of any soccer (football) league in the world and thought by many to be the most exciting. Pick a side, wear a team scarf and get ready to fake the words to your team’s song at the top of your lungs!
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The Golden Spoon: London restaurants for the private jet set
Located on 10 Berners Street, Jason Atherton and Ian Schrager have teamed up to make Berners’ Tavern one of the toughest tables in town to reserve. Take your group of up to 14 to the private dining room here for a customized, VIP culinary experience.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Since its 2011 opening, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal has rapidly grown up to become a widely celebrated component of London’s culinary scene. Directed by Blumenthal’s right-hand man, Ashley Palmer-Watts; it is located within the Mandarin Oriental hotel in London’s Knightsbridge. The experience is all about recreating long forgotten British culinary traditions from as far back as the 1300’s with Palmer-Watts’ modern twist.
This understated eatery is one of London’s and in fact the world’s best; serving modern French fare while utilizing often obscure local ingredients. The menu is weighted towards game served in a brightly lit dining room by a staff that is friendly and accommodating especially considering the restaurant’s lofty ranks among the top restaurants around the globe.
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GOLDEN KEYS: London hotels for the Private-Jet-Set
Another iconic Mayfair property, The Claridge is an art-deco jewel which has been the standard bearer for impeccable hotel service for decades. Countless awards have been bestowed upon the hotel for their decadent restaurants, unparalleled service and impressive styling.
Uniquely positioned on a bend of the Thames; The Savoy has been a household name since 1889. After a £100 million restoration The Savoy has again reached the pinnacle of London luxury. The revision of the legendary hotel blends sparkling elements of the original with the new. There isn’t another property in city with more stunning views of the River Thames. Their “personality suites” have been styled after some of The Savoy’s most high profile guests. Perhaps the next one will be named after you.
Located on Park Lane in Mayfair, The Dorchester is one of the world’s most iconic hotels. Everything about the property is opulent from the suites, to the spa, to the Michelin starred cuisine. Alain Ducasse is the only UK based hotel-restaurant to have received three Michelin stars.
London Airports for Private Jet Charter
Location: Bromley, UK
Type: Private Airport
Callsign: EGKB - BQH
Runway Length: 5970ft/1820m
Distance: 48min from London
Location: Rushmoor, UK
Type: Private Airport
Callsign: EGLF - FAB
Runway Length: 8005ft/2440m
Distance: 65min from London
Location: Luton, UK
Type: Private Airport
Callsign: EGGW - LTN
Runway Length: 7085ft/2160m
Distance: 55min from London
Location: Cambridge, UK
Type: Mixed Use
Callsign: EGSC - CBG
Runway Length: 6456ft/1965m
Distance: 78min NE of London
Location: Silvertown, UK
Type: Private (Small Craft)
Callsign: EGLC - LCY
Runway Length: 4950ft/1505m
Distance: 22min E of London
Location: Stansted, UK
Type: Mixed Use
Callsign: EGSS - STN
Runway Length: 10000ft/3050m
Distance: 52min NE of London
London Area Airports:
Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW) and Stansted (STN) are London’s commercial airports. Heathrow is the busiest international airport in the world overall and Gatwick is the busiest airport in the world with a single runway. Needless to say both should be avoided for private flights in favor of London’s private airports in order to ensure quick and efficient entry into the city. The key when landing via private jet in one of London’s airports is to coordinate the airport with your final destination. There are several options and each offers benefits to access different areas of the city more efficiently. Luton, Biggin Hill and Farnborough are the most prominent airports for private jets.