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London travel tips

1) Ride a river tram on the Thames in London

River trams are more of a tourist mode of transport than a public one. Boats run along the Thames from Westminster to Greenwich, stopping on the north and south banks. You can choose from several companies that offer river cruises, such as Thames Clippers or Thames River Services.

2) Visit St Paul's Cathedral, which is visible from any part of London

Today, the cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of London. Built according to the canons of the Protestant Church, the cathedral is simple and well-thought-out in proportions. Its decorations are amazing stone carvings and stained glass windows. The service is accompanied by one of the oldest and finest organs in England. Admission is free only during Sunday services. A regular ticket costs from 17 pounds (20 euro). Shooting is prohibited.

3) Taste strong alcohol in London, preferred by British themselves

The most popular alcoholic drinks among Londoners are beer, gin, and ale. However, apple wine goes almost on a par with them — cider, rum, and Pimm's (fruit alcohol). The latter is served as a cocktail of cucumbers, fruits, and alcohol — an unusual drink that surprises tourists.

Travelers usually depart from San Francisco International, San Francisco, CA Bus Stop, San Francisco, CA - Salesforce Plaza, San Francisco, CA Train Station, or San Francisco, CA - Fisherman’s Wharf when they travel from San Francisco to London. Book your trip to arrive at Heathrow, London Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, or London City. The distance between San Francisco and London is 8625 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ryanair, United Airlines, TAP Portugal, Delta Air Lines, and Alaska Airlines. San Francisco and London have 401 direct flights per week. When you arrive at London, consider visiting St. David's Cathedral, Cardiff, Portsea Island, Tower of London, Stonehenge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, Tate Modern, British Museum, Avebury, St Fagans: National History Museum, Tintern Abbey, United Kingdom, Natural History Museum, Roman Baths, Bath, and Isle of Wight.

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Check-in for a flight from San Francisco to London

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
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United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
TAP PortugalTAPTPYesOpens 36 days before flight
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Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
Alaska AirlinesASAASYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from San Francisco to London?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between San Francisco and London takes around 10 hours.
What is the flight distance between San Francisco and London?
The flight distance between San Francisco and London is 8625 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between San Francisco and London?
Several carriers operate flights between San Francisco and London. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Finnair, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Air France, United Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from San Francisco?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as San Francisco and Las Vegas, Paris, Barcelona, Denver, Washington, D.C., Mexico City, Chicago, Guadalajara, Atlanta, Rome, Austin, Lisbon, Madrid, New York, Dublin, Amsterdam, New Orleans, Berlin, Athens, Tahiti.
What are the most popular routes to and from London?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as London and New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Tel Aviv, Chicago, Dallas, Raleigh, Denver, Miami, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Paris, Houston, Minneapolis, Dublin, Seattle, Athens, Austin, Charlotte.
What airports are near San Francisco?
The main airport in San Francisco is San Francisco International. It is also served by San Francisco International, Sacramento International, Oakland International, San Jose International, Monterey Regional, Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County, Stockton Metropolitan, Merced Regional, Buchanan Field.
What airports are near London?
The main airport in London is Heathrow. It is also served by Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Southampton, Doncaster Sheffield, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Exeter, Cambridge, Coventry.
What buses and trains depart from San Francisco?
A number of bus and train companies depart from San Francisco, including Greyhound.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between San Francisco and London?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between San Francisco and London thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between San Francisco and London can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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