Choosing your perfect London airport hotel

For many people, taking a trip to an airport is the start of their holiday. The popularity of airport accommodation has increased over recent years as these hotels become more affordable and the range has grown more diverse, catering to a number of tastes and preferences. These hotels often come hand in hand with parking deals, so it’s always a good idea to book your airport hotel and airport car parking at the same time.

SOFITEL London Gatwick Airport
Sofitel London Gatwick Airport

Airport hotels come in all shapes and sizes to suit all needs and tastes. Whether you are looking to add a touch of luxury to your break or you just want somewhere to lay your head before or after your flight, there are a range of options to choose from. Wherever you are flying from around the capital, there is sure to be an abundance of choice in terms of places to stay. Here are some examples of the options you may want to consider:

Holidays start early at Heathrow

One of the most popular hotel choices for Heathrow airport is the Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow hotel. This is a hotel for those who like a touch of luxury and who want to start the holiday in style. With an elegant bar and a choice of two restaurants, it’s generally considered an ideal place to relax and unwind before your flight. As well as this, airport parking is available on-site, with a shuttle to the airport terminals located about a mile away. As with most airports, there are a range of other hotels on offer too, from the basic comfort of three star hotels to the luxury of five-star properties.

Big things are happening at Gatwick airport

Recently, UK hotel chain Premier Inn opened the country’s biggest airport hotel at Gatwick airport; so if you are flying from Gatwick soon, you may be one of the first people to stay in this super hotel. The hotel has 630 bedrooms and offers visitors services such as en-suite bathrooms, Freeview TV and free Wi-Fi. Of course, this is not the only hotel available at London Gatwick; there are a number of options designed to give you the choice to tailor your trip to suit you, all available with parking at Gatwick airport; meaning you can relax in the hotel knowing your vehicle is being looked after.

High standards at London Stansted

One of the world’s most famous hotel chains, Hilton, is well-established at London Stansted airport. This hotel offers all of the high-quality facilities you would expect from a Hilton hotel, along with secure on-site airport car parking; which can be booked together you’re your hotel room. This hotel also offers a gym, sauna and Jacuzzi to allow guests to leave for their flight fully refreshed.

Here at Airport Parking and Hotels, we cover airports across the whole of the UK, not just London. As well as this, comprehensive information and comparison details are available on our website to help you make an informed choice about your airport hotels and airport car parking choices.

Don’t Take A Chance With London Traffic

London is a major destination for many air travel routes because of the sheer size and number of different airports it can offer. There are of course multiple destinations from Gatwick to Heathrow, but there is also Stansted and Luton as well. Both of these can be great airports to use as alternatives but no matter which London airport you eventually choose there will be surrounding infrastructure to make your trip a lot easier. Choosing the best options though is not always as straightforward as it seems. There are many hotels that surround each airport, with more clustered around the larger airports Heathrow and Gatwick.

These are great for those people who are transferring to other flights that could be the next day or even next week. Hotels like this provide all of the amenities you might expect at any other hotel including room service, gyms, baths, meals, baggage holds and everything else that can take the stress out of transferring. Airport hotels should also be conveniently located within a few miles of the airport itself to ensure easy access and reduce the possibility that you might get stuck in traffic.

London Traffic
London Traffic

At Airport Parking & Hotels, we provide options on hotels which can allow you to book a stay at a hotel as near as possible to the airport that you will be travelling from. Not everybody has the time to visit London for those stays that are only for a night or two, and travelling into the centre can make things very problematic.

London is famous for its traffic congestion and using the Underground can be very awkward for those with lots of luggage. This can mean getting a hotel that is within transfer distance of the airport becomes very important. If it is your first time to London or the UK, you really don’t want to be put off. Of course, many people who are travelling to very specific destinations that only London offers may travel from other parts of the UK to use one of its airports. They too may need a hotel or even parking near to the airport itself.

As you may expect, parking in London is easier said than done, but with our service we can help you to find the best options on Heathrow and Gatwick parking as well as many other airports around the country. London really is an access point to the world with many destinations flying direct from the capital. This can mean that Gatwick parking becomes an integral part of your journey, but it shouldn’t become such a problem that you find it more stressful to take your car.

Our Heathrow and Gatwick parking options give you peace of mind through full 24 hour security options as well as prices that can justify travelling in your car, making it both cheaper and more convenient than ordering a taxi.

Our site is built to be easy to navigate so you can quickly find what you want at any airport around the country.

Taking a Vacation from British Weather

The rainy weather can’t last forever right? Um…Well…

The UK is positioned in a very important place weather-wise, being located almost directly under the flow of jet streams which are directly responsible for weather patterns. If we are the right side of the jet streams we get very warm, dry weather, but on the wrong side of these the weather will be very wet and far cooler.

British Weather
British Weather

Usually these jet streams vary in position every week or so, which explains why we often have a few days of great weather but very rarely get long periods of continued sunshine without lengthy breaks for rain. However, this year, the streams have not been in flux as they usually are, and have remained constant instead, on the wrong side of us.

It is the next bit of news that may very quickly get you looking for parking at Gatwick airport and the first available flight out of here. The fact is, no one knows why the weather is doing what it is doing, and it shows no signs of stopping. So if you have been holding out for the sun thinking it can’t stay like this all summer, it may now be time to give up hope and book that sunshine holiday and Gatwick parking.

The government has done its best to try to make us stay in the UK this summer with adverts discussing the benefits of a ‘staycation,’ and whilst there is indeed plenty to see in this country, if you want great weather, book that Gatwick parking and head off now, as you are unlikely to get sunshine any time soon. It may well be best to enjoy the sun in Europe whilst you can and stay here in autumn when the weather is likely to be much the same.

So, whilst the sun shows no sign of any lengthy stay any time soon, Europe is very much on the right side of the jet streams at the moment, so book that parking at Gatwick airport and get away sooner rather than later.

Where To Spend Winter Holidays

The festive season is traditionally the busiest time for London airports, with thousands of holidaymakers heading off on a well deserved break. No matter which spot on the map you will select, one of the best ways to start your winter holidays stress-free is to travel to the airport in the comfort of your own car and leave it in a secure Gatwick parking space until you are back. With Christmas round the corner, it is time for you to choose the perfect holiday destination either to embrace winter or escape it.

APH Gatwick Parking
APH Gatwick Parking

Cold-weather lovers have a great range of winter break ideas to choose from. According to NASA, winter 2011/2012 is expected to be the best for observing the Northern Lights for 50 years. Traditionally Lapland is perceived as the ideal region to view the aurora borealis from. So book a flight and a place at Gatwick parking facilities well in advance to have access to a wider range of travel options and lower prices. Your family will likely be thrilled to spend a few days amid snow-capped mountains making pictures and exploring activities unique to the weather such as reindeer safaris, snowmobiling, skating, skiing and snowboarding.

Those who want to enjoy the adrenaline rush of winter sports will probably find Alpine resorts the perfect destination with their challenging slopes, picturesque landscapes and top quality accommodation. It is considered one of the most sociable holidays imaginable. You can live in a nice chalet with all your family or friends, meet new people right on the slopes and make friends with like-minded sports enthusiasts during high-profile competitions. France is probably the top destination in Europe with its excellent skiing infrastructure and premium resorts, while Andorra is great for families and first timers to skiing. Austria, Italy and Switzerland are also firm favourites with holidaymakers. Select a suitable tour and remember to reserve a Gatwick parking place to leave your vehicle in while you are away.

If you wish to get out of the cold and head somewhere hot for Christmas, there is a wide range of options from Sri Lanka to Florida. The Caribbean could be an ideal getaway with its tropical scenery, mountain hiking, beautiful beaches and water sports. Sometimes there is nothing more reinvigorating than lying in the sun, having a nice swim and treating yourself to local culinary delights. Those who prefer endurance-type water sports can go on surfing holidays. Australia, Costa Rica, Fiji and South Africa are some of the most popular destinations. If you are going to travel with your own gear, then bringing it to the airport in your car seems to be the best idea. Leave your vehicle at secure Gatwick parking facilities and head off on a winter break with peace of mind. Perfect beaches, great food and cheap accommodation can be discovered in Sri Lanka at this time of the year.

Whether you are going to tropical countries or snow-capped mountains, arranging your trip well in advance can save you the effort of looking for a suitable tour or a vacant Gatwick parking space on Christmas Eve, when you are supposed to get ready for the celebration. There are so many things to be done before you board the plane so it is better to start the preparation today.