Opened in 1991 with a £50 million extension to the terminal building completed in 2008, Stansted Airport is one of the newer of London's international airports. It deals with around 17.4 million passengers per year (as of December 2012), making it the third-busiest airport in London and the fourth-busiest in the UK. Top international destinations (in order of popularity) are Dublin, Alicante (Spain), Malaga (Spain) and Rome (Italy). The top three UK destinations (in order) are Edinburgh, Belfast and Glasgow. The Stansted Express runs every 15 minutes between Stansted airport and London Liverpool Street and takes 47 minutes. Off peak, the Express runs twice an hour, and is replaced by a bus service during the night. Access by car is via junction 8 of the M11. Take junction 27 off the M25 if you're arriving by car from London.
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Hotels near Stansted Airport
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £41† 27% off
Round Coppice Road, CM24 | 2.1 miles from Stansted Airport
Located near one of London's increasingly busy airports, the Hilton Stansted is ideal for those arriving or leaving the UK via this popular route. Situated in ... More
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel † from £41† 21% off
Thremhall Ave, CM24 | 7 minutes from Stansted Airport
As suits the soothing hi-tech experience of flying from London's newest airport, the Holiday Inn Express Stansted is packed with little extras that make it a ... More
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Waltham Close, CM24 | 8 minutes from Stansted Airport
The Radisson BLU Hotel in Stansted is really quite spectacular. Not at all what you'd expect from an "airport hotel". Aerial figures perform and spiral down ... More
London > Travel > London Olympics Venues
Greenwich and Docklands, SE10 | 28.6 miles from Stansted Airport
One of Mayor Boris Johnson's big initial plans for London 2012 was this cable car link across the Thames from Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks. ... More
London > Travel > Underground Stations
Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 29.5 miles from Stansted Airport
One of London's busiest commuter stations at the heart of financial London. Regular trains depart Liverpool Street for destinations in Essex and East Anglia. The Stansted ... More
Entertainment near Stansted Airport
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
8 Rangers Road, E4 | 20.4 miles from Stansted Airport
Tudor grandstand and the only remaining timber-framed Standing in Britain. Well and truly off the beaten track, this timber-framed hunting lodge is hidden away in Epping ... More
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
103 - 105 George Lane,, South Woodford, E18 | 22.7 miles from Stansted Airport
Situated in the East London suburb of South Woodford, Red Mantra is a stylish and contemporary Indian tapas bar and lounge. Forget your typical Indian curry ... More
London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 27.6 miles from Stansted Airport
Only the French could come up with an art form so bizarrely fascinating. Mime is as relaxing as Tai Chi, as healthy as yoga, and as ... More
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 28.2 miles from Stansted Airport
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
London > Leisure > Extreme Sports
Fairlop Waters, Leisure Complex, Forest Road, Barkingside, Essex, IG6 | 20.8 miles from Stansted Airport
Close your eyes, count to three, and dive from 170ft above water with nothing more than a rubber cord attached to your ankles!!!! You will plunge ... More
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Opp Hainault Industrial Estate, Forest Road, Fairlop, Essex, IG6 | 21.2 miles from Stansted Airport
This £4.5 million state of the art cycling centre built by the London Development Agency opened in August 2008 as the first sporting facility to result ... More
London > Leisure >
Lee Valley Leisure Complex, 61 Meridian Way,¬†Edmonton, N9 | 21.7 miles from Stansted Airport
Officially opened in 2007 by Tessa Jowell, Minister for the Olympics, the Lee Valley Athletics Centre is the largest indoor and outdoor athletics facility serving London ... More
London > Business > Venue Hire
Royal Victoria Dock, E16 | 28.1 miles from Stansted Airport
A stunning architectural achievement, gigantic amounts of floor space accompanied by shops, bars and hotels, London’s purpose built exhibition centre, opened in 2000, is an exciting ... More