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Be careful about trusting the Google Maps walking route, as it wants to send you over Connaught Bridge, which doesn't have pedestrian footpaths! If you use streetview, you can see the lack of footpaths, but also a handy bridge that Google neglects to show... Instead I'd suggest using OpenRouteService to plan the route, which uses OpenStreetMap data which ...
8 pm isn't really late. You could also go to Canterbury on the day of your arrival, since the last train to Canterbury leaves at 21:50 from City Airport London. You would arrive at 23:38 in Canterbury. In London itself, it really depends on where you want to go. But if you check the Transport for London homepage, you will see that you can get form the City ...
There's only one security queue at LCY, so flying business or having status doesn't make any difference. There are up to 5 scanning stations, and they do tend to open all of them at busy times. Most people travelling through City Airport are regular travellers, so know how to prepare for security, and consequently things tend to move pretty quickly. I would ...
Worst-case I don't know, typically I would say 20 minutes. Typical worst-case, my guess would be 1.5 hours. When I use LCY it is for one day trips (morning in, evening out), meaning that I am there during rush hours. So I usually worry more about getting to LCY in time. I try to be at LCY 2 hours before departure. This leaves ample time for delays or ...
London City Airport doesn't have a railway station. It is on the Docklands Light Railway in Zone 3, on the Woolwich Arsenal branch. Starting from Cambridge, you can buy a through ticket. You'll want either a single or a return, to London Zone 3. If you're coming back, you'll need to buy a return in Cambridge, as there are no National Rail ticket facilities ...
The two DLRs are typically very quick and easy - I have walked it, but in the winter, or at night you wouldn't want to. Just get on a DLR to Canning Town, and the next one out to the airport shouldn't be more than 10 or 15 minutes later
The postcode for the ExCeL center is, funnily enough, E16 1XL (perhaps where it gets its name). Plugging that into the Journey Planner, gives you a 32 min walk. Google Maps suggests a slightly different route, taking 47 minutes. So yes, it's walkable :) I'd take the longer Google Maps one, personally, as you get to see more of the Docklands.
I also was intending to go to the dev days, and bought the plane ticket and two nights at Premier Inn as a consequence. Fortunately, CodeKen2011 filled that hole, and I wondered the same as you - looking at the map it wasn't completely clear whether I could walk it, and Google maps disclaimer didn't reassure me. As Gagravarr points out in a comment on ...
I do remember walking from a nearby overland train station to City Airport several years ago. But East London is rapidly changing these days, so I can not say whether it is still possible today.
There is no train station at LCY, the trip would involve taking the docklands light rail (DLR). I am not sure if there is a combined train/DLR ticket. If not you also need time to buy a DLR ticket. I once took the wrong DLR line, although the lines are well indicated, but it then added quite some weight to the stress factor. Personally I would add at least ...
Right now, driving time on google maps (taking traffic into account is 44 minutes). Plus time to get out to the taxi rank, get a taxi and all that, say 50 minutes. However you're hitting the mid-morning traffic, which is awful in London. When you get into Paddington, check the tube boards and see what's running. If the Jubilee is running, then do as ...
Starting from London City airport, assuming you're travelling with hand luggage only, it's possible to be standing on the DLR platform 10 minutes after wheels down! It's not a big, slow airport, it's a small and quick one. From LCY, your main public transport is the DLR (Docklands Light Railway), though there are also taxis etc (see this FlyerTalk FAQ post ...
Get the 010 Bus from Parkside to Bow Church DLR, then the DLR to LCY. Much cheaper and easier!
Google seems to have moved on since:
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