Direct flights to New York departing from London

Who has never dreamed of crossing the Brooklyn Bridge, shopping at Macy's or having brunch in Manhattan? New York is wealthy and dynamic, the perfect example of a city that never sleeps and where it is practically forbidden to be bored. Air France has many direct flights to New York departing from London and many other cities in Europe. Once you have your tickets, we will help you prepare your trip to New York to discover the "Big Apple".
Air France offers many flights to the United States departing from London as well as other large European capitals such as Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Brussels.
Some tips to remember before your stay in New York:

  • The flight to New York departing from London takes between 7 and 8 hours non-stop.
  • Before you leave, don't forget to go online to apply for ESTA, the request for entry to the United States.
  • Lock your luggage with a TSA lock that allows customs to open your luggage without breaking it.
  • Upon arrival, you must provide an address at your destination. Therefore, reserve your first night in a hotel before you leave.
  • There is a 6-hour time difference between London and New York

The New York legend

Literature, cinema, music…New York has inspired many artists. Your trip to New York has to include visits to the city's emblematic sites. The most famous monuments are located in Midtown East and West in Manhattan:

  • The Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building,
  • Rockefeller Center,
  • Times Square,
  • 5th Avenue and its famous shops,
  • Radio City Music Hall,
  • Central Park, etc.

The heart of Manhattan is a concentration of New York as we see it in the movies. The same for the southern tip of the island where Ground Zero and the ferry for Liberty Island are located. However, it's a shame to limit your visit to Manhattan: other neighbourhoods such as Harlem or the Bronx are important parts of New York's identity.

Cosmopolitan New York

One of the things that makes New York so special is that it brings together almost every culture on the planet. Many ethnic groups have their own neighbourhoods, such as Little Italy, China Town or K-town, the Korean district. Don't hesitate to try foreign specialities during your stay in New York. One of New Yorkers' favourite types of restaurants is the "deli", or delicatessen which is a kind of gourmet shop that is typical to the city. The Carnegie Deli, Russ & Daughters and Barney Greengrass are some of the most famous.
The variety of cuisine in New York is a reflection of the diversity of cultures. Sylvia's Soul Food in Harlem is one of the emblems of the Soul Kitchen, southern cooking. In New York, sweets are also very prevalent and the city has an impressive number of cupcake, cheesecake and whoopie pie shops.

Cultural New York

In New York, shows and musicals compete for the largest billboards. Broadway alone, one of the city's oldest avenues, has about forty theatres where classics play alongside new productions. For the big shows, it is best to reserve your tickets before your trip to New York. Off-Broadway you will find experimental and alternative shows. The Lincoln Center also has a very rich, varied programme: classical music, ballets, concerts, theatre.
Finally, New York has many museums among which the MoMa (Museum of Modern Art), the Metropolitan, the Guggenheim Museum and the new Museum of Arts & Design. You can also take your time visiting some of the many art galleries in Chelsea, one of the city's most pleasant neighbourhoods.

Trendy, enchanting New York

Trendy shopping in SoHo, NoHo and Nolita or an unusual walk in Brooklyn Heights, New York City is definitely a motley city. The best times to visit are without a doubt in the spring and fall. However, if you don't mind cold weather, Christmas is an ideal time to visit New York with its enchanting decorations.

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