London City Airport Duty Free

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About London City Airport (LCY)

IATA/ICAO Code:
LCY/EGLC
Address:
Hartmann Rd, London E16 2PX
City: London
Country:
United Kingdom
Phone:
020 7646 0000
Website: https://www.londoncityairport.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/londoncityair
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LondonCityAir/
Arrivals: London City Airport (LCY) Arrivals
Departures: London City Airport (LCY) Departures
Weather Temperature: 20.08°C
Conditions: Clouds
Humidity: 65%
Wind: 7.2 k/h
Pressure: 1003 hpa
Latitude/Longitude
51.505299, 0.055278
Map: Click to view airport map
Reviews:
London City Airport Duty Free
4.5 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews.
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London City Airport (IATA: LCY, ICAO: EGLC) is an international airport in London. It is located in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham, approximately 6 NM (11 km; 6.9 mi) east of the City of London and a shorter distance east of Canary Wharf. These are the twin centres of London’s financial industry, which is a major user of the airport. The airport was developed by the engineering company Mowlem in 1986–87 and is currently owned by a consortium of Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo), OMERS, the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and Wren House Infrastructure Management of the Kuwait Investment Authority.

London City Airport has a single 1,500-metre (4,900 ft) long runway, and a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence (Number P728) that allows flights for the public transport of passengers or for flight training (but only for training necessary for the operation of aircraft at the airport). Only multi-engine, fixed-wing aircraft with special aircraft and aircrew certification to fly 5.5° approaches are allowed to conduct operations at London City Airport. The largest aircraft which can be used at the airport is the Airbus A318.

In 2015, London City served over 4.3 million passengers, an 18% increase compared with 2014 – the largest percentage growth among London airports, and a record total for London City. It was the fifth busiest airport in passengers and aircraft movements serving the London area after Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton and the 13th busiest in the UK.

What airlines have a hub at London City Airport?

What Duty Free Shops & Restaurants are at London City Airport?

Duty Free stores, bars, restaurants, and cafes at this airport include:

Aelia Duty Free
Store
After Security
Caffe Nero
Cafe
020 7511 7300
After Security
Espressamente Illy
Restaurant
020 7646 0207
Gassan
Store
020 7473 4704
After Security
Gassan Jewellery Corner
Store
After Security
Panopolis
Restaurant
020 7646 0423
After Security
Pret A Manger
Restaurant
020 7932 5389
Rhubarb
Restaurant
020 7646 2928
The City Bar & Grill
Restaurant
020 3203 2799
After Security
WHSmith
Store
020 7476 7707
WHSmith
Store
020 7476 7780
After Security

Duty Free Allowance at London City Airport

If you are travelling to United Kingdom from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at London City Airport from inside the EU

Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:

  • 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
  • 110 litres of beer
  • 10 litres of spirits
  • 90 litres of wine
  • 20 litres of fortified wine

What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at London City Airport from outside the EU

If you are entering United Kingdom from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).

  • 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
  • 4 litres of still wine
  • 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
  • 16 litres of beer
  • up to £390 worth of all other goods
London City Airport Reviews

★★★★★
Really nice airport, short wait for luggage, quick walk to exit. The time from exiting the aircraft and being outside the terminal was around 20 minutes, and we did not rush.
- Pontus Emanuelsson

★★★★★
Очень красивый, очень удобный аэропорт. Однозначно всем советую, лучший вариант.
- Arsyri

★★★★★
I love this airport - every city should have one like this. Charming, small (verging on tiny) but efficient. Whenever you land, know that it'll be at the wrong end of that long corridor. Great DLR links to the city.
- Chris Wood

★★★★★
London City Airport is aimed almost directly at the business traveller. As a leisure traveller I felt quite out of my depth!! However it benefits for this as, the airport is so easy to get around. Security was really busy, but moving, and the departures area was quite cramped, but not uncomfortably so. Plenty of places to get food and drink. Signage could be improved on however. Loads of places to sit and watch movements, I spent most of my time sat by gate 1 watching the aircraft come and go. Boarding was from the far end of the western pier. Which is undergoing renovations, so wasn't as nice as it could be potentially been. Waiting to board the flight was in a small room, which was quite dingy, but given the works, acceptable. All in all a pleasant experience which I would recommend.
- Robert Brooks

★☆☆☆☆
Waiting lounges always overcrowded and way to hot! A lot of reconstruction is going on and indeed there is a lot to improve! Customs very unfriendly and impatient towards people that don't speak English very well. And to people who don't understand them right away!
- Marco

★★★★★
Quick security experience this time. The fastest I've been thru any UK Airport security. Despite the flight being delayed for 2hrs found a good seat to watch out over the runway and taxiway to keep myself entertained, plenty of places to grab food and drink too. Toilets decent and clean. Wifi unlimited and free. Worth noting that nearly all seats had direct access to plugs. Something all other airports would do good to take after.
- Robert Brooks

★★★★★
Got from DLR station to gate in 10 minutes and straight onto the flight. You can't ask for much more than that especially now that the airport is busier than ever.
- Alex G

★★★★★
Big improvement since my last visit (many years ago!), found out that using LCY Flight Info (search it on Facebook) will send flight update straight away to my phone so no need to look for departure board in the airport to find out where's the gate that my flight is leaving. Love it! Western lounge is going through improvement phrase at the moment, so my next visit will be a lot better!
- Celestyn Chmielewski

★★★★☆
Took a while for my baggage to come out at baggage reclaim despite my flight sit close to baggage reclaim area....
- Celestyn Chmielewski

★★★★★
As I traveller from Australia, I don't get to use this airport often, so it's a treat for me. Straight through customs, friendly staff, no waiting for baggage, up and away on the DLR in no time. Love it! I've only ever arrived here. Maybe next time I'll arrange a departure and see what it's like.
- Sugarhorse
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