London’s main airports are Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and Luton and these are well connected by public transport to the city centre. Taxis are exempt in London from using car safety seats. Children under 3 years of age can travel without a child’s car seat or seat belt, but only on the back seat and children over 3 can travel without a child’s car seat but must wear a seatbelt but only on the back seat.
Using a car safety seat is always safer and there are options. It is possible to pre book a taxi with a free car seat from certain companies such as London Travel Transfers.
You might also opt to take the train to the city centre. From Heathrow you can take an express train to Paddington Station which takes 15 minutes. Paddington provides access to the wider rail network and the London Underground for onward connections. You can also get a bus to a number of city centre locations or take a taxi from the arrivals area. the piccadilly line also goes from Heathrow to the centre of London, but can take around an hour due to frequent stops.
The Stansted express trains offer the quickest and most direct routes between Stansted Airport and London. Services run every 15 minutes. The Stansted Express stops at and departs from Liverpool Street (47 minutes) and Tottenham Hale (36 minutes) stations, which provide access to the wider rail network and the London Underground for onward connections. The journey takes just over an hour. There are also buses that connect Stansted to London city centre or you might also opt for a taxi.
The Gatwick Express takes 30 minutes to get to London’s Victoria Station. Trains leave every 15 minutes. You can also arrange to travel by bus or taxi.