Dave the Taxi Driver's


Guide to London

Stansted Airport

Stansted Airport is about 35 miles north east of London in Essex. Driving time to Stansted is around 1 hour 15 minutes from Central London.

I think the best way is to leave London by the A13. On reaching the A406, North Circular Road turn north and leave at the M11 junction towards Stansted. Leave the M11 at junction 8 and take the A120 down to the terminal (see map).

Taxis from Stansted Airport to London cost around £80. A London Taxi to Stansted will be over £100.


National Express runs two services to and from London to Stansted.

Service A6 operates every 10 minutes 24/7 to and from London Victoria Coach Station, Elizabeth Street SW1 via Marble Arch and Baker Street.

Service A9 operates to and from Stratford,E15 every 30 minutes, 24/7. Journey time is 1 hour. This service is extended overnight to and from Liverpool Street and Trafalgar Square.

Terravision runs two services to and from Stansted.

1) The A50 every 30 minutes. Journey time 75 minutes from Victoria Green Line Coach Station, Colonnade, Buckingham Palace Road, SW1.

2) The A51 every 30 minutes. Journey time 55 minutes from Liverpool Street Station, Bishopsgate, EC2.


Service eb2 runs from Victoria Coach Station, Elizabeth Street,SW1.

Operating times to date are 03.00 until 22.10. This calls at South Woodford(E18).

From Stansted 07.00 until 01.00.

Easybus like its parent the airline easyJet is primarily an internet based company. Check online for cheaper fares.


The Stansted Express operates every 15 minutes from London Liverpool Street Station. This stops at Tottenham Hale where you can connect either to or from the Victoria Tube Line(11 minutes). The total journey time to Stansted is 45 minutes. Tel.+44 (0)845 850 0150.

There is also an off peak train run by National Express which stops at all main stations which terminates at Stratford E15. National Rail Enquiries Tel.+44 (0)845 748 4950.

Car Hire

Remember that in London and all of the UK the steering wheel is on the right side of the car and we drive on the opposite side of the road from most other countries. That means it takes some getting used to. But a good driver who pays attention should not find it too difficult and there are car rental agencies for all the airports. You can use the form on the right to find the best rates.

Dave the London Taxi Driver on HolidayMy name is David Bromiley. I have been a Licensed London Taxi Driver for many years having passed the famous ‘Knowledge of London’ back in 1984.  As many will already know, the ‘Knowledge’ is the strictest testing system for prospective taxi drivers in the world. As I am an Official London Guide it will be my pleasure to escort you on private tours of  London, during which you can ask as many questions as you like and stop to take photographs wherever you want to. There are various aspects of London life that can be incorporated into a tour with a particular theme. Whatever you would like to do just contact me at my email address below. I hope to meet you soon. brommers1@ntlworld.com

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