London Travel Guide

Bloody Brilliant: Fly Round-Trip to London for $300

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If you live on the East Coast, you can fly to London for less than a song.

Between a new remake of Mary Poppins and a fifth season of Luther, London is so hot right now. The fact that you can fly there round-trip for around $300 from several east coast cities makes it a little hotter.

Right now, you can fly from Baltimore ($279), Boston ($239), Chicago ($316), Detroit ($239), or Newark ($239) to London Gatwick airport for around the cost of one session of Selena Gomez’s workout class or 90-minute therapeutic cuddling session with a dairy cow.

While prices fluctuate a little bit depending on your date of travel, the cheapest flights are from February to March 2019, which is a great time to visit this corner of Europe. Enjoy the magic of London in winter, or pop indoors to eat your way around the world at London’s most delicious restaurants, buy a bespoke suit from the “founders of Savile Row,” or see a play in the West End (or any number of classic London experiences).

Where to Stay

When the universe gives you the gift of a super cheap flight, we recommend leaning into the serendipity and staying at London’s most mysteriously magical hotel. Hidden among the cobblestone alleyways of this universe’s closest approximation to Diagon Alley is the delightfully eccentric and luxurious Mandrake Hotel.

The entrance is hidden and opens on an opulent, medieval castle with a dash of the whimsically occult. There are paintings of fairies on the walls, boozy “botanical potions” at the bar and ancient Hawaiian bodywork in the spa. It’s a combination that’s uniquely decadent enough to be suspiciously close to actual magic.

And, not for nothing, it’s also one of the best hotels in Europe and right around the corner from one of London’s best underground eateries.

How to Book

If this magical jaunt to England sounds right up your alley, head to Dollar Flight Club and sign up for access to this great flight deal and learn more. But hurry, this lucky break will only be around for 24 hours or so. Bon Voyage!