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London Teheran

A direct flight on Iran Air from Heathrow takes about 6 hours to get from London to Tehran. This is by far the quickest and simplest way of reaching this fascinating destination but there are over 50 airlines that fly to this destination, so it is possible to find cheap flights, if you don't mind stopovers. Lufthansa, Emirates and Aeroflot are some of the other airlines with flights to Teheran and Frankfurt, Moscow, Rome and Dubai are a few of the many stopover possibilities.The Imam Khomeini International Airport in Teheran is located 30 kilometres (19 miles) from the city centre. Although it is possible to get a rental car, taxis are recommended to get from the airport to the city as traffic in Teheran can be difficult to navigate. There is also an airport bus available.

Cheap London - Teheran Flights

To travel between London and Teheran at a low cost, Easyvoyage provides two major pieces of information: the calendar and the price history for London - Teheran flights. These elements will allow you to analyse the cheapest London - Teheran flights by departure date.

Sightseeing Teheran 1 The Azadi Tower

Also known as the Freedom Tower this white marble, architectural masterpiece is part of the Azadi cultural complex and boasts an underground museum and cinema complex.

2 The Golestan Palace

Built during the 200 year reign of the Qajar kings the Golestan Palace is a world heritage site that includes the spectacular Marble Throne and a number of notable buildings and museums.

3 The Persian Imperial Crown Jewels

On display in the Iranian Central Bank the Imperial Crown Jewels are one of Iran's most popular tourist attractions. One of the largest collections in the world, the jewels are on display for two and a half hours a day, four days a week.

4 Graffiti Art

Over recent years the Teheran municipal government has encouraged street or graffiti art to improve the attractiveness of the city. Many of these beautiful artworks have religious or political themes.

5 National Museum of Iran

The site of ancient Persia, Iran is a treasure trove of archaeological artefacts many of which are housed in the National Museum. The museum is made up of two buildings. Building one houses pre-Islamic pieces, including the spectacular Achaemenid collection dating from the 6th to 4th century BC. Building two focuses on the post-Islamic period.

Required travel documents for Iran

Iran has strict visa requirements for most travellers (although there are exceptions including Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey and some Balkan states). A letter of invitation is required from an Iranian sponsor and it will need to be certified by the Foreign Ministry. This can usually be arranged through a tour operator or hotel and will take at least a month. Visa approval and duration can vary depending on the International climate. Although there is only a four hour time difference between London and Teheran, Iran is a predominantly Muslim country with very different social conventions. The Iranian people are famous for their hospitality but it is important to avoid giving offence. The differences can be quite unexpected, for example the 'thumbs up' gesture is a serious insult in Iran.
Teheran is a fascinating city with an intriguing mix of old and new world architecture and attractions for visitors.