Escaping London for the sunshine of the South of France is easy and if you book ahead you can secure a cheap flight from London - Nice. Depending on which airline you travel with, airports offering flights to Nice from London include Heathrow, Stansted, Luton and Gatwick. Easyjet have the most direct London - Nice flights leaving from Gatwick, Stanstead and Luton. British Airways also fly direct from both Heathrow and Gatwick while a range of other airlines offer indirect flights to Nice from London and can often be cheaper. Once you have found a cheap flight from London and Nice that you are happy with, you will need consider how to get to your departure airport. Public transport is good in London so there are many options. Travelling to Gatwick airport on the Gatwick Express from Victoria station takes just 30 minutes. The Underground's Piccadilly line runs from central London to Heathrow terminals 1-5 taking around 60 minutes or for a faster option take the Heathrow Express from Paddington. Trains run to Luton from St Pancras International, followed by a shuttle bus to the airport. To get to Stansted airport there is the Stansted Express from Liverpool Street which takes just 45 minutes. Numerous bus and coach services, as well as taxis, are also available to access all of the airports.
To travel between London and Nice at a low cost, Easyvoyage provides two major pieces of information: the calendar and the price history for London - Nice flights. These elements will allow you to analyse the cheapest London - Nice flights by departure date.
Nice's Old Town is excellent for shopping, eating and, above all, people watching. Nice's beautiful baroque Cathedral is well worth a visit too.2 Promenade
To enjoy the sea air take a walk along the Promenade des Anglais which runs 4.5 miles along the Mediterranean. This walkway, first championed by nineteenth century English residents, now attracts locals and visitors alike and is a hub of activity all year round.3 Castle Hill
For panoramic views over Nice (and the wider French Riviera) head for Castle Hill. If you don't mind the climb you could walk, but for an easier option take the elevator. Once at the top, at nearly 100m above sea level, there are observation decks to enjoy the views.4 Matisse and Other Museums
The Musee Matisse is home to a wonderful collection of work by the artist who spent much of his life in Nice. But if you prefer your art to be more modern then there is also the MAMAC (Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain) which, in particular, has an impressive collection of pop art.5 Massena Museum
Housed in a 19th Century Belle Époque villa and surrounded by lush gardens, this museum provides a fascinating insight to historical Nice. This free museum is easily accessible from the Promenade des Anglais.