Flying to Porto from London is simple, search for a cheap flight from London -Porto and this charming city is yours to enjoy. The flight between London and Porto takes just over 2 hours. Most London - Porto flights depart from Gatwick or Stansted, with airlines including easyJet and Ryanair. Do not adjust your watch on this London - Porto route as Portugal (unlike the rest of the Mediterranean) belongs to the same time zone as the United Kingdom. All flights to Porto from London will land at Francisco Sá Carneiro airport. From here you can take the modern metro service into the heart of the city in half an hour for less than 2 euros (£1.70). Alternatively, there are regular buses to the centre of the city.
To travel between London and Porto at a low cost, Easyvoyage provides two major pieces of information: the calendar and the price history for London - Porto flights. These elements will allow you to analyse the cheapest London - Porto flights by departure date.
The Ribeira district in the historic centre of Porto has many a square where it is fun to sip vino verde 'al fresco', surrounded by wrought iron "Art Nouveau" balustrades and a wealth of delicately painted ceramic tiles (azulejo tiles) which cover the 19th century town houses. Especially worth seeing are the azulejos in São Bento train station.2 Overlooking Gaia
The Ponte Luis I, the bridge that one of Gustav Eiffel's students (Theophile Seyrig) designed connecting Porto with Gaia, offers spectacular views across the Douro river of Gaia. You'll also have the chance to see the traditional 'barcos rabelos', the typical boats that used to transport the Port down the river. At night it's worth changing scenes and sitting on one of the higher terraces on the Gaia side of the river, to get a picturesque view of the Ribeira, enjoying a ruby or tawny bottle pf vintage port.3 Watching the Atlantic from Foz
Foz do Douro is where the river meets the Atlantic. Sometimes wild, yet at several of its bars overlooking the beach, students quietly sip their coffee whilst revising on a lazy Sunday afternoon.4 Dancing the night away
Over the last twenty years Porto has seen a lot of imaginative youngsters opening late night venues in old tea or other warehouses. The music scene (including Rem Koolhaas' superbly truncated concert hall) is vibrant, and on some summer evenings the sounds of the latest rock or electronic music spill out into the squares of the city.5 Guimarães, Portugal's 2012 European capital of culture
And if you should feel like having a break, just one hour away by train, there's Guimarães, the birthplace of the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques. The train journey itself, meandering through the Douro valley, is worth a trip.