A number of flights depart for Milan from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. All are very easy to access from central London by public transport. Heathrow Airport is located about 20 km from West London and is easily accessed via the London Underground's Piccadilly Line, or by taking the express services from Paddington Station. National Rail's Airbus services run from Woking, Watford Junction, Feltham and Reading, and National Express Coach services are accessible from a number of locations around central London, including Victoria. If travelling to Gatwick Airport, catch the train from Victoria Station or take the easyBus from Earls Court and Brompton. British Airways, Ryanair, Alitalia, Air Baltic and easyJet are just some of the main airlines operating flights from London to Milan.
As the world’s fashion and design capital, everything about Milan is stylish, beautiful and elegant. This includes the city’s stunning architecture such as its pink marble Gothic cathedral, the 15th century Sforza Castle and the neoclassical La Scala opera house. Milan is also home to Leonardo Da Vinci’s Last Supper mural, located in an unassuming building adjoining the Basilica di Santa Maria delle Grazie. To get a better understanding of how Milan became the world’s centre for fashion visit the Triennele Design Museum. It’s not just fashion however, but sport that’s important here too with the locals taking football particularly seriously, aligning themselves with either Inter Milan or AC Milan. For sports fans who can’t get hold of a football ticket it’s still well worth taking a tour of one the stadiums. Milan’s innovative cuisine scene is also a major pull for visitors, who can enjoy a choice of Michelin starred restaurants.