Fly to Los Angeles (LAX) direct from London Heathrow (LHR) and experience British Airways’ award-winning service, whilst travelling to one of California’s most exciting cities. Our regular flights mean you could be exploring LA and beyond, in just over 11 hours.
Los Angeles is a sprawling city with many different areas and styles. It is the home of Hollywood, bringing the glitz and glamour of the movie industry to life. It’s also a city of culture, with plenty of great museums, music venues and art galleries. LA is famous for surfing and beach life, with its irresistible coastline stretching from Malibu to Orange County. Plus, they have great food from all over the world, cool hotels, superb shopping and hip nightlife. Book a flight now to enjoy a great holiday in Los Angeles.
Flight duration from London Heathrow (LHR) to Los Angeles (LAX)
Fly direct to Los Angeles (LAX) with British Airways and you could be at your destination in roughly 11 hours. With a great number of flights departing each week from London Heathrow (LHR), reaching the USA's west coast couldn't be simpler. Also, when you fly with British Airways to Los Angeles, you’ll be able to experience our state-of-the-art Airbus A380 aircraft. Packed with features designed to help you avoid jetlag, like advanced air filtration systems and specially developed lighting, you’ll arrive fresh and ready for a brilliant holiday.
Choose British Airways and enjoy award-winning service during your flight from London to Los Angeles. Sit back, relax and enjoy our complimentary onboard food and bar service, as well as the latest movies on our in-flight entertainment system. With the added bonus of 23kg checked baggage allowance and two cabin bags, your holiday is hassle-free when you fly with us. Those flying Club World can enjoy lounge access and a spacious seat, which converts into a fully flat bed. First travellers can enjoy their own private suite, a bed and delicious cuisine to accompany their journey.
Your flight will arrive into Los Angeles International Airport, 16 miles from central LA. Whether you're heading to the beach, downtown or further afield, a number of easy transport options are available from the airport. Catch the free LAX Shuttle to the public transport links – take the ‘G’ Shuttle to the Metro station or the ‘C’ Shuttle to the bus station. Taxis can be found outside the terminal and will vary in price, depending on which part of the city you are travelling to. But the best way to see LA is by road, so hire a car and explore the city and beyond.
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Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with the most popular stars’ names being near to Grauman’s Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. The hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus is a great way of seeing the city and stops include Hollywood, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Don’t miss Griffiths Park and its observatory, with a spectacular view over the whole of LA. Hike up to Hollywood sign, and then go shopping on Rodeo Drive.
Californians love to exercise, and this can be seen in the range of outdoor pursuits on offer in Los Angeles. From surfing and sailing to cycling and camping, the coastline of LA provides plenty of spots to try it all. Travel along the California Coastal Trail, a 22-mile long course which follows stunning beaches and rocky shorelines. Hire a car and venture further afield, relax in Palm Springs or embark on an adventure to Joshua Tree National Park.
Catch a glimpse of the real Hollywood on your trip to LA, visit the Paramount Picture Studios to enjoy a behind the scenes tour. Universal Studios Hollywood℠ transports you into the pictures themselves, with fantastic attractions – including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – and tours of the backlot, where filming has taken place since 1915. The La Brea Tar Pits give an insight into California’s pre-historic wonders, including mammoths. And don’t miss a trip to the original Disneyland®, which still entices millions of visitors every year.
Dining in LA ranges from cheap and easy fast food to gourmet cuisine from top celebrity chefs. The diversity is staggering and changes with each neighbourhood – try kim chi in Koreatown, sashimi in Little Tokyo and dim sum in Chinatown. Get a prime steak at CUT, Wolfgang Puck’s exclusive Beverly Wilshire steakhouse. Try the ‘crack’ bacon at Grub, a Hollywood brunch hotspot, or for the ultimate sweet-toothed snack head to Diddy Riese in Westwood. Their ice cream cookie sandwich is a big hit with local students.
Los Angeles has some of the coolest bars in the US, from upmarket whisky bars to hangouts selling Mexican craft beer and tacos. Plus, because LA is a sprawling city, there are plenty of areas and crowds – so no night will be the same. Try the Polynesian-inspired Tiki-Til cocktail bar in Silver Lake or the student-friendly Biergarten in Koreatown. And don’t be afraid to hang out in hip West Hollywood, where dance clubs stay open after the 1am curfew, which is implemented elsewhere in the city.
Design emporiums and vintage flea markets stand on an equal footing in LA, and fashion icons wander the streets. Trendsetters should visit Silver Lake and Echo Park where indie bookshops and record stores can be found next to hip cafés. Don’t miss the spectacle of Melrose Avenue and Rodeo Drive, to celeb-spot and find haute couture. And the costume shops in Hollywood are a must-see, buy (or rent) clothes fit for the screen and feel like a film star.