Noon – Make your escape
With up to 15 flights a day between London and New York, you’ll be spoilt for choice with British Airways’ schedule. But to make the most of your first day in the Big Apple (and to get the kids to bed at a decent time), the 13:10 flight from London Heathrow will put you in New York just before 16:00. Leaving plenty of time to drop your bags at your hotel and head straight to the city’s most iconic span – the Brooklyn Bridge – and walk across for views of lower Manhattan, the new World Trade Center, the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan Bridge and those ‘choiring strings’ that make the bridge such a lyrical experience. If you need a later flight, there are regular departures up until 20:05.
What could be a better introduction to the city than a real New York pizza pie?
18:00 – Brooklyn Pizza
What could be a better introduction to the city than a real New York pizza pie? Have an early dinner on the Brooklyn side of the bridge at classic spot Juliana’s Pizza, then walk into Brooklyn Bridge Park and ride the cool antique carousel housed in a glass greenhouse while you watch the sunset over the harbour and the city’s spectacular skyline.