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How to: Stay in Stansted without stress

Stay in Stansted Airport

Let’s not pretend it’s all fun and games when you sojourn to Stansted Airport. Heading to any airport is stressful, but one of the busiest in the country? As a stereotypical New York gangster would say, ‘getouttahere!’ Read on for tips to stay in Stansted without stress.

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It’s fair to say that stereotypical New York gangsters have a point. However, there’s no getting out of a trip to Stansted if you want to nab a cheap flight. It’s an international hub which contains many a budget airline, and it’s easy to reach from London, making it a tourist hotspot.

Stay in Stansted without stress

What’s one to do, then, for an easy life? For a start you could read this excellent guide on how you can turn a trip to Stansted Airport from drab to fab.

Getting there

You can reach Stansted Airport by train from Kings Cross Station via the Stansted Express. The train leaves every 15 minutes and will only set you back up to £15. What’s more, you’ll be right outside the terminal doors when you alight.

The drivers amongst you will be interested to know that Stansted Airport has a Looking4.com valet parking service, which will take the hassle out of finding a parking spot. With this service, you’ll be able to park directly next to your terminal, so that means no carrying heavy suitcases through lengthy car parks.

Eating there

A bite to eat is easy to find at Stansted, with a huge variety of scrumptious eateries on offer. What’s more, they’re all family friendly.

Our favourite is Coast to Coast, which describes itself as a ‘gastronomic adventure with American classics, where there’s something for everyone, no matter how big or small your appetite.’

That’s quite a promise, but it’s one that Coast to Coast more than delivers on. The burgers will have your mouth watering, the décor will make you feel like you’re in Manhattan, and the service will make you want to come back again and again.

stay in Stansted coffee shop

If you’re interested in ethical eating and drinking, then Harris + Hoole is the coffee shop for you. This company sources its beans directly from the farmer and makes sure they’re paid a fair wage. So that coffee won’t just taste delicious – it’ll taste fair too.

Upgrade your way to happiness

There’s nothing like an upgrade to make a trip to the airport that little bit more relaxing. The Escape Lounge is a perfect example of this, a VIP departure lounge that, for a small fee, will provide you with a haven from the hurry scurry of the rest of the airport.

In this well-decorated environment you’ll receive gratis drinks, a comfy seating area and delectable food, allowing you to wander to your departure lounge without a big ball of stress on your back.

Those are our tips for Stansted Airport! Have you got any of your own? Then share them in the comments below! Finally, check out more of my lifestyle content here



  • 18/06/2019 at 11:42 am

    My tip: Headphones / Kindle and zone out!

  • 24/02/2020 at 10:58 am

    That is a very amazing piece of information. Stansted airport is a very busy airport and there is also stress for booking parking for a car and hotel at the airport. Pre-booking these two things can get a lot of stress at the airport.

  • 24/02/2020 at 11:00 am

    I would like to say thanks to you for writing on this specific topic. Aiport stress is always very hesitating.


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