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Stansted Airport and the 2012 Olympics

Gold Medal

With Stansted being the closest airport to the Olympic village where the athletes stay, it will play an important role in this year’s Olympic Games. They are expecting the day after the closing ceremony to be the busiest day in the airport’s history, but there will also be thousands of extra passengers travelling via Stansted during the rest of the Games, including various competing teams, sponsors, Heads of State and other VIPs as well as spectators and media.

Detailed plans have been developed to ensure that every airport company does their bit to manage the enormous number of passengers and equipment passing through Stansted. These were already tested last year during President Obama’s State Visit and FC Barcelona’s attendance at the Champions League final at Wembley (with 10,000 fans!) where Stansted was able to demonstrate its ability to manage these types of difficult and sensitive visits while still maintaining standard flight schedules at the same time.

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Shopping at Stansted

shopping near stansted airport

Whether you’re staying in a hotel near Stansted or flying out via Stansted Airport, we thought you might be interested in what shopping is available at the airport. After all, there’s nothing to beat a bit of retail therapy when you’re trying to pass the time!

Although Stansted Airport isn’t anywhere near the size of Heathrow, it still has a very decent selection of shops to choose from when passing through. Whether you’re looking for gifts for family or friends, fancy treating yourself to a bit of duty free perfume or are up for some serious fashion shopping, there is something to please everyone.

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Things to Do Near Stansted Airport

Punting down river

Whenever Stansted is mentioned the first thing that comes to mind is the airport, but there is a lot more to the area than just that. If you find yourself staying in accommodation near Stansted Airport for a while there are plenty of things to do and attractions to see nearby.

London is very accessible from Stansted Airport via the Stansted Express, so whether you want to go shopping, sightseeing or enjoy a bit of culture, it’s easy to make a day of it. Trains run frequently and the journey takes less than an hour. If you’re staying at with DeSalis then we offer a shuttle service from the hotel to Stansted airport where you can get the Stansted Express.

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Places around Stansted

stansted airport building

The town of Stansted and its airport are located 30 miles from London in the County of Essex.

The airport here is often used by the travellers who wish to travel to other parts of Europe on a holiday or for a quick break. As a result, Stansted has developed into a major tourist stop with numerous accommodation options.

At present, 8 million passengers pass through Stansted airport every year. Hence, Stansted offers airport hotels and many hotels offer one of the highest standards of hospitality, comfort, and service.

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Stansted Mountfitchet

Old building in Essex

Stansted Mountfitchet is a village and civil parish in the county of Essex, England, near the Hertfordshire border, 30 miles north of London, with a population of 5,532 according to the 2001 census. Situated in north-west Essex near the Hertfordshire border, Stansted Mountfitchet is a few miles north of Bishops Stortford.


The US Air force constructed an air field near the village during the Second World War. After the end of the War it was taken over by the Government and developed into a commercial airport.

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Stansted Mountfitchet Railway Station

Building in Stansted

Though Stansted is better known for its third busiest airport in the UK, serving more than 160 destinations across 35 countries, and with over 23 million passengers passing through, Stansted also has its own railway station, Stansted Mountfitchet, which offers quick and comfortable journeys to London and Cambridge.

The Stansted Mountfitchet Railway Station serves the small town which owes its earlier importance to the castle built here by the Mountfitchet family. If you are planning to visit Stansted through train, you can easily reach in a 30 minutes train journey from central London. Through road, it would take about an hours drive from Cambridge and Oxford.

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Hill Toy Museum

dinosaur at stansted mountfitchet

The House on the Hill Toy Museum is the largest privately owned Toy Museum in Europe with an area of 7000 sq. ft. The Museum boasts of over 80,000 individual items of mixed antiquity on display.

The House on the Hill Toy Museum first was first opened to the public in 1991, showcasing toys that people of all ages would have possessed or enjoyed playing with during their young years. Read More