Looking for Kuwait City to London tour packages? Look no further. We have got you covered here by sharing all the relevant information you will need to book your memorable London tour. London is one of the most beautiful cities to visit any time of the year. No wonder London city is one of the most visited cities by Kuwaitis in western Europe. Nearly 70% of Kuwaitis visit London for holidays. London is unmissable and known for its shopping, food and nightlife are one of the best in Europe.
Visa for London from Kuwait City
To have a memorable London tour, you will have to first check if you need a visa to travel to London. The UK introduced Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW) for Kuwaiti passport holders in 2016. Please read below if you are eligible for the Electronic Visa Waiver scheme or will have to apply for the standard visa to travel to the UK.
Visa requirements for Kuwaiti Nationals
Kuwaiti nationals may not be required to apply for a UK visa if they are travelling to the UK for:
- Medical Treatment
Eligible Kuwaiti nationals can apply for the Electronic Visa waiver (EVW) for the UK, by submitting the online application form. Visitors can use the EVW instead of a visa to enter the UK for periods of up to 6 months. This process has been designed to simplify the process of obtaining authorization to enter the UK. To apply for the Electronic Visa waiver (EVW) for Kuwaiti nationals please “Click Here” To apply for the UK EVW, you will need the following documents:
- your current passport
- an address in the UK where you will stay
- details of your journey, including departure and arrival dates and times
Latest News: Going forward from 22 February 2024 onwards, Kuwaiti Nationals will need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) if they are travelling to the UK. Click here to know more.
Visa requirements for Kuwaiti residents
As has been noted, Kuwaiti residents who are non-nationals will need to apply for a UK visa before travelling to the UK. There are various types of UK visas available. To know more about how to apply for a London tourist visa check out our detailed post on applying for London Visa here. You can also book an appointment for a visa by going to the link here: Contact GOV.UK and you will have to go in person once you have booked an appointment at the Kuwait Visa application centre.
Following is the Visa Office application centre address here:
UK Visa Application Centre 28th Floor, Arraya Centre, Sharq, Al Shaheed Street, Kuwait City, Kuwait View on Google Maps below:
Visa Application Centre Opening Hours:
|Business hours||Sunday – Thursday||09:00 – 17:00|
|Application Submission||Sunday – Thursday||09:00 – 16:00|
|Passport collection hours||Sunday – Thursday||16:00 – 17:00|
Visa Application Centre Opening Days:
|New Year’s Day||02-Jan-22||Sunday|
|Eid Al Fitr Holidays||01-May-22||Sunday|
|Eid Al Fitr Holidays||02-May-22||Monday|
|Eid Al Fitr Holidays||03-May-22||Tuesday|
|Eid al- Adha||10-Jul-22||Sunday|
|Eid al- Adha||11-Jul-22||Monday|
|Eid al- Adha||12-Jul-22||Tuesday|
|Islamic New Year||30-Jul-22||Saturday|
What to carry on the Visa appointment day
Also on the visa appointment day, you will need to carry the following documents:
- Printout of the Appointment Confirmation letter confirming the details of your appointment – Received from VFS Global
- Valid passport or travel document with at least 1 page that is blank on both sides
- Printout of your checklist – From your completed application on GOV.UK
- Supporting Documents – If you have not uploaded your documents online, you will need to bring them with you to the Visa Application Centre. Please refer to UKVI guidelines for your visa type for the documents you must provide. Documents should be sized, sorted and separated according to the supporting documents guidelines, to ensure swift processing at the Visa Application Centre.
Flight tickets from Kuwait City to London
The distance between Kuwait City and London is about 5,876 KM. A direct flight from Kuwait City to London will take about 6 hours and 20 mins. But, in case of unavailability, there are connecting flights as well. For instance, Turkish Airlines will go first to Istanbul and then from Istanbul to London. The best airline and most frequent departure from Kuwait City to London Heathrow is Kuwait Airways. There are 19-20 weekly flights from Kuwait City to London. This makes taking flights from Kuwait City to London a seamless experience and ticket prices are reasonable as well. You can also book your Kuwait City to London flights from Jazeera Airways below:
Nearly 68% of the flight’s departures are from Kuwait Airways then 29% from British Airways and then 3% from Jazeera Airways. In case you don’t want to travel to London Heathrow (LHR) there is a direct service from Jazeera Airways which directly goes from Kuwait City to London Stansted Airport (STN). Jazeera Airways flights take off from Terminal 4 of Kuwait International Airport Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base (KWI). British Airways flights take off from Terminal 1 of Kuwait International Airport Ahmad al-Jaber Air Base (KWI).
To check out the latest flight between Kuwait City and London you can search with our Partner Skyscanner below:
Top London hotels to stay in for Kuwaiti Tourists
However, once you are done with the visa formalities and flight booking, you will need to sort out the hotel booking. London has the most beautiful and highest number of 5-star hotels in the world with 75 hotels in total. Surpassing Dubai which has 61 5-star hotels. The top 10 London hotels as per travel and leisure in 2022 are as follows:
|1||Shangri-La the Shard, London||97.86||Check Availability|
|2||The Goring, Belgravia||96.55||Check Availability|
|3||The Connaught, Westminster||95.79||Check Availability|
|4||The Lanesborough, Oetker Collection||95.50||Check Availability|
|5||Kimpton Fitzroy London||95.24||Check Availability|
|6||Claridge’s, Mayfair||94.60||Check Availability|
|7||The Savoy, Strand||93.63||Check Availability|
|8||Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park||92.95||Check Availability|
|9||Four Seasons Hotel London, Park Lane||92.50||Check Availability|
|10||Rosewood London||92.39||Check Availability|
In addition to that, if you are looking for other specific London hotels you can search and book below basis availability:
Best London tour packages for Kuwaiti tourists
When you reach London there are many fantastic London tours you can book, for instance. We have listed our top-selling London tours below:
1. London Eye Ticket with Fast-Track Option
Fast track option for a perfect Lastminute London Eye experience! With fast-track entry for your standard flight in a shared pod, you get to skip the majority of the queue.
2. Big Bus Hop On Hop Off London Tour
See the sights of London aboard an open-top, double-decker Big Bus as you admire 360-degree views of top attractions and listen to the captivating commentary.
3. Warner Bros. Studio: The Making of Harry Potter with Luxury Round-Trip Transport from London
Step into the mystical world of Harry Potter™ with a behind-the-scenes visit to Warner Bros. Studio London. With luxury round-trip transport from London Victoria to the north London studios included, this 7-hour experience enables you to discover the magic of the Harry Potter films without any hassle.
In case you are unable to find the right tour package for yourself you can browse our tours section to see more existing London tour packages.