Planning your next trip from Bahrain to London? Look no further, we have got you covered here by sharing all the possible information you will need to plan your Bahrain to London Tour package. Travellers from Bahrain love exploring new places and really enjoy holidays with friends and family. London is one of the top 5 most visited cities by Bahrain travellers with Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Istanbul, and Kuwait City among the list. Bahrain to London travel was at an all-time high back in 2019. However, due to COVID Pandemic the travel between the cities dropped by almost 60% in 2020 and by 30% in 2021. To make your travel from Bahrain to London a memorable experience we have covered all the necessary details from Visa, Hotel, and flights to Experiences in London.
Visa Requirements for Bahrain Travellers
Visa requirements can be divided into two sections one where the Nationals of Bahrain are travelling and the other is the ex-pats are travelling. It is worth mentioning that more than 60% of the travellers to the UK from Baharain are Baharain nationals as per Visit Britain.
Visa Requirments for Bahrain Nationals
Baharain nationals may not be required to apply for a UK visa if they are travelling to the UK for:
- Medical Treatment
From 1 June 2022, nationals of Bahrain can apply to travel to the UK (for tourism, business, study or medical treatment) for up to 6 months with an Electronic Visa Waiver (EVW). Therefore they need not apply for the standard visa, rather can apply for the Electronic Visa waiver and pay a minimal fee of 30 GBP. You must apply between 3 months and 48 hours before you travel. Once the application is done, the visa confirmation comes within 24 hours. To apply you need:
- 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, Bahrain Nationals will need an Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) if they are travelling to the UK. Click here to know more.
Visa Requirements for Bahrain Residents
As has been noted, Bahrain 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 apply for. 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 Bahrain Joint Visa application centre. Following is the address: Joint Visa Application Centre (JVAC) 18th Floor, Diplomatic Commercial Office Towers, Building 1565, Road 1722, Block 317, Manama 973, Bahrain
Joint Visa Application Centre Opening Hours:
|Business hours||Sunday to Thursday||08:00 – 15:00 [Ramadan Timing: 08:00 – 14:00]|
|Passport collection||Sunday to Thursday||15:00 – 16:00 [Ramadan Timing: 13:00 – 14:00]|
Please carry the following on the Visa Appointment day:
- Print out the email confirming the details of your appointment. Received after booking your appointment
- Valid passport or travel documents. With at least 2 pages that are blank on both sides.
- Printout of your completed visa application form. Only small manual amendments to this form will be accepted at the visa application centre
- All supporting documents Refer to the Embassy of the UK government guidelines for your visa type for the documents you must provide If you have purchased additional services online Printout of your receipt
You can also apply for the UK Visa from our partner iVisa by clicking below:
Flight Tickets from Bahrain to London
Once you have sorted your UK Visa. The next step is to book your flight tickets to London, UK. The distance between Bahrain and London by road will be 6,363 KM. It makes perfect sense for all travellers to travel by plane instead which is also evident by the statistics released by VisitBritain. According to VisitBritain, 99% of Bahrain travellers travel by plane to the UK and 1% by tunnel. There are 7-8 daily flights between Bahrain International Airport BAH and London Heathrow Airport LHR. Direct flight from Bahrain to London usually takes 7 hours and 30 minutes. Some of the best airlines which operate on the Bahrain to London route are:
The best airline service mentioned above is from Gulf Air, Qatar, Etihad and Emirates Airlines. Direct flights are provided by British Airways and Gulf Air. They are one of the best airlines in the world and have recently been awarded in 2022 to be the best airline to travel with. We suggest you book your Bahrain to London flight well in advance as the good seats and tickets usually get sold out during the months of July till September of the year. July to September is the best time to travel to get rid of the Bahrain summers and enjoy some time away in pleasant weather. You can search and book your flights by searching below:
Bahrain to London Flights Offers
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Best London Hotels for Bahrain Tourists
When you are going on a holiday you want to book a nice relaxing hotel to enjoy your stay. London has amazing and luxurious properties at a reasonable price. However, we always suggest booking your hotels and resorts in advance as the prices go up during the summer seasons. Check out our top picks for our Bahrain tourists to enjoy a fantastic stay in London.
The Dorchester – Dorchester Collection
With a spa, Michelin-Starred restaurant and boutique bedrooms, The Dorchester features a landscaped terrace and famous tearooms. The exclusive hotel overlooks Hyde Park and is in the prestigious Mayfair.
Four Seasons Hotel London Park Lane
Located in the centre of London, between Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace Gardens, this Park Lane hotel features stunning city views. There is free WiFi throughout. London Victoria Train Station is a 15-minute walk from the hotel and Westminster Abbey is 1.9 km away.
45 Park Lane – Dorchester Collection
Overlooking Hyde Park, 45 Park Lane features an on-site fitness studio and a modern American steak restaurant. A striking central staircase leads to a mezzanine featuring a bar, library and a private media room.
In addition to the above-mentioned hotels, if you are looking for other specific London hotels which are available during your stay in London you can search and book from below:
Best London tour packages for Bahrain tourists
Finally, when you are done with your London hotel bookings, we can help you book some London tours depending on your interest, individuals, groups, food tours etc. We have showcased some of the most booked London tours for you to check out and book.
1. Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace Tour
Experience the original Royal High Tea at Kensington Palace tour. Enjoy traditional sandwiches, cakes & scones on the grounds of the Palace by the Diana Statue.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.