Yes, there is a direct flight service between London and Moscow that is offered by Aeroflot Russian Airlines. The flight duration of this direct flight is only 4 hours from London Heathrow Airport to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport.
The cheapest time to visit Moscow is in November. As the winter arrives and the ordinary tourists begin to shiver by the thought of the cold Russian season, the opportunists can save a lot by just layering up. So bundle up and take a cheap flight to Moscow and remain in this beautiful city on very low accommodation fares in the month of November. Additionally, for some July in Moscow can be too warm, so the tickets fares and living costs plunge right in the middle of summer as well. The rates in July are not as cheap as they are November but comparatively are a bargain when you know the fountains and parks would not be frozen when you arrive in Moscow.
The city of Moscow is divided into two areas: Greater Moscow or Moscow Oblast and Central Moscow. Central Moscow has all the administrative and federal buildings of the city and Moscow Oblast contains residential and more public and civic centres. Moscow is a very large city and is served by five international airports.
You are required to apply for the visa at the consulate of The Russian Federation in London. Upon applying for the visa, a consulate fee would be required from the tourist as well. Additionally, an invitation is also required from an inviting party or a tourism company that is based in Russia and registered in the United Federal Register of the Tour Operators of Russia. The Russian consulate asks for fingerprints of all applicants that need to enter the country. It can take up to 20 work days to process the visa applications, so it is advisable for the British passport holder to plan well in advance. Tourist visas generally are valid for 30 days.
Upon receiving the visa the applicant should double check the details listed on the visa. The visa has two parts: one is the tourist voucher and the other is the confirmation of tourism acceptance. The details would include the cities that the tourist intends to visit, information about the Russian based tourism company and the information of hotels and other accommodations the tourist would be staying at.
The best time to visit Moscow is in the months between May and October. The best month to visit Moscow is the month of June, when the temperatures are the warmest and the skies remain clear. Although it can be a bit expensive visiting Moscow right in the middle of summer, it is the only time when Moscow does come out to celebrate its many festivals. The icy Russian winter is long forgotten as soon as May arrives and festivities begin to take form in Moscow’s streets.
Moscow has been the capital city of Russia, the Soviet Union, the Russian Empire and the Tsardom of Russia. Moscow has been a part of the history of Russia, since 1156. Back in the 12th century, Moscow was attacked constantly by Mongol armies but since then it has evolved to be the largest city in Europe, both by area and population.
A modified calendar is used in the Orthodox Church and Christmas for them falls on January 7. It is celebrated with joy in homes and rejoiced in churches all over Moscow city. February’s Maslenitsa Festival is a carnival that falls before Lent and lasts a full week. Enjoy the parades, live music, Russian ballet dances, fireworks, and food and drink in preparation for the fast during Lent. As with Christmas, Orthodox Easter falls in early April not coinciding with the Easter dates followed in the west. Easter is a time to be with family and is celebrated to welcome the spring. The June Beer Festival is the most awaited festival in Moscow and it features hundreds of brands that fill jars of the golden elixir for the public to taste, keg after keg. Den’ Goroda (City Day) is celebrated in September as the founding day of the city of Moscow. Join in and experience parties, celebrations and street concerts that bring thousands of Muscovites into the squares and the streets of the city.
Moscow is a very large and important city of the Russian Federation. Moving through the city is easy, thanks to the high level of infrastructure development done throughout the years. Moscow has ten ring roads, with varying circumferences, each encircling the city to connect different parts of the metropolitan area around its centre – the Red Square. The railway station of Moscow connects Asia with the rest of Europe. The Moscow Metro has 217 stations and has been open since 1935. This metro system is the seventh lengthiest rapid transit in the world. The stations and the passageways of the metro are like no other. Ornately decorated and elegantly designed, these stations have chandeliers and murals rivalling those seen in high-end hotels. Apart from that Moscow has tram lines and a brigade of Taxis to move you anywhere you want in the city.
There are many hotels in Moscow, both in Central Moscow and in the Moscow Oblast. These regal hotels have a Romanov flair with just a touch of modernism.