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Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

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Hounslow
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  • Jay G.
    "Very helpful staff make embarking on or returning from a flight"(95 Tips)
    Isabel J.
    "Great Airport, great duty free shops..."(43 Tips)
    Robert O.
    "Heathrow Express, best and fastest way into central London"(38 Tips)
    Faith S.
    "Free wifi, amazing designer shops, and a mini Harrod's."(25 Tips)
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  • Serafettin B.
    Serafettin B.November 28, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Every day at Heathrow 1,400 flights take off and land – one every 45 seconds and nearly half a million per year. You should use underground (Piccadilly Line) from here to city center.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Lufthansa
    LufthansaAugust 27, 2012
    When coming in from or flying out toward the west on a clear day, look out the window to catch a glimpse of Windsor Castle
    Upvoted Oct 28, 2016
  • Serafettin B.
    Serafettin B.December 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Terminal 2, has plenty of seating available, though not much privacy and the lights tend to stay brightly lit.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 🅿️ïtchy_ellé .
    One of the best airports, is really crowded but somehow you have all the facilities you need and is really well organized and you are able to find the gates really fast.
    Upvoted Dec 2, 2016
  • Turkish Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesOctober 20, 2014
    Welcome to London! Make sure you catch some of the world’s best theatres offered in the city. From world-famous musicals to West End shows, there’s a lot to see!
    Upvoted Nov 24, 2016
  • Chris B.
    Chris Bauer3 weeks ago
    Much better than it used to be. Take your iPads out of your carry on for inspection. New law in UK that I've never run into anywhere else in the world
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • David
    DavidSeptember 7, 2014
    Easy to reach from Paddington railway station. Huge agora and shopping area. Very well organized. Friendly staff. Business lounge is perfect with excellent WiFi connection and broad choice of drinks.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • S P.
    S PDecember 6, 2016
    One of, if not the best airport to travel to/from.Great transport (tube/bus/train/taxi), clean, comfortable, bright, spacious, good selection of food and shopping, very helpful friendly obliging staff
  • A P.
    A PMarch 13, 2013
    2. Go to Huxleys which is on the left hand side after the security check, good beer and good food, for something under 10 pounds, you can get a very filling meal, avoid shops on the concourse level
  • S P.
    S PMay 28, 2016
    One of the easiest and most travel friendly airports. Well laid out, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable, great shopping and very good food...
    Upvoted Nov 17, 2016
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagAugust 3, 2014
    If you’re lucky, professional musicians may even set your meal’s mood. The London Philharmonic Orchestra has put on its far share of T5 concerts over the years. Read more
    Upvoted Dec 1, 2016
  • Jenna D.
    Jenna DrapkinJuly 14, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    best airport in the world. even if you don't have status on airline -you can easily find fantastic dining options and shops galore. don't miss the ted baker in the corner next to zara! cheers.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CMarch 13, 2013
    visit Caviar House restaurant. I recommend the tsarini, moderate in price (relatively). You will not find this sort of thing easily in the USA. A nice break between connections. Located terminal 3.
  • Mark A.
    Mark AApril 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Always fly BA. Love T5. Great connections between T5 A, B, C. Just catch the train and it takes you to the long haul flights in a couple of min. Great restaurants and nice lounges.
  • Salih A.
    Salih Al SubaiSeptember 23, 2014
    The best head out for waiting and connections flights on terminal 5, just next to gate A7 .. Great for kids with great seating for relaxation and power sockets 👍
  • Faith S.
    Faith SpinoApril 1, 2015
    Free wifi, amazing designer shops, and a mini Harrod's. Get a delicious sandwich, pastry, or love bar at Pret a Manger and enjoy beautiful Heathrow.
  • Dan R.
    Dan RamirezAugust 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    So far all the different foods I have tried have been pretty good. This is my 5th layover here in the past few months. Really a decent airport to get around in. Follow the purple when in doubt.
  • Guido G.
    Guido GybelsFebruary 6, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Heathrow, despite its undeserved reputation, is a great airport, especially terminal 5. Good facilities, great for shopping and some of the fastest baggage handling in the world.
  • J Crowley
    J CrowleyOctober 30, 2012
    Don't waste your money on pricey + shitty airport food. Go straight for the Boots Meal Deal. £3.79 for sandwich, chips and drink. I lived off this steal for 6 months. Just don't get the prawns.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Ilya G.
    Ilya GutinJune 10, 2015
    Underground is effective way to get to terminal 4. Heathrow express+searching for shuttle bus+its travel will take almost the same time, but will cost more, though in peak times it is not comfortable
    Upvoted Nov 28, 2016
  • Alexey R.
    Alexey RubtsovJuly 5, 2013
    Heathrow is huge, but very well organised. Actually I'd like to share very obvious tips: pack your fluids right and fulfill tax-free forms beforehand... and you'll have great experience of efficiency.
  • Elias B.
    Elias BizannesSeptember 11, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the upgrades as the facilities are fresh, especially the Queens terminal (number 2). Make sure you give plenty of time (15+ minutes) if traveling around the airport like to a lounge
  • Chioma C.
    Chioma ChukaOctober 21, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Give enough time to make it to your gate... grab a meal at Wagamama (or anywhere else) before your flight if you can... BA is serving less food these days
    Upvoted Oct 21, 2016
  • Kenneth O.
    Kenneth OyollaApril 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    There is a new Pret a Manger at T5 departure. Try it out for the usual amazing sandwiches, coffee and all things fresh. Giraffe is also upstairs for that sumptuous hot meal
  • Antal János M.
    Antal János MonoriJune 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Huge airport with many terminals. Getting from the Terminal 1,2,3 metro station to security over Terminal 3 takes about 15,20 minutes. Make sure you get here well in time. Lots to do and explore!
  • Shyan T.
    Shyan TanJuly 9, 2016
    Terminal 2 has excellent shopping and restaurants to keep you busy. Long walk to departure gates so plan ahead. Do not be alarmed by the non-existence departure passport control.
  • Gary Gazza R.
    Gary Gazza RobinsonApril 6, 2014
    Terminal 5 is great. Modern, clean, spacious, and easy to negotiate. Great views of the airfield too. Only slight drawback was very slow through passport checking on the return journey.
  • Ralph M.
    Ralph MoránJanuary 29, 2014
    Depending on the security checkpoint you go through, it can either be hellish , or rather nice. Charge your phone where you can , as the outlets are different in various parts of the airport.
  • Don T.
    Don ThompsonMay 11, 2013
    Duty free has a great selection of scotch with a good selection at the tasting bar. Give yourself some time to go through it and buy something you probably can't get back home.
  • Suzi W.
    Suzi WaddellSeptember 21, 2014
    Terminal 2: get huge takeout share-box for £12 at Yo Sushi. Then 'London's Pride' to sit in for coffee&use work stations with power sockets. 'Leon' does good range of healthy food options downstairs.
  • Benjamin 🚀
    Benjamin 🚀August 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The new T5 is simply one of the best in the world! Plenty of dining and shopping to whittle away your time before wheels up. I like getting out to the satellite gates early for a bit of calm 😑.
  • Jeffrey Z.
    Jeffrey ZeldmanNovember 30, 2013
    Returning US travelers, security is between Areas D and E, and is super fast with a Fast Track ticket. Even with per screened ticket, though, you still need to remove laptop, iPad, liquids, shoes.
  • Alex A.
    Alex AntoniuAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the best airports, is really crowded but somehow you have all the facilities you need and is really well organized and you are able to find the gates really fast.
  • Tariq M.
    Tariq MetwallyDecember 1, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Actually it's a big mall where u can find everything u can imagine, along with cleanliness and order. Attention: smokers won't like it because it's smoke- free airport.
  • Anna R.
    Anna RagenJune 30, 2012
    If you're at Terminal 3 departure and travelling alone, don't wait at the main waiting area. Walk towards the lounges and check out the quieter cafes where you can grab a bite to eat in peace.
  • Danilo D.
    Danilo DelponteSeptember 8, 2014
    Look for the nice deals in the grocery stores, I got a huge sandwich, chips and drink for €3,75. Plan your time on the Internet, the longest you can get for free is around 90 minutes.
  • Lee S.
    Lee SydneySeptember 7, 2016
    Helpful and friendly staff. You can get between terminals via free Heathrow express train. Wish they had trolley escalators on the slopes though.
  • Alfred L.
    Alfred Lewers JrFebruary 2, 2014
    LHRt was an easy airport to move through. The Tube (train station), being on the grounds was a breeze. The people were helpful and the transport to my destination was easy. Early flights are the best.
  • Florian W.
    Florian WeiglJuly 17, 2011
    Amazing how many types of booze you can try while waiting on your plane. From whiskey to rum to freshly made cocktails. (At the little promotional stall in the duty free store)
  • Don't Call M.
    Don't Call Me JoyboAugust 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    It's a sprawling but you move through security quickly and for international flights there's a tram to get you to the B and C gates after check in. 1.5 hours before your flight is perfect.
  • Talal A.
    Talal AlMadhiAugust 9, 2016
    Love this airport! On time flights and friendly staff. Tons of shops and restaurants. If you have a long layover it won't be a problem for you. Enjoy it!
  • Casandra S.
    Casandra SmarandaAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    so many memories, so many times being here. I love it!It's so big and you've got so many choices to buy anything! try duty&free for alcohol- cheap and great
  • Claude F.
    Claude FlorinJuly 28, 2012
    Huge difference between GOOD T5, and AWFUL T1-4. if you access BA lounges, good showers shoulder massage. Worth a go to Sofitel hotel spa landside if you have a longer than 2hours transit.
  • Mariana C.
    Mariana CampeloJanuary 5, 2015
    Great airport! Friendly staff, on time flights (most of the time), tons of shops and restaurants. If you have a long layover it won't be a problem for you!
  • Tyler T.
    Tyler TannerSeptember 26, 2014
    Terminal 1 can be a deceptive maze. Get ready to hoof it if your a gate is in the B30's. Had to run. Giraffe has the best food if you have the time. Nice shops in holding.
  • Kai C.
    Kai ChuOctober 24, 2013
    For an 8 hrs layover from gate to gate, you get about 2-3 hrs to head out to Central London ( incl. travel time) if you take the Heathrow Connect or Express respectively. In that amount of time.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysJanuary 17, 2014
    Visit the Stonehenge in Amesbury. Built around 2,000 B.C it's one of the most striking prehistoric megalithic monuments in the world on account of the sheer size of its megaliths.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CampiNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Just about perfect. It's huge, but everything works like a perfect machine. The lines at security checks can be a nightmare though so make sure you have time
  • Thomas
    ThomasSeptember 30, 2014
    Connected to the subway. You can easily ride toward london paddinton station and come back to the airport in an hour or two. If u have a 4 hrs stop over its way worth it to go hop the subway & explore
  • j d.
    j dNovember 27, 2014
    Waiting for AGES at the Virgin Atlantic counters while women in red coats swirled around not taking my bags was the only bad part of Heathrow. Easy to get around, great food and shopping options
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