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Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

  • Jay G.
    "Very helpful staff make embarking on or returning from a flight"(89 Tips)
    Isabel J.
    "Great Airport, great duty free shops..."(39 Tips)
    Robert O.
    "Heathrow Express, best and fastest way into central London"(35 Tips)
    Faith S.
    "Free wifi, amazing designer shops, and a mini Harrod's."(21 Tips)
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  • A H.
    A HazetSeptember 21, 2014
    Known as the one of the busiest airport in the world. Tha Best way to get to the city is using tube (subway). Only take about less an hour we can reach the downtown of London. #traveling#LondonCalling
    Downvoted 1 day ago
  • Nikka
    NikkaOctober 28, 2014
    According to the huge size there's everything perfectly organized here! Transfers between terminals are easy,fast &you can't get lost if following purple signs. All area of the airport is non smoking.
    Upvoted 5 days ago
  • May ♍.
    May ♍March 8, 2015
    Airports quality shows in busy times. Are the buildings designed for a large amount of people?How are the queues organized?Is it easy to navigate through terminals? LHR easily excels in all categories
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Noel C.
    Noel ClarkeAugust 14, 2014
    Well. It's an airport. I'm at terminal 3 but have used others too. With all the waiting time these days because of security you couldn't really ask for a better airport in terms of having things to do
  • Guido G.
    Guido GybelsFebruary 6, 2015
    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.
    Upvoted Jun 2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Gustavo R.
    Gustavo ResendeNovember 16, 2014
    Buy the Heathrow Express tickets just after you get your luggage with the agents before reach the entry. For Standard the return is 34£ (5£ less than Internet and inside the train!).
  • Jenna D.
    Jenna DrapkinJuly 14, 2015
    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.
  • Antal János M.
    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!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CooperSeptember 13, 2014
    Never assume you have enough time to get to your gate at this airport, it's huge (and full of wonderfully distracting shops)! More often than not you'll have to take a bus to your connecting flight.
  • Paul N.
    Paul NovareseOctober 19, 2015
    Get here very early, especially if you're traveling by car with someone else who is departing from a different terminal. I dropped my co-worker off at T3 and it took me over 20 minutes to get to T4.
  • 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 1 week ago
  • Paddy
    PaddyJanuary 4, 2015
    I've only flown through T3 and T5 but on different days of the week at different times of day. The lines are never too long for security and there's plenty of amenities in the terminal buildings.
  • 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.
  • Remi L.
    Remi LefevreAugust 16, 2014
    Flying of T5? Always head to the North Gates right away. Most incoming travellers arrive near the South Gates so they are usually busier, or closed if the traffic volume is low. Either way, go North.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Katerina D.
    Katerina DanilovaAugust 25, 2014
    Cheating!in business check in area in terminal 4(maybe in other terminals also!)the weighters set incorrectly!!!They show about 5 additional kilos to overall weight of your luggage!!!! 😠 be careful!
  • Brett C.
    Brett CairnsAugust 28, 2013
    Only the British could come up with such an edifice of disorganised chaos. No X-rays chime so was thoroughly groped. Oh you have knee replacements so take off your shoes on this nice slippy floor
  • Kenneth O.
    Kenneth OyollaApril 4, 2015
    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
  • Kaishin C.
    Kaishin 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.
  • Tom C.
    Asked how much a premium or business upgrade would cost at checkin and the BA dude upgraded me for free. (potentially due it being a 10pm flight and delayed till midnight). Always worth asking though!
  • Kyze
    KyzeMarch 17, 2015
    Free Wi-Fi for four hours (registration required). The cheapest way to the city is the subway (it costed me 3.10£ with Oyster card, which I purchased right there at my arrival).
  • Johnson C.
    Johnson ChongMay 20, 2015
    The "be relax" spa here sucks if you want a real massage. The girl had long nails and a bad touch. Better off passing your time in the massage chairs & getting your feet rubbed on long connection
  • 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.
  • M M.
    M MApril 22, 2015
    Take the Heathrow express to get fast to central London but do not pay onboard. Buy the ticket in advance. Their printing machine didn't work and they left me with no receipt nor the ticket itself.
  • Cynthia v.
    Cynthia vander HaveMarch 31, 2015
    It has been ages ago I had to wait this long for check-in and that was a transatlantic flight! Terrible organisation! The security control is quite fast. 4 hours of free WiFi and good entertainment!
  • Marcos P.
    Marcos PlaconaJanuary 29, 2015
    Wagamama is always a good call if you're looking for some decent lunch. Giraffes not so much! They only have BA lounges here, so unless you're at least Silver, your lounge card serves you nothing.
  • Sara S.
    Sara SidSeptember 11, 2014
    The MOST strictest and chaotic airport I have ever been to in my life. Make certain that ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING liquid stays in clear plastic bags and have every electronic device out. It sux here!!
  • Jiro S.
    Jiro SorianoApril 3, 2015
    Terminal T2 Arrivals Cafe Nero is great, 4 hours free wifi and UK mains plugs to charge up in Terminal T2. outside the T2 building can be noisy due to close proximity to the runway.
  • Hanan Bint Hamzah !
    Hanan Bint Hamzah !September 8, 2015
    Just like an old aluminum prefab house but huge, with unfriendly staff & grimly, unhelpful long queue, AC vent failed during peak crowds, Nothing special about it except its your gate to Lovely London
  • Will C.
    Will CJune 27, 2015
    Very safe and well organised airport but very crowded and getting worse. Always lines at security check point but too many check points. Overall average airport, careful of terminal transfer times!
  • 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.
  • Cenk G.
    Cenk GümüşcüoğluOctober 7, 2014
    Many restaurants and outlets close around 10 pm! If Londoners want to expand Heathrow they should expand their understanding of 24 hour service. There're much better hub airports in Europe...
  • Mark A.
    Mark AshworthApril 20, 2014
    If you don't have an ePassport, please don't stand in the ePassport queue. Those things have a tendency to crash when you swipe your normal passport on it - which makes life more difficult for others.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • fred b.
    fred bullockAugust 31, 2014
    The walk from check-in to the gates at terminal 2 is very long and involves multiple escalators and changing levels several times. Allow 30 mins from after security to get to your gate.
  • Esfandiar B.
    Esfandiar BehrouzDecember 1, 2013
    You don't need to take your shoes off but you definitely need to take out any and all liquids and pasts from your bags so they don't waste time searching you.
  • Liam
    LiamDecember 30, 2014
    The quickest way to central London is the Heathrow Express. If you have a travel card you can get a cheaper fare at the ticket desk - not available at the ticket machines.
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