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Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

  • Jay G.
    "Very helpful staff make embarking on or returning from a flight"(93 Tips)
    Isabel J.
    "Great Airport, great duty free shops..."(42 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."(24 Tips)
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  • 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 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 1 day 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 Sep 18
  • 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
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • 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 3 weeks ago
  • S P.
    S PMay 28
    One of the easiest and most travel friendly airports. Well laid out, friendly and helpful staff, comfortable, great shopping and very good food...
    Upvoted Aug 1
  • 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 👍
    Upvoted Sep 23
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dan R.
    Dan RamirezAugust 7
    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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Elias B.
    Elias BizannesSeptember 11
    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
  • Antal János M.
    Antal János MonoriJune 12
    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
    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.
    Upvoted Aug 7
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sam W.
    Sam WakimMarch 9, 2015
    Frankly, the best duty-free shopping in any airport in the world. Luxury at its best, whether it's chocolate, scotch, wine, caviar, jewelry, clothing, luggage or watches.
  • 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
  • Lee S.
    Lee SydneySeptember 7
    Helpful and friendly staff. You can get between terminals via free Heathrow express train. Wish they had trolley escalators on the slopes though.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 😑.
  • 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.
  • Talal A.
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Don't Call M.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysApril 22, 2015
    Arguably one of the most spectacular buildings in all of London, St Paul’s Cathedral stands tall and proud as an iconic monument in the centre of the city.
  • 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
  • Fathima D.
    Fathima Dada3 weeks ago
    Feels so familiar and easy to navigate, even though it's vast. New Queen's terminal is good. Very friendly and professional immigration staff. First world joys.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Dan M.
    Dan Marshall3 weeks ago
    Been here 10+ times
    Still the best Airport I've been too. Preferably T5 but others have great duty free & shops.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Alexandra L.
    one of the best airports i've ever stopped at. beautiful architecture and fast service. there are also sooo many great stores in the terminals 😍
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • S P.
    S PApril 2
    Great Airport, shopping and even food. Easy to get to from London, either by underground (tube - Picadilly line), Heathrow Express trains or minicabs.
  • Nassos C.
    Nassos ConquesoFebruary 14, 2015
    Very organized airport! I've travelled several times without any problems! Modern with a lot of shops and lights and very clean! Best in London
  • Moe
    MoeDecember 7, 2014
    Its not just an airport , its a city in the city. Foods, drinks, shopping, Brands and perfect waiting areas. I do prefere it over any other alternative.
  • 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.
  • Jet Airways
    Jet AirwaysDecember 5, 2014
    This Tower of London (actually a castle of 20-dd towers) offers the colourful Yeoman Warders, the spectacular Crown Jewels, the soothsaying ravens and armour fit for a king.
  • Remi L.
    Remi LefevreAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    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.
  • 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).
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