Heathrow Airport Information

The UK's most popular travel hub: Heathrow Airport

London 's Heathrow Airport is the world's busiest international travel hub and a favourite among passengers travelling out of the UK .

You can head to more than 180 destinations in 90 countries from Heathrow Airport and more than 66.9 million people choose the hub as the starting point of their travels each year.

With five terminals, you are sure to find plenty of space and entertainment options in which to relax and prepare for your onward journey.

Getting to Heathrow Airport

Some of the facilities that really make Heathrow Airport stand out from other UK departure destinations is how easy it is to get to. It can be reached from central London by tube or train in just 26 minutes on the normal stopping service - which also services local stations in the west of the capital.

For a quicker journey, the Heathrow Express, which is a fast-running service that travels to and from London Paddington station, departs every 15 minutes.

If you plan on driving, long stay, business and valet parking is available and can be booked online through FHR. There are several options to choose from, including the Purple Parking Meet on Return service where a transfer is provided from the parking compound to the airport, but on your return, your car will be there waiting for you at the terminal.

Alternatively, for a faster drop off, you may wish to opt for one of the meet and greet services at Heathrow-airport-parking, such as Meteor Meet and Greet Parking Service at Terminals one to five or the Drivefly Meet and Greet.

Relax at one of Heathrow Airport 's hotels

Staying at one of the many hotels close to Heathrow Airport can be a great way to refresh before an ongoing journey and can be booked online. The four-star hotels, which is on the main A4 Bath Road , even comes complete with a tropical garden and indoor pool and parking is included in the price.

Other nearby hotels with excellent facilities include the four-star Holiday Inn and Park Inn Heathrow, the three-star Thistle London Heathrow and the three-star Premier Inn.

Heathrow Airport helps you start your journey in style

Once inside Heathrow Airport it is easy to see why this travel hub remains so popular - there is such a lot to do! From relaxing in the many airport lounges or browsing the internet, to shopping, eating and drinking - there is an endless supply of entertainment to keep you occupied.

Heathrow Airport has a number of airport lounges such as the Servisair Executive Lounge in Terminals one and three and the Holideck in Terminal four. If you are travelling for business, there are perfect spaces to quietly work and leisure travelers can also relax and escape the hustle and bustle of the retail area. With televisions, newspapers, internet facilities and complimentary nibbles and drinks, booking an airport lounge is a great way to begin a trip.

Indulge in some retail therapy at Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport has some 48,000 square metres of shopping space and in addition to the Duty Free, there are a number of other outlets perfect for some retail therapy, buying last-minute travel items or presents. For something authentically English Harrods or Hamleys are a good choice with a huge selection of gift possibilities. Other stores include Monsoon, WH Smith, Boots and Tie Rack.

If spoiled for choice, you may also with to take advantage of the free personal shopper service available in the departure lounges at Heathrow Airport . Designated consultants are on hand to help shoppers find exactly what they are looking for to suit any budget.

Restaurants at Heathrow Airport include Bagel Street , Caffee Italia and Carluccios!