London Heathrow Airport is about 32km from the heart of London, and is regarded as the busiest international airport in the world by many. With 5 terminals in total, each varying in size, Heathrow Airport also has two key runways and one cross wind runway. One can get to different terminals by free trains and buses including the Heathrow Express and London Underground (the London Underground is free only if use a Transport for London Oyster Card). Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are just a 10-minute walk away from each other.
Services and facilities in Heathrow Airport are top-notch. Whether you are on a business trip, travelling with your family and children, or have special needs, this airport cares for your welfare. Business class travellers enjoy a plethora of business facilities at all terminals. Fast track priority service is extremely helpful if you would like to cut down on unnecessary time wastage and waiting periods. Saving you up to half an hour through priority check-in and boarding pathways, you also get to utilise duty-free counters and other services meant to reduce the hassle.
Executive lounges can be pre-booked for your use and relaxation after a long-haul flight. Refresh yourself with a selection of wines, spirits and other alcohol and beverages, and have a nap at one of the bedrooms available at Terminal 3’s executive lounge. Make use of the free WiFi in certain terminals, and let your kids entertain themselves with the child-friendly facilities at your disposal.
Alternatively, engage your children’s interest in the play areas available in each terminal, and take advantage of the babycare facilities, including the feeding and changing rooms. Upgrade to a business lounge at several terminals and be pampered with a greater variety of facilities and services such as travel spas and family rooms. If you are fortunate enough to wander around in Terminal 5, you might even want to get the ultimate pre-flight enjoyment. No. 1 Traveller brings you a series of breakfast and day menus in collaboration with Gordon Ramsay Plane Food, propelling your travel experience to greater heights.
Passengers with disabilities are looked after with the airport’s disabled-friendly equipment and infrastructure. Passengers who are hard of hearing can also request for Heathrow minicom service through one of the airport hotlines.
Wireless access helps you connect to the Internet at various designated areas across all terminals. Pay phones and help phones are also located around the airport, as well as postal facilities to mail that document you urgently prepared before or during your flight. Religious travellers can worship at the chapels and prayer rooms in the terminals. Most Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) scattered across the terminals also accept major international and domestic cards.
Finally, complete your Heathrow Airport experience by checking into the Hilton, the nearest hotel directly connected to one of the terminals. You can also choose to stay the night at Holiday Inn Heathrow which is a stone’s throw away from the nearest tube station.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 18 July 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check London Heathrow Airport website for the latest update of the following information.