How to make the most of your time at Heathrow
From help with heavy luggage to stopping for a bite to eat with a side of free entertainment – London Heathrow Airport has a lot to offer!
Reserve the perfect holiday outfit
For those of you who know what you want to buy before you fly — Heathrow Boutique is the answer for you.
Simply browse products and brands online, reserve your items three days before you travel, and then collect that holiday head-turner outfit you've had your eye on before heading to your terminal.
'Kids eat free' dates throughout 2019
If you're travelling with the family and want to enjoy a sit-down meal before you jet off — grab yourself a tasty bite, and the kids can eat for free†.
We hear that Heston's The Perfectionists' Cafe at Terminal 2 serves a delicious chilli con carne for the parents, and tomato and basil pasta for the little ones.
Save yourself a little extra holiday spending money and take a look at the selected restaurants and qualifying dates.
Endless fun for the family
There's something for everyone at Heathrow Airport. From live music performances to appearances from the Mr. Men and Little Miss gang — it's certainly not short of entertainment.
And if you're travelling during the festive seasons — be sure to look out for Christmas ginger bread houses and hopping Easter bunnies in select terminals!
Check out the latest events in your terminal for fun for all the family before you take off.
There's always a great sense of achievement when you arrive early to the airport. Why not make the most of your time by enjoying some plane spotting?
Whether you're flying solo or with family, check out these top spots for watching planes take off and land to pass the time:
- Terminal 2
- Great views of the runway can be seen from Wondertree in the departure lounge.
- Terminal 3
- For a small charge, you can sit and gaze at the stunning panoramic runway views from the No.1 Traveller Lounge.
- Terminal 4
- If your flight is set to take off from Gates 15 and 16 or nearby, the View Heathrow observation deck is the perfect vantage point. Take a look through the provided binoculars and enjoy the flight tracking touchscreen technology of the southern runway.
- Terminal 5
- You're practically in plane spotting paradise once you've made it to the departure lounge! However, the ultimate sweet spots can be found while dining in Gordon Ramsay Plane Food or Wagamama.
Meet and assist
If you haven't travelled from Heathrow before or would like any assistance through your journey, a team of Meet and Assist agents are there to help.
Whether it’s guiding you through the airport, sharing savvy travel tips or assisting you with security — the service is available to all passengers travelling across all airlines and ticket classes. With a team who speak a range of languages, they will make sure that your requirements are met.
Take a look here for more information on pricing and facilities.
No more struggling with a heavy suitcase
We're all guilty of pushing the boundaries of our suitcase – sitting, standing, jumping, trying to shut the thing once and for all. Who knew that extra pair of flip flops would turn what should be a simple journey to the airport into what feels like a 'world's strongest' challenge?
Well, why not pre-book our Heathrow porters that are available to manage all shapes and sizes of luggage. If you find yourself struggling and can't decide which outfits to take — you can now pack both.
Porters are ready to help you on the terminal forecourts in departures or in the baggage hall in arrivals.
And our last tip...
Or with our Meet & Greet parking you drive straight to your terminal, and then take a short walk to Departures. Perfect if you’re travelling with little ones or lots of luggage. Get to your flight with less hassle so you can enjoy your holiday sooner! Book now.
Our Drop & Ride parking starts from just £4.60 a day*. For great value parking that doesn't break the bank. Simply arrive and take a short transfer to your terminal while we park your car for you! Book now.
†Only available on specified dates.
*Based on a 15 day stay.
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