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Heathrow Airport Guide
Heathrow airport is one of the busiest airports in the world offering flights to hundreds of destinations across the globe.
There is also a wide range of services available at the airport to ensure that any trip to Heathrow is as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
One of the best services at the airport is the variety of shops available both before and after security. These shops include upmarket fashion and accessory shops as well as chemists and electronics shops stocking all of the important holiday essentials. This is perfect for picking up presents or any last minute forgotten items such as toothbrushes and chargers. It is also ideal for passing the time before the flight takes off. As well as a shops to browse there are also several retailers offering services such as accommodation and currency exchange.
The airport doesn`t just offer shopping as pre flight entertainment, there are several other options for entertainment and relaxation. One of the most interesting entertainment options located in Heathrow`s terminal five is an art gallery which features works of art by a number of British artists. This is an ideal location to pass the time whilst enjoying British culture at its best Another excellent place to relax at Heathrow is the spa which offers traditional massages as well as spa treatments which will certainly take the stress out of flying. One other unique place to relax is the Yotel, which offers the opportunity to rent a hotel room for four hours or overnight. These hotel rooms offer beds, en suite bathroom and entertainment systems which are ideal for long flight transfers.
Heathrow doesn`t just offer pre flight entertainment, it also offers a number of places to eat and drink including pubs, coffee shops and restaurants. For fine dining restaurants such as `Rhubarb` and Carluccio`s offer delicious food for those looking for a bit of luxury and with some time to spare. Alternately, for a quick refuel there are also eateries such as Bagel Street and EAT as well as a number of places to grab a coffee including AMT and Costa. There are also several shops to buy things such as sandwiches and snacks to eat on board the plane.
As well as services for passengers boarding flights there are also services for those who have just arrived at the airport including several transport links. This includes the car rental London airport provides which includes several different company`s to hire from. There is also a dedicated London Underground station as well as a number of buses which connect the city of London as well a number of cities in the United Kingdom including Manchester and Glasgow.
Around 90 airlines fly from Heathrow to over 180 locations worldwide, carrying nearly 68 million passengers and 1.3 million tonnes of cargo each year. Heathrow has five terminals, two main runways, and a cross wind runway.
The airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and disabled travellers. It also offers a full range of 1st class airport services.