Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the UK and the second busiest in the world by international passenger traffic. The airport served 78 million passengers in 2017 with a daily average total number of 213,668. Heathrow serves 204 destinations in 85 countries from 4 terminals, with the most popular destinations being New York (JFK), Dubai, Dublin, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.
Where is Heathrow Airport located?
Heathrow Airport is based in Hillingdon, West London. Heathrow is easily accessible from Junction 4 of the M4 and is around a 1-hour 15-minute drive from Beckenham and Bromley and an hour drive from Croydon.
What is the history of Heathrow?
Heathrow originated in 1929 as a small airfield with the expansion to a larger airport beginning in 1944. The expansion was planned to be for long-distance military aircraft heading for the Far-East, however as the airport was nearing completion, World War 2 had ended. The airport was opened in 1946 as London Airport before being renamed as Heathrow Airport in 1966.
What is the best way to get to Heathrow Airport?
The best way is by using our AAA Minicabs’ Heathrow Airport Transfers service. When you book your Heathrow Airport transfer with AAA Minicabs, we will track your flight’s landing time so that we can ensure our drivers arrive on time to pick you up. We also offer a free one-hour waiting period in case your flight is delayed en route. You can find our Heathrow Airport transfer prices by clicking here.
Other travel options include London Underground’s Piccadilly Line, the Heathrow Express, car, coach or bus.
Where can you stay nearby to Heathrow?
There are plenty of hotels by the airport if you are planning to make your flight as stress-free as possible. There are three hotels linked to terminals, Sofitel (Terminal 5), Hilton (Terminal 4) and YOTEL (Terminal 4).
What celebrities might you spot at Heathrow Airport?
The rich and famous have travelled to and from Heathrow for many years from Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra and the Beatles. More recently, you are likely to see Harry Styles, the Beckhams or Rihanna.
What food, drink and shopping options are available?
You don’t have to worry about being hungry or thirsty at Heathrow. There are restaurants and cafés to suit all budgets and tastes ranging from Costa to Caviar House Oyster Bar. You can see the full list available here.
Heathrow almost has as many shops as The Glades with shops to suit all budgets. With designer labels such as Chanel, Gucci and even a Harrods and your high street shops such as Superdry, WH Smith and Accessorize. You can find a full list of the shops here
If you are really looking to get in the holiday mood and make your wait for the plane as relaxing as possible, you could even head to one of the Spas.
Have a great holiday!