The airports of London are some of the biggest and best in the world, offering a front door to the millions of people travelling to London every year. Whether you’re visiting for business or for a holiday with family and friends, you’ll be travelling through one of London’s iconic airports. Heathrow is the biggest and busiest airport in the UK, which means that the majority of people coming to London will pass through it on their travels.
If you’re planning a trip to the city and you’re heading for Heathrow then you’ll need to be prepared. We’ve put together a handy guide that will give you all the important information about the airport, its features and facilities. Hopefully this will make your trip go smoothly and will give you a better idea of what to expect at the world’s third busiest airport.
Heathrow is the UK’s busiest commercial airport, used by over 80 different airline providers that fly to 180 locations all over the world. The huge number of flights coming in and out of the airport every day results in a figure of around 72 million passengers every year. The airport itself consists of 2 main runways and four operating terminals, each containing a huge variety of services, facilities and retail outlets.
There are a variety of different ways to get from the airport to where you need to be in the city. If you’re staying at one of our Park Grand Hotels London then taking a taxi or shuttle from the airport to our Heathrow Hotel will be the quickest and easiest mode of transport. For those travelling further into the city there are buses and trains that regularly run from the airport to the centre of the city. The strong transport links at Heathrow mean that you’ll always be able to get where you need to go.
Food and drink
There is a huge range of bars, restaurants and cafes located throughout Heathrow airport, offering something for everyone. Whether you want a quick snack or hot drink from a café, or a luxury meal in a high-end eatery, you won’t go hungry at Heathrow. Treat the kids to a meal at McDonalds or sit down with your partner at the luxurious Bridge Bar for a quiet drink and some delicious food. There are a lot of options when it comes to eating and drinking at Heathrow so be sure to explore and find something to match your taste. Don’t worry if you struggle because you’ll have some amazing food waiting for you at our Park Grand Paddington Court London hotel.
Heathrow airport has a full range of facilities to meet your needs, whether you’re travelling alone for business or on holiday with the kids. Toilets and changing facilities are located throughout the airport and showers are available in the many airport lounges. There is seating everywhere in the airport terminals which means you can sit and relax while you wait for your flight. Quiet areas can be found in some of the airport terminals if you want to finish off a bit of work or take a quick snooze before your flight.