The largest airport in the UK, home to four busy terminals, Heathrow Airport offers a host of shopping and dining opportunities, with a wealth of choice to suit the huge numbers of passengers it serves each day. Check out our cheap Heathrow parking options for excellent deals on car parking at Heathrow Airport as well.
For all your regular holiday needs, be they last-minute toiletries, the latest beach-read, up-to-date music or some new shades, rely on W.H.Smith, Boots, Dixons, HMV, Sony and Sunglasses Hut for all your essentials at Heathrow Airport. There's plenty of attractive bargains in World Duty Free, with savings on alcohol, perfume and cosmetics, etc, with great duty-free prices on everything from apparel and luggage, to toys and souvenirs. Take the kids to Hamleys for a treat, select an upscale gift in Harrods, or save money on the latest must-have clothes and shoes, or classic British fashions in shops such as French Connection, Hackett, Reiss, Paul Smith and LK Bennett. If you're in the mood to splash out or just window shop, peruse the high-end designer shops such as Burberry, Cartier, Tiffany, Chanel, Prada, Gucci and Jimmy Choo for the ultimate in style.
An excellent choice of bars, cafes and restaurants await you at Heathrow Airport. Whilst relaxing in the terminal, enjoy a coffee or snack from ATM Coffee, Apostrophe Cafe, Caffe Italia, Caffe Nero, Costa Coffee, Expresso or Starbucks, or for a quick bite, head to Bagel Street, bite, EAT, Est, Krispy Kreme, Millie's Cookies or Pret a Manger. Dine-in options at the airport include rhubarb, Bridge Bar, Caffe Italia, Cafe Rouge, Carluccios, Chez Gerard, Dining Street, Garfunkels, Giraffe, Gordon Ramsey Plane Food, Huxleys, Itsu, Pontis, TGI's, Yo Sushi and Wagamama - all offering varied menus to suit all travellers' tastes and budgets. Or if you need a drink, prop up the bar at The Crown Rivers, Harlequin Alehouse, V Bar, Bar 5, The 5 Tuns, The Globe, The Skylark, The Three Bells or The Tin Goose for a pre-flight tipple.
To escape the hustle and bustle of the terminal, book a seat in one of the VIP Lounges, (available in Terminals 1 - 4), and be treated to comfy seating, complimentary snacks and some welcome peace and quiet. Indulge in a pampering treatment in Be Relax spa, whether it be a quick manicure or pedicure, or a rejuvenating massage or oxygen therapy, or for the ultimate in relaxation before you fly, book a cabin at Yotel and enjoy some private time right inside the terminal building, with your own bed and en-suite bathroom.
Heathrow Airport is served by a vast number of public transport options, and with regular trains, tubes, buses and coaches departing the airport, situated just 14 miles west of Central London, there's excellent access into the capital to tour the sights and attractions of the city. The airport is located on the London Underground Piccadilly line, and the Heathrow Express takes just 15 minutes to get to Paddington Station.
Heathrow is well-positioned for both Surrey and Berkshire, and a stop-over here can include family attractions such as Thorpe Park, Legoland and Chessington Zoo, as well as Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, Ascot Racecourse and Eton College - all interesting day trips for history and culture-lovers alike.