London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

Heathrow airport planesLondon city has a lot of different airports. One of them is Heathrow, actually the largest airport in whole Europe and the largest in the world by number of international flights. The map of Heathrow airport is here. It is considered to be the most prestigious of the five London airports. You can simply reach the airport by subway, express train, buses and taxis.

Heathrow is located 25 kilometers the west of central London. It has two runways. Every day there are about 90 flights. It serves about 185,000 passengers a day, 13% of which are transit. The geography of flights has approximately 190 cities on all continents.

As this enormous airport is so large, it is very important to find out which terminal your flight arrives and which terminal you are flying from. In this case your airline can help you. You also can see the number of flight information screen in the departure lounge. When the flight is prepared on the landing, the corresponding flight number is displayed. Boarding usually begins on 45 minutes before your departure.

London Heathrow Airport postcodes

Terminals 1, 2 and 3
The terminals are close together.

Postcodes for satellite navigation:
Terminal 1: TW6 1AP
Terminal 2: TW6 1EW
Terminal 3: TW6 1QG

Terminal 4
The terminal is in the southern part of the airport site and has a separate entrance.

Postcode for satellite navigation: TW6 3XA

Terminal 5
The terminal is on the Western Perimeter Road and has its own separate access road.

Postcode for satellite navigation: TW6 2GA

Heathrow Airport parking

Decided to use your own car to drive to the airport? Make sure you know where to leave it near Heathrow airport.  There are so many Heathrow airport parking options: long and short stay, bussiness and valet parking, meet and greet parking. Just you know Heathrow is official parking provider and no one can offer airport parking cheaper. Moreover, all 5 Terminals have the nearest car park.

Heathrow airport car parking map

Short stay parking at Heathrow Airport is a great option for short trips and can be booked online. Price start from £3.50 for 30 minutes.

Heathrow Long Stay Parking is perfect for holidays or longer trips. For the first day you will pay from  £26.00, next each day: £20.50.

Heathrow Airport Meet and  Greet service must be pre-book, but it will cost less than valet parking. Leave your car in Short Stay car park and the staff will park your car while you check in for a flight. It is available from 05:00 to 22:30 every day.

Heathrow Airport Valet Parking – you drive right up to the drop-off points and the staff park your car for the duration of your trip.  When you return you can take it from the Valet pick-up area. This service costs £90.00 for a day.

Heathrow Airport restaurants

You can enjoy a really tasty lunch or a quick snack, buy exclusive designer goods or things necessary for the trip. The airport has many beautiful and interesting shops, different cafes and bars, most of which are located near security checkpoint.

Budget travellers can find cheap places to eat in Heathrow airport:

     – EAT. (soups, hot pots, salads, sandwiches and drinks to go)

     – Costa (famous British coffee chain)

     – Ca’puccino (Italian food)

     – Bridge Bar and Eating House (lounge pub)

If you want to taste gourmet cuisine, you should go to:

     – Café Rouge ( French café)

     –  Gordon Ramsay Plane Food (European dishes)

     –  La Salle (French cooking with a great range of beers, wines and cocktails)

     – London’s Pride by Fuller’s (a traditional gastro pub experience)

This airport has a visitor center. It is called Heathrow Airport Visitor Centre. This interesting center is located on Bath Road and has exhibition of the past, present and future of the airport, and also provides a great opportunity to observe exciting movement of the aircraft. The center is open from 10 to 17 hours every day. Viewing platform is also located on the roof of the terminal 2.

London Heathrow Airport address

Greater London TW6, Great Britain

Heathrow telephone information service
+ 44 0844 335 1801