London Airport

The Heathrow London Airport is the main airport in England. It's also one of the busiest airports in the world. Flights from United States, Europe and many others parts of the world arrive every day at the Heathrow Airport. Some of passengers are going to stay in London and for the others they are just in transit to another destination.

The London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is located 14 miles west of London Centre. There are five terminals in total. The British Airways airlines are located in terminal 3 and 5.

It's not really difficult to go to another terminal. Express trains, shuttles and buses are free between terminals. The terminals 1 and 3 are close enough to walk.

Transportation to London

How to go to London Centre from Heathrow Airport? The fastest way to reach London is taking trains called Heathrow Express. It takes just 15 minutes to arrive to London Paddington. Catch the train at Heathrow central (terminal 1 or 3) and terminal 5.

The cheapest way is London Underground (Picadilly line). Go to one of the 3 underground stations: one station terminal 1 and 3, other at terminal 4 and one station at the terminal 5.

Coaches and buses are available to many destinations.

Shopping at the airport

Shopping for souvenirs from London at London airport. Here is a short list of shops at the airport where you can find souvenirs from England: famous brand like Burberry (British fashion: scarves, handbags...), Cath Kidson (from the British Fashion Designer at the Terminal 4), Hackett (British clothing and accessories at T4), Glorious Britain (excellent for British souvenirs), the most famous store Harrods, Jo Malone (bath and body products, terminal 3 and 4), Kurt Geiger (luxury shoes and accessories, terminal 3 and 5), Links of London (sterling silver and gold gifts ; terminal 1, 4 and 5), Mulberry (luxury bags), the London 2012 Shop (mascots, souvenirs, apparel ; terminal 3)...

Shopping for European products. Shops: Bulgari (Italian jewelry, terminal 3 and 5), Cartier (French jeweler watches), Caviar House & Prunier, Chanel (French fashion, terminal 3), Dior (French, terminal 5), Escada (terminal 4), Gucci (Italian fashion ; terminal 3, 4 and 5)...

Any duty free shopping? World Duty Free store and World Duty Free Arrivals store in terminal 1, 3, 4 and 5.

How to get your VAT refund at the airport? When you leave the United Kingdom, you can bring the tax refund form (with all receipts) to the Travelex Counter or UK Border Agency Office.

Hotels near Heathrow

The nearest hotels to Heathrow London Airport are:

  • Sofitel London Heathrow is a luxuous hotel accessible by a walkway from the terminal 5.
  • Holiday Inn London Heathrow is only few minutes away from the airport.
  • Arora Hotel Heathrow is only few minutes drive to the airport.
  • Park Inn Heathrow offers a sauna, spa and a swimming pool close to Heathrow airport.
  • Sheraton Heathrow Airport is a four stars hotel with a shuttle to all terminals.
  • Return from London Airport to London calendar of events

    Calendar of London


    New Year's Day Parade

    London Art Fair

    Burns Night celebrations


    Valentine's Day

    Pancake Day 

    Fashion Weekend 


    Electronic Arts Festival

    St Patrick's Day

    Head of the River Race


    Easter in London 

    Book Fair



    Chestnut Sunday Parade

    Spartan Race

    World Triathlon Finals


    Queen Birthday

    Taste of London

    Wimbledon Championships


    Electric Daisy Carnival

    Film and Comic Con 

    Great London Swim


    Colour Festival 

    Nine Worlds Convention

    Triathlon Expo


    Thames Festival

    Rugby World Cup

    Social Media Week



    Freeze Art Fair



    Travel Show

    Jazz Festival

    Thanksgiving Day


    Santa Run

    Christmas Carnival

    New Year's Eve

    London Attractions

    Tower of London

    Covent Garden

    Buckingham Palace

    Museums in London

    British Museum

    Natural History

    Victoria and Albert Museum

    Churches in London

    Westminster Abbey

    St. Paul's Cathedral

    St. Martin-in-the-Fields

    Classical in London

    Royal Albert Hall

    Barbican centre

    Fairfield Hall

    London Parks

    Hyde Park

    Kensington Gardens

    Regent's Park

    London with kids

    Museum of Childhood

    London Zoo

    Science Museum