Stuck on a layover and need things to do at Heathrow airport?
London’s Heathrow airport is one of the busiest airports in the world and is situated roughly 15 miles from London’s city centre, making it an easy to get to destination for those who are stuck on long London layovers. If you’re stuck inside the airport during your London layover, Heathrow provides a number of services and activities that can help your layover become a short vacation in itself.
To aid with shopping, passengers can hire Personal Shopping Consultants, who can be notable by their green uniforms (to book a shopping consultant, call 0870 850 2825 (UK). In addition to duty free and regular shopping, there are also many restaurants ranging from fine dining to quick snacks to choose from during your Heathrow layover.
A number of executive lounges are available at the Heathrow airport (at Terminal 1,3,4,5). The lounges offer a range of beers, complimentary Wi-Fi and other standard facilities. Just contact +44 (0)844 335 1801 for general advice and information.
The Molton Brown Travel Spa is located in British Airways Terminal 1 and Terminal 4 Departures Lounges at Heathrow Airport. The spa offers a selection of services including massages, hydrotherapy showers, circulation and reflex therapies, and is a perfect way to relax during your Heathrow layover.
If you are looking to exchange your currency, Foreign Exchanges and ATMs are available at all the terminals. In addition, the airport has many prayer rooms available including Catholic, Free Church, Anglican, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh chaplains. They can all be contacted through the airport information desks within the terminals.
For passengers who arrive at night or are looking to unwind, the Hilton London Heathrow Airport hotel is located across the covered walkway linked to Terminal Four, and the Sofitel London Heathrow is also connected via a covered walkway to Terminal Five. In addition there are many hotels near the Heathrow airport.
If you’re looking to ditch your luggage during your Heathrow layover, Left Luggage facilities are available at all the terminals. The Left Luggage service charges £4 per item for 24 hours.