Heathrow Airport Parking
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How and when to book your Car Parking at Heathrow Airport
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Heathrow Airport Car Parks
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Heathrow Airport essential information
If you’re flying from Heathrow Airport, we’ve collected the essential 'must-know' information you’ll need to ensure your trip gets off to the perfect stress-free start:
All about Heathrow Airport:Located 14 miles west of central London, Heathrow Airport started life as a small airfield in 1929. Originally called Great West Aerodrome, it was located near the hamlet of Heath Row. Large-scale development of the site began in 1944 when the MoD requisitioned the land to build a base for long-range bombing missions during the war. However, by the time work started, the war was virtually over. As a result, the land was handed to the Air Ministry on January 1, 1946, to be used as London’s new civil airport. Today Heathrow is used by more than 80 airlines and serves 180 destinations in 85 countries. More than 190,000 passengers use the airport on a daily basis, with a total of 72.3 million travelling through it during 2013. It is the main hub for British Airways and base to Virgin Atlantic. Heathrow has two parallel runways and five passenger terminals. The busiest of these terminals is 5 – from where 29.8 million passengers arrived or departed on 199,627 flights during 2013. Heathrow’s top five destinations are: New York (JFK), Dubai, Dublin, Frankfurt, Amsterdam.
Getting there:Along with a mainline railway and London Underground access from central London, Heathrow Airport is served by a plethora of parking solutions. APH.com offers 14 options from long-stay to short-stay, on- or off-airport and meet and greet parking. Just log on to APH.com now to get instant online quotes covering all these options.
Which terminal:Heathrow has five terminals, so finding where you’re flying from is essential information you’ll need before setting off. Get the information by logging on to Heathrow Airport’s terminal guide.
Flight check-in:Heathrow provides the following guidelines for when you should check in for domestic, European and non-European international flights:
Long-haul and El Al:Three hours before scheduled departure
European flights:Two hours before scheduled departure
UK and Ireland flights:90 minutes before scheduled departure
Online check-in:Many airlines operate an online check-in service to let passengers select seats, print boarding passes and save time at the airport. Heathrow advises customers to check with their carrier to see if an online check-in service is offered
Mobile check-in:Some airlines offer a mobile check-in service. Users of the service can have a boarding card sent directly to their smartphone. Once again, check with your airline to see if it offers this handy, time-saving check-in option.
Facilities for disabled passengers:Heathrow Airport offers assistance to passengers with reduced mobility or special requirements. Find out more and plan your trip through the airport with the help of this online guide: Heathrow Airport services for passengers with reduced mobility here.
Airport hotels:Heathrow is served by a wide selection of great hotels, so why not enjoy a pre-flight stop-over at one of these nearby hotels.
Fast Track security clearance:The Fast Track service is available to a limited amount of passengers. Check to see if you are eligible here .
Family assistance lanes:These lanes give extra help to families travelling with young kids in buggies when passing through security. Just look out for the 'Family Assistance' lane signs.
Where to eat:As you’d expect, Heathrow has some great restaurants, cafes and fast-food outlets to suit all tastes and requirements. Check out the full list by visiting this restaurant selector.
Where to shop at Heathrow:There’s no shortage of shopping at Heathrow… check out the terminal-based shop selector here.
Areas for kids:Heathrow offers a good selection of areas for kids – along with a special family lounge, too. Here are the details you’ll need when travelling with children:
Family lounge:This is a dedicated area for families with play areas for kids aged 0-2 and 3-9. There’s also a children’s quiet room and a game zone for older kids who are 10-15. Coffee and soft drinks are available, along with seating for adults. There’s also an area for mothers who are nursing young babies. The lounge is located in Terminal 3 after security near the Ted Baker store – just follow signs for Lounge A. Entry is free, but there might be a time limit during peak periods. Children must be accompanied by at least one adult at all times. Opening hours are from 6.00am – 9.00pm.
Play areas:These are free to use and offer slides, soft play areas, along with separate baby and junior areas. Play areas are suitable for kids aged 0-9, with opening times from 6.00am – 9.00pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Here’s where to find them throughout the airport:
Terminal 1: In the departure lounge (after security), near Caffè Nero and Dixons.
Terminal 2: Head for Terminal 2A departure lounge (after security), near Gate 16.
Terminal 4: The play area is in the departure lounge (after security), on way to Gates 1-6.
Terminal 5: Find it in the main Terminal 5A departure lounge (after security), near Gate A7.
Airport lounges:If you need to escape the 190,000 passengers who use Heathrow on a daily basis, why not head to one of exclusive lounges on offer. Dodge the crowds ahead of your flight as you relax with a newspaper and meal. Find out about airport lounges here.
Wi-Fi access at Heathrow Airport:If you need to be connected, Heathrow Airport offers free Wi-Fi for a period of 45 minutes. This can be doubled if you sign up for the airport’s free Heathrow Rewards scheme. Register to claim your extra Wi-Fi time here.
Charging your mobile devices:If your phone or tablet is running low, Heathrow Airport offers free Power Pole charging stations in all terminals. These can be found before and after security and are compatible with UK and European plugs as well as USB cables.
Baby changing facilities:Baby changing facilities are available in all terminals, both before and after security. Just follow the signs. Alternatively, download a map of the terminal you’re travelling from to locate the facilities before you travel. Find links to Heathrow terminal maps here.
Luggage trolleys:Unlike many UK airports, the use of trolleys is free at Heathrow. Arriving passengers will find plenty in the baggage reclaim area and these can be taken to the on-airport car park, bus station and rail station. They are also provided in the departures area, but cannot be taken through security.
Luggage storage:If you’ve got a long wait for your flight, but don’t want to be burdened with bags, simply head to one of the luggage storage facilities. Baggage can be stored for anything between a few hours and 90 days. All items are subject to security checks including x-rays and random hand searches. Rates are £5.00 for 0-2 hours, £10 for 2-24 hours and then £5.00 for each additional 24-hour period or part thereof. Please note, this facility is not available at Terminal 2.
Find the baggage storage areas at the following locations:
Terminal 1: Arrivals, next to lifts for Heathrow Express. Hours: 6:00am - 11:00pm.
Terminal 3: Arrivals. Hours: 5.30am - 11:00 pm.
Terminal 4: Arrivals and Mezzanine levels. Hours: 5.30am - 11:00 pm.
Terminal 5: Arrivals near UK arrivals. Hours: 5.30am - 11:00 pm.
Pharmacies:If you have a last-minute medical issue, Boots has pharmacies in all terminals both before and after security – apart from Terminal 4 where the store is located airside only. View opening times and locations of Boots Pharmacies at Heathrow Airport terminals 1-5 here . Top tip: Remember to buy baby milk from the airside store to avoid it being confiscated at security. Order your after-security milk collection here.
Showers:Need to freshen-up ahead of your trip or on your arrival back in the UK? Showers are available in the No. 1 Traveller Lounge in Terminal 3 departures (after security). Facilities may also be available to eligible passengers in their airlines' own lounges.
Chapel/Prayer room:There are multi-faith prayer rooms available in each of Heathrow’s five terminal buildings. Find the location and maps for prayer rooms at Heathrow Airport here.
Viewing areas:Airports are exciting places and nowhere in the UK has more to see than Heathrow. Various spectator options are on offer. Passengers travelling from the airport can view the runway from several restaurants and cafes in Terminal 1, or choose between eateries and a dedicated observation deck in Terminal 4. Terminal 5 has a plethora of great views, but Gordon Ramsay Plane Food and wagamama offer particularly good vantage points. All these viewing points are located airside, but non-flying members of the public can visit the Heathrow Academy to view aircraft movements from a covered viewing stand. There’s a small charge to use the car park, but the observation area is free to enter. Alternatively, you can pay £35.00 to spend a day of plane spotting luxury at the Renaissance Hotel's Club Lounge. The price includes parking, free tea and coffee or soft drinks in the lounge and a great view of the runway action. Get full details of Heathrow Airport spectator options here.
Did you know...
Before the terminals took their functional but dull names of 1,2,3,4 and 5, Heathrow’s original two terminus boasted the entirely more inspirational titles of 'Europa' (now T2) and ‘Oceanic’ (not T3).
To kick off your trip like a true VIP; why not book yourself into an Airport Lounge at Heathrow? Sink into a comfortable sofa as you leave the hustle and bustle of the departure lounge behind, and wind down ready for your flight with No 1 Traveller lounge. The lounge offers complimentary food and drink, a Cinema, Games Room, TV’s, Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines; all in stylish and elegant surrounds.Airport Lounges
Hotels at Heathrow Airport
Start you holiday in style and choose from one of the fabulous hotels on offer at Heathrow Airport. You could be waking up refreshed and ready for your flight just minutes from the Airport instead of sitting in traffic, stressing before check in. Our Heathrow Hotel and Parking packages offer great deals on parking and hotels allowing you a more leisurely start to your trip.Airport Hotels
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