Heathrow Essential Information
What is there to do at Heathrow?
Everyone knows that timing is essential when travel involves an airport, planning your holiday includes ensuring you have the correct flight times to arriving promptly at the right terminal. Security measures require passengers get to the airport a few hours before their flight leaves, especially at Heathrow which services many long-haul flights. Inevitably this means there are a few hours to fill before your flight is called. Perfect time to pick-up those last minute holiday essentials!
At REAL, we are able to get you to any of Heathrow's terminals safely and on time so that you don't miss your flight. If you need a trusted and reliable Heathrow airport car service and advice on what time you need to leave for the airport give us a call 24-hours a day on
020 8240 4456 or use our online booking form. Alternatively, you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply directly.
What shops are there at Heathrow?
The shopping at
Heathrow Airport is second to none and many of your favourite high street brands can be found selling goods at duty free prices should you be travelling further than the EU. With shops such as Hugo Boss, Ted Baker as well as more high-street stores such as Boots, the variety of shops and the duty free prices will undoubtedly tempt you to purchase that little something extra! From inflight treats, to a good read on your journey, Heathrow has it all.
To find our what you could purchase post-security and pre-holiday use this link to discover the abundance of shops and restaurants at Heathrow Airport:
However, if you feel like you can't decide on what you need to buy or you want to find the perfect gift for that special someone,
Heathrow also offers a personal shopping service to help make that all important final decision.
If you to escape the hustle and bustle of Heathrow airport, you can book yourself into one of their many VIP lounges. With these lounges, you receive complimentary drinks, snacks, newspapers and magazines to ensure that your experience is first class and several are child friendly too.
Follow this link to the various Heathrow VIP lounges:
What restaurants are there at Heathrow?
Heathrow isn't just full of shops, it also has restaurants and cafés with menus that range from an early rise breakfast to a midnight dinner. From Café Nero to Starbucks, Giraffe to Wagamama's, Seafood Caviar House to Yo! Sushi, Heathrow offers international food from the UK's largest airport.
REAL, one of London's premier taxi and luxury car transfer companies, is extremely pleased to announce they have teamed up with The Casual Dining Group, operator of some of the UK's favourite restaurant brands, to launch some great dining discounts at their Heathrow restaurants. Get ready for some delicious food at Heathrow and receive 10% off Strada (Terminal 3), Oriel (Terminal 3), Café Rouge (Terminal 4) & Huxleys (Terminal 5) or 15% off at La Salle (Terminal 2) - with a choice of French, British & Italian food, there's something to suit everyone! To receive the discount off your bill all you need to do is present a copy of your REAL booking confirmation.
Use this handy guide on what is available at all terminals of Heathrow Airport:
Things to do at Heathrow Airport
Heathrow terminals host a variety of events and exhibitions throughout the year for example: live music from local artists, seasonal activities and contemporary events such as an exhibition of sculptures and much more. Heathrow not only aims to see you safely onto your flight, but to make your airport experience, and the need to be there so early, an enjoyable one.
For more information about Heathrow, see our pages on
Heathrow parking, airline availability and alternative methods for getting to Heathrow.