If you’re spending a little time at Heathrow, it’s worth venturing out to the family friendly tourist attractions within a few hours of your London Heathrow hotel. Chessington Zoo houses exotic animals from all over the world, as well as having its Sea Life centre, featuring interactive rock pools and feeding sessions. Children’s favourite Legoland Windsor is set in 150 acres of parkland, where the kids can tire themselves out as they make their way through the 55 different rides. If you’re more of a thrill seeker, enter Thorpe Park and jump on one of its many rides, guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping.
Booked a hotel near London Heathrow and feeling rather regal? Be sure to view the exhibits held in Windsor Castle, the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, proudly displaying its collection of Royal art amongst outstanding architecture. For the adventurous we recommend visiting Hampton Court and getting lost in its famous maze, before spoiling yourself rotten in The Chocolate Kitchen, recently opened again after 300 years.
With London Heathrow being surrounded by over 200 green spaces on the border of the English countryside, you’ll be spoilt for choice where to spend a relaxing recreational afternoon. We love a walk through Richmond Park, the largest royal park in London. Containing listed Georgian mansion Pembroke Lodge serving tea and light bites for lunch, it also holds the Isabella plantation, full of exotic plants while herds of Red and Fallow deer roam free.
As well as allowing you to fly anywhere, Heathrow airport has become a cosmopolitan hub, aimed to please anyone from anywhere in the world. If you’ve booked yourself a cheap London Heathrow hotel, this is a great place to spend your saved cash. Pamper yourself in Terminal 5’s Be Relax Spa, a great place to unwind after a long flight. For a pre-flight bite to eat, head to Gordon Ramsey restaurant, Plane Food, or if you’re in a rush grab a take-out box from one of our favourites, Caviar House and Prunier Seafood Bar. Then of course, there’s the duty-free shopping for luxury clothing (Alexander McQueen, Boss, Chanel etc.) and food and drink (World of Whiskies, Chocolate Box etc.).