Heathrow is not only the busiest airport in Britain, it's also among the top three busiest air hubs in the world, in terms of passenger numbers. The airport is served by dozens of international airlines, and offers flights to countless destinations across the world, with the most popular locations including Dublin, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai and Frankfurt.
Heathrow Airport is home to a fantastic variety of restaurants and bars, from deliciously fresh Italian lunches and snacks at Caffè Italia in Terminal 3 to superb French dishes at Café Rouge in Terminal 4. For some truly divine fine dining you might want to consider the Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar in Terminal 2, 3, 4 or 5. Alternatively, try London's Pride by Fuller's for some excellent Wingman lagers produced at a brewery just eight miles away.
Another coveted restaurant is the Gordon Ramsay Plane Food restaurant which serves stupendous European dishes. There’s also The Crown Rivers (Wetherspoon) which offers hearty breakfasts and dinners, and is perfect for a refreshing pint or a glass of wine. For other delightful meals from a wide choice of cuisines, you could choose the affordable Bridge Bar and Eating House at Terminal 3 or 4.
At Heathrow you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to luxury shopping. Choose some exquisite holiday wear at Hugo Boss in Terminal 2 or 4, browse the latest luxury accessories at Alexander McQueen in Terminal 4, or purchase some fabulous Italian jewellery at Bulgari in Terminal 2, 3 or 4. For some great wines, you could visit Fortnum & Mason in Terminal 5, or buy some tantalising chocolate at Simply Chocolate by World Duty Free in Terminal 4.
For all your health and beauty needs, head to Boots in any of the terminals, visit the Beauty Studio in Terminal 4, or get more brilliant bargains at World Duty Free in any of the terminals. If you need any other travel essentials before a flight, you might want to head to BHRC Tourist Services or Dixons Travel, both of which can also be found in any terminal.
Today, Heathrow is very well served by public transport, benefiting from regular, fast tube links to central London and easy access to the M25 and M4 motorways as well as various pet friendly London Heathrow Airport hotels. With the Heathrow Express you can even travel from Terminals 1, 2 or 3 to London Paddington in just 15 minutes and benefit from air conditioning, the option of a Quiet Zone carriage, and free TV. There are also plenty of car rental firms operating from the airport as well as dozens of bus and coach operators providing services to and from hundreds of other destinations throughout the UK.