Things to do when you have a layover at Heathrow
Heathrow is one of the most common airports for passengers to experience layovers between flights. The good news is that Britain’s busiest airport is well equipped with everything needed to fulfil your time before you board your next journey. Here are just a few of our favourite options…
Head into London
With tube stations in terminals 2 and 3, Heathrow airport is well served with public transport which can whisk you into Central London in under one hour. Once you’re here, you are spoilt for choice with things to do. Popular landmarks to see include The Shard, Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge. If sightseeing isn’t your thing or you’re feeling a little tired after your flight then why not kick back, relax and enjoy a show at the West End? Popular performances include Mamma Mia and the Lion King. There’s also the Woman in Black and Hamlet if musical theatre doesn’t float your boat. The capital city is also brimming with art galleries, museums and public gardens which are free to enter. You’ll certainly not be bored if you choose to head into Central London, just do make sure you designate enough time to get back to the airport before your flight. Heathrow airport tube stations are in Travel Zone 1, with tickets to Zone 1 (Central London) costing £6 per single journey.
Enjoy a sophisticated meal
Fine dining at an airport might seem out of reach, but it’s certainly possible at Heathrow Airport. The airport, which sees millions of people pass through every year, understands that many of the regular passengers are highly respectable businessmen who love to unwind and tuck into a scrumptious
meal before they board their next flight. Heathrow certainly caters to the demand, with high-end favourites including Gordon Ramsey Plane Food, Carluccios and Fortnum and Mason having restaurants within the airport. Terminal 3 is the only terminal which doesn’t have any 24-hour eateries, however as the others are well connected there’s no harm in venturing to another to indulge in some delicious grub. If you’re a little more strapped for time or don’t have an appetite for a sit-down meal Starbucks, Pret a Manger and Costa are also dotted about.
Do some retail therapy
If you love a shopping trip, then Heathrow Airport will do more than enough to satisfy your retail needs. Every terminal boasts a Duty-Free store, where you can shop to your hearts contents and stock up on your favourite aftershaves, spirits and watches. The terminals also have idyllic boutique stores, in which you escape the bustles of Duty-Free and take a more relaxed approach to shopping, here you’ll be able to pick up designer gear as well as more affordable clothing.
Get an outcall massage
If you have a layover at Heathrow Airport the chances are you’ve checked into one of the numerous hotels which are located just a stone throw away from the terminals. If you’re seeking some downtime before your next flight then why not invite a gorgeous oriental therapist to help you unwind? The Asian Massages London parlour in London has been teasing and tantalising gentleman staying in the Heathrow area for decades and will bring everything needed to woo your body and mind into ecstasy before you need to head back to the airport. Prices start from £180 with happy ending and £250 full service, which includes the masseuses travel fees to and from the location. The parlour requires at least 90 minutes notice for an outcall to the Heathrow area, alternatively, you can take a trip to one of their various branches within the Central Zone. The beauty of an outcall with Asian Massages London is that they are fully flexible to cater the booking around you, with extensive opening hours of 10 am to 3 am, seven days a week. An outcall massage promises to be the icing on the cake of your time at Heathrow Airport. You can view our Asian Massage in near Heathrow Airport guide or you can give our friendly reception team a call on 07823687012.