An estimated 130 million passengers go through London’s six airports each year; London Heathrow, London Stansted, London Gatwick, London Luton, London City and London Southend. Heathrow Airport or London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is the busiest of these airports and by far is the biggest airport in the UK carrying tourist and business passengers from all over the world. The airport is 14 miles west of central London and can be accessed by a number of public transport routes as well as being a very popular car rental hub for those wishing to explore London and its surrounds. It is a very busy airport and getting around can be confusing. Check out this terminal map which will help.
More About Heathrow Airport
Airport Car Rental
Airport Car Rental is very popular from Heathrow and there are car rental offices in all five of Heathrows terminals. Renting a car is a great way to get where you want to go without all the hassle of public transport. There are eight car hire companies on site at Heathrow airport, including; Alamo, Avis, Budget, Easirent, Enterprise, Europcar, Interrent, Sixt and Thrifty. Car Booker compares all these car rental providers to get you the best price on your rental car. For a busy airport like Heathrow, we always recommend booking in advance. And remember, it is usually possible to pick up a car in Heathrow airport and drop it back to another location in the UK.
Getting there & Away
Heathrow airport gives you access to coaches, buses, trains, the tube, taxis or transfer. Public transport in London can be costly, always weigh up the cost and convenience of a rental car. Buses go from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Victoria and onwards. Rail air run and a train and coach service. Many hotels offer transfers, check out if yours does or else you can get a Hotel Hoppa transfer service from Terminals 1, 3, 4 and 5. There is always the option of the Heathrow Express, the fastest way to Central London, non-stop in 15 minutes, costly but quick. There are underground stations with access to the Piccadilly line which will get you to the city centre in an hour.
London is a city just waiting to be explored. It is a huge bustling and cosmopolitans city that is also very cool. It has so much to offer for a perfect city trip; amazing museums, restaurants, markets, shopping, trendy areas to stroll around, great shows, theatres, coffee shops, parks, squares, meeting places full of life and so much more. You should check out the these for a truly London experience; Salute the changing of the guard, Go for a spin on the London Eye, Star gaze at the Royal Observatory, Imitate the famous Beatles walk across Abbey Road, Find a park and explore- Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens or Kew Park are all worth a visit.