Five Great Things About Heathrow Terminal 5, flickr: terminal5insider

Sparkling London Heathrow Terminal 5

When London Heathrow proudly opened it’s brand new terminal in 2008, passengers flying to London or returning home didn’t know how lucky they were. Baggage issues marred the initial unveiling. Four years on, however, it’s easy to see why Terminal 5 is the UK’s favorite travel hub. Here’s why:

Accessibility: Getting to Heathrow is a breeze regardless of which terminal you’re flying from. Just 13 stops on the Piccadilly Tube Line and you’ll be in Zone 1 within half an hour for a very modest fee of around $6. Catch a Heathrow Express Bus to the airport from destinations across the UK.

Check-In: Walk into the beautiful glass terminal and you’ll see comprehensive information boards immediately. Never expect to wait in line when checking in for your British Airways London flights.

Shopping: Once you’ve got through security, where during peak season you may have to wait, enjoy a great selection of high end shopping, as well as several very well stocked duty free stores. The airport was recently built and carefully designed and this is reflected in the quality of stores and their produce. From Burberry to Boots, you’ll find it all at London Heathrow Terminal 5.

Restaurants: If you want a sandwich for the ride, grab a quick snack at Pret à Manger. Feeling healthy? Head to Itsu, London’s best sushi chain, or visit Wagamama for a warming noodle soup as you watch the planes land while you eat.

Arrivals: Waiting for a special arrival? You’ll find an affordable and functional short-stay car park, all the cafés you could possibly need, and plenty of room to wander around the beautiful terminal.

Traveling should be relaxing, enjoyable and efficient and Heathrow Terminal 5 reflects this ethos. You’ll find cheap flights to London with British Airways for stress-free flying without the sky-high prices at

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