London Heathrow Airport Reviews
The place of large cities and popular tourist attractions. Where famous people were born like Benedict Cumberbatch, Prince William, Matthew Macfadyen, Keira Knightley and philosopher Thomas More. One of the most widely read writers in English literature based her works in London. The most famous Pride and Prejudice where Keira Knightley played the role of Elizabeth Bennett and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy. Join me as I unfold the beauty of London and its major international airport; London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
London Heathrow Airport Reviews of Passengers
London Heathrow Airport reviews are not showing positive, for the London international airport got an overall score of 4 out 10 based on 1,205 London Heathrow Airport reviews. This was rooted from some customers complaining about lack of facilities, unfriendly staff and they even stated that their overall experience was pure chaos. However, not all feedback are negative. Some had appreciated the airport’s organized security, generous shopping and food stores and spacious terminals.
Another reviewer said “It appears to be quite airy and user friendly with wide open spaces and does not feel claustrophobic like some airport terminals. There are plenty of check in counters and some self check in kiosks with staff on hand to assist with check in.
I was looking forward to flying from the new terminal as it was only opened last year. There are plenty of shops airside if you wanted to make some extra purchases before your flight. There are also plenty of eateries but as with most airports it is quite pricey to eat there.” she then gave them a 9/10 score.
Toilets are located throughout the 5 terminals of LHR. They also have unisex wheelchair-accessible toilets available. In Terminal 2 Level 5, toilets are located on both sides of the check-in and departure area. Terminal 3 has a total of 4 restrooms located. 2 in check-in area, 1 in the departure lounge and 1 in arrivals area opposite carousel 4 and 9. To see more about toilet locations, click here.
Same goes with the Information desks, they are also located throughout the airport. In T2, there are 2 restrooms located on both entrances and exit from Security and a help point in T2B. In T3, at Level 1, there are 3 toilets in check-in area, 4 in the departure lounge and a help point in the baggage reclaim area. In T4, there is a total of 6 restrooms in the departure lounge concourse, 1 near the chauffeur services and a help point in the baggage reclaim. For food & beverage and shopping stores in each terminal:
- Terminal 1: Closed.
- Terminal 2: 4 food and beverage establishments and 19 shopping stalls.
- Terminal 3: 6 food and beverage establishments and 46 shopping stalls.
- Terminal 4: 4 food and beverage establishments and 42 shopping stalls.
- Terminal 5: 8 food and beverage establishments and 39 shopping stalls.
Stay connected with the Free WiFi at London Heathrow Airport, to get connected just choose “_Heathrow Wi-Fi” then follow the on-screen instructions. Consumption of WiFi will be free as long as you’re in LHR. Another option to get connected is through their Internet Desks, wherein computer desks have free broadband access, which are located in every terminal and it’s operated by Arqiva.
The fastest way to travel into Central London is by Heathrow Express, trains leave every 15 minutes and the journey take approximately 15-20 minutes to London Paddington. Train to Heathrow Airport are around 5am until 11:55pm. This is not the only way to get to LHR. The customer can travel via London Underground (50-60 minutes), Heathrow Connect (30 minutes), National Express coach (40-80 minutes), Feltham rail link (40 minutes) and Taxi (an hour).
Location – Traffic – Service
LHR is located 14 miles west of central London near the south end of the London Borough of Hillingdon. The location of the airport is surrounded by areas of Harmondsworth, Harlington, Cranford and Longford. It falls under the Hounslow post town in the TW postcode area. The busiest airport in the United Kingdom has 2 runways (Southern and Northern) and is planning a third.
In 2014, the annual air transport movements were reported to be 472,802 with a daily average of 1,290. LHR handled a record 73.4 million passengers, which proves 1.4 percent increase from the previous year. British Airways uses London Heathrow Airport as its primary hub, though 80 other airlines are servicing their flights at LHR. The destinations that the airport served is averagely 185 from 84 countries worldwide with 5 non-stop destinations in New York, Dubai, Dublin, Hong Kong and Frankfurt.
Past: London Heathrow Airport was founded in 1929 at the Great West Aerodrome located on land southeast of Heathrow. Terminal 1’s location used to be a “Heathrow Farm” of market gardens, farms and orchards. The development of the airport was focused on 1944, when it’s almost done the World War II had ended. It opened as London Airport in 1946 but was renamed to Heathrow Airport in 1966.
Present and Future: The news about the expansion plan for a third runway was again further delayed until the summer of next year. Because research on the environment needed an ample time. The decision was previously promised by the end of this year. The 58 year old British Conservative Party politician, Patrick McLoughlin said “The case for aviation expansion is clear一but it’s vitally important we get the decision right so that it will benefit generations to come”. To see the current news and be updated, click here.
London Heathrow Airport had harvested a lot of awards this year. Let me share you the list of their achievements and awards this year:
- “Best Airport with over 10 million passengers” by Airport Operators Association Awards
- “Energy Management Award” by Sustainability Leaders Awards
- “Best Airport” by ACI EUROPE Awards
- “Best Airport in Western Europe” by Skytrax World Airport Awards
- “Terminal 5 – World’s Best Airport Terminal” by Skytrax World Airport Awards
- “Terminal 2 – World’s Best Airport Terminal” by Air Transport World
- “World’s Best Airport for Shopping” by Skytrax World Airport Awards
- “Best Airport” by Business Traveller Awards
- “Biodiversity Benchmark Award” by Wildlife Trust
- “Private Sector Fleet of the Year” by Green Fleet Awards
- Airport Code: LHR (IATA) ; EGLL (ICAO)
- Phone number: +44 844 335 1801
- Website URL: heathrow.com
- Address: Greater London TW6, United Kingdom
Just so you know, not only London Heathrow Airport reviews prove that the airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe by passenger traffic and the fifth busiest airport in the world. LHR is ranked the 8th spot on The World’s Top 100 Airports of 2015 according to the Skytrax’s World Airport Awards. This review itself is not enough to narrate every achievement and growth that LHR had worked on for more than 8 decades. Have you been in London Heathrow Airport? Feel free to share your story below.