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How to Spend A Long Layover At Heathrow Airport In London

Sometimes you get bored when you happen to spend a layover at an airport, especially if it’s a long one. Some airports have exciting and numerous things to do. In contrast, others are not that huge but don’t worry if you are about to have a layover at the gorgeous Heathrow Airport in London shortly. Here is a quick overview of spending a layover at Heathrow Airport.

  1. Feed yourself with delicious cuisinesYou will get a coffee at any cafeteria which is open any time of the day at the airport, excluding Terminal 3. This is the only terminal in the airport that doesn’t feature any 24/7 café. This airport is a little more sophisticated than the other ones. There are no excessive options here, but the restaurants are created mindfully. The British pubs, European cafes, and all the other restaurants serve exclusive cuisines. It does have international chains, and you can even experience live music at the Caffe Nero in Terminal 2.
  2. Shop anything you wantThis airport offers n number of shopping options, from whiskeys and books to internationally branded outfits. It also furnishes you with duty-free shopping options, which you should consider. If you are interested in clothing, remember that Terminal 5 has the maximum number of boutiques. You must head towards it for some exclusive collection.
  3. Chill and relax 

    One can avail of the lounge facility even if traveling in an economy class. They have to pay a certain amount for it and get into the airport lounges. The travelers can pay a wholesome amount to avail of a ‘package’ of facilities like food, drinks, shower, etc. It has various lounges, and you can choose the one for yourself. For this facility, purchase a lounge pass or use your lounge membership program.

  4. Get a shower and spaIf you are tired of sitting on the flight, you can freshen up and go for a shower during your layover. You can also relax by taking a spa treatment. You can pamper yourself by choosing any of the available options like massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, reflexology, etc. Just pay at the lounge offering spa services and get whatever you want.
  5. Adore the art gallery 

    The art at the airport would mesmerize you even if you are not interested in art. This airport is also following the trend of incorporating art to attract people’s attention. You could see well-curated permanent sculptures at the T5 Gallery in Terminal 5. What magnetizes everyone is the rotating sculptures at the Departure Hall in the same terminal.

  6. Browse and surf 

    Unlimited free internet is useful for every traveler. You can connect your mobile phone to the airport’s free WiFi and FaceTime your dear ones and update your Instagram and other social media accounts. If you don’t have any device for any reason, the airport authorities can provide you with free computers with free WiFi connections at every terminal. You can also charge up to eight electronic devices at its free power pole charging stations.

  7. Sleep comfortablyIf you are not interested in any of the activities mentioned above, you can opt for sleeping. The airport generally remains busy throughout the day, so don’t expect privacy and silence here. Still, different terminals have different sleeping protocols and comfort levels. To avoid disturbance, you can bring earplugs and eye masks.

The airport also has a kids’ play area, baby changing facilities in most washrooms, and Kids Eat Free programs in numerous restaurants. So, it is clear that no one is going to be bored here!


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Aastha Maheshwari
Aastha Maheshwari, Staff Writer for the CEOWORLD magazine. Aastha has a decade of experience as a journalist and editor working for various magazines, newspapers, and digital publications and is now a Staff Writer at The CEOWORLD magazine. She is passionate about disrupting the status quo and unlocking the business value to create sustainable results. She specialized in reporting on both local and world news, as well as interviewing well-known business leaders, senior management executives, investors, and high net worth individuals. She can be reached on email