At time of writing, there are 4 open terminals at Heathrow, 1,3,4 & 5. (terminal 2 is currently closed).Each terminal has a myriad of shops, restaurants and facilities for you to choose from. (too many to mention but let’s just say you could shop and eat for days!!)Travel between terminals depends on which two you are traveling between. Terminals 1 and 3 are close together at the centre of the airport and joined by an underpass with moving walkways. Simply follow the signs for your terminal. For all other terminals, there is the Heathrow Express rail shuttle. (Make sure you board the correct train). If you prefer, buses run between the terminals. This service is free and buses stop close to the terminals. The destinations are clearly marked to the front of the buses, but if you feel unsure, ask the driver.
If you are renting a car from Heathrow here is a list of the agencies that serve the terminals:
Car Rental (on airport):
Avis Budget, Europcar/National/Alamo,Enterprise, Hertz
Car Rental (off airport):
Dollar Thrifty, Sixt
Before you go off on your planned trip here are some places you might consider visiting that are all within distance of Heathrow. Obviously…Central London and all that it has to offer. (Heathrow offers varying ways to get to central london without you having to drive..) Train (Non-stop Heathrow express or the Heathrow Connect that stops at stations along the way.) London Underground (Tube) and of course Buses and Coaches.
Thorpe Park. (5 miles) One of the UK’s most popular attractions and top theme parks.
Windsor Castle. (6.5 miles) The largest Castle in the world which is still used as a residence. This is where the Queen resides when not in Buckingham Palace. Hampton
Court Palace. (6.7 miles) 500 years of royal history from Henry VIII to George II set in sixty acres of gardens.
Legoland (8.3 miles)
Chessington Zoo and World of Adventure (10.3 miles)
Ascot Racecourse (10.6 miles) The racecourse dates back to 1711 and is one of the UK’s premier racecourses.
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