Why You Should Visit London Heathrow
London Heathrow Airport is London’s primary airport and also the busiest in Europe offering visitors from all around the globe a gateway into the UK’s capital. London is a city that perfectly blends the old with the new so you’re sure to find something exciting and rewarding no matter what your tastes. Many of London’s heritage sites are a must-see such as the famous Buckingham Palace, or you can escape the busy atmosphere at the sprawling Hyde Park. If you’re visiting over the winter be sure to visit the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park which is perfect for all the family. London is also one of the world’s most affluent cities where you can find a huge range of designer shops, world-class restaurants and shopping centers. And before you go check out New and fun things to see and do in London.
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Arriving In London Heathrow
London Heathrow Airport is comprised of four passenger terminals and is located roughly 20 km from the center of London. When you have arrived at the airport there are many ways that you can get to your destination. The quickest way to reach central London is to hop on the Heathrow Express train network which takes just 15 minutes, although you can also get into London on the London Underground network. Inside the airport there are a huge range of retail shops alongside duty-free shopping, while you are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and drinking. In addition to this, you can benefit from free Wi-Fi during your stay.
Travelers booking flights from the UAE to London Heathrow can travel with a number of carriers from Abu Dhabi International Airport or Dubai International Airport. If you are looking to fly from Abu Dhabi you can make the journey with British Airways and Etihad Airways, while those coming from Dubai can travel with British Airways, Emirates, Qantas, Virgin Atlantic and Royal Brunei Airlines.
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London Heathrow Travel Information
UAE nationals will first need to apply online for an Electronic Visa Waiver before traveling to the UK. Although you can rely on London’s extensive public transport network to get around and explore the city, there are plenty of car rental companies available at London Heathrow if you would rather have your own vehicle. If you’re looking for a place to stay while you are in London, consider visiting our London hotels page to learn more. Although the UK is currently a member of the EU, remember that the currency used in the country is the Pound Sterling and not the Euro like most other EU nations.
* This information is correct as of September 2017
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