Places To Visit Near London Heathrow Airport

By passenger traffic, Heathrow is the busiest airport in Europe and in 2016 it was the 7th busiest in the World, the airport has a total size of 1,227 hectares with 5 terminals, it serves 81 airlines flying to 194 destinations. On average 1,293 flights take off from and land at the Heathrow every day, nearly 500,000 flights a year and over 75 million passengers. Learn more about Heathrow airport here.

If you’re visiting Britain you will probably be landing at Heathrow and you won’t need to travel far to find places to visit. The airport is centrally located with excellent road and public transport links this means you will find hundreds of interesting days out within 2hrs of the airport.


Heathrow has three underground stations with tube trains regularly travelling to and from London. Heathrow Express trains depart for London Paddington station every 15 mins, this is a non-stopping service and trains take just 15 mins to reach Paddington, Heathrow connect trains depart every 30 minutes and stop at stations along the way. Once in London, there are numerous places of interest.

The Tower of London, home to the Crown Jewels, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace are the most popular tourist destinations, London has hundreds of museums most of which offer free entry, in the evenings there are theatres, countless restaurants, bars and clubs. If culture and history aren’t your thing there is always shopping. London will have enough to keep any tourist busy, if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city why not hire a car and one or two of the below:


Less than 20 minutes by car is Windsor, Windsor is situated on the Thames and home to the famous castle which is reported to be the Queens favourite residence, you will find much to interest you in this popular tourist town. On your way to Windsor, you will quite possibly pass through Runnymede, it was on this site that King John signed what is thought to be the worlds legal document in 1215, the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta has been used as the basis for civil rights and constitutional law around the World.

Places To Visit Near London Heathrow Airport


Home to Oxford University and just over 1hrs drive from Heathrow. Like Windsor Oxford has a castle but it is not inhabited anymore, Oxford Castle was built 1071–73 and is mostly a ruin but still an interesting place to visit. Also in Oxford, you will find the United Kingdoms oldest botanic garden and several museums.

Bicester Village

If shopping is your thing Bicester Village may be the place for you, this outlet shopping centre is the country’s second most popular destination for Chinese tourists. Big name designer brands such as Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo and Armani have outlets shops in Bicester.

Whipsnade Zoo

Just around the M25 and 45 mins from Heathrow by car, you will find Whipsnade Zoo. Whipsnade claims to be the United Kingdoms biggest zoo with a train, daily events and obviously, they have animals.

This post was written and supplied on behalf of Hilton Car Rental, Luxury Car Hire Heathrow & London.

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