London Heathrow Airport (IATA: LHR) or "Heathrow" is a major airport in London, England, United Kingdom. The airport is located in the London Borough of Hillingdon in West London. Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom, and Europe and the third busiest airport in the world in terms of total passenger traffic. In 2011, Heathrow processed over 69,433,000 passengers with over 480,900 aircraft movements. It handles more international passengers than any airport around the globe.
Heathrow lies 12 nautical miles west of Central London, has two parallel runways, four operational terminals.
Heathrow airport has shopping in abundance from Accessory shops to Alcohol vendors, clothes shops to Make up vendors.
Restaurants around the airport will meet your dietary needs whether you’re in transit for hours and hours or just passing through. Find special diet requirements such as Vegetarian, vegan, halal, kosher and gluten free at the many restaurants, bars, take away stops, and low key cafes around the airport.
Art Galleries, beauty spas and many airport lounges grace Heathrow Airport for the traveler’s relaxation. There are 15 hotels around Heathrow if you need to catch a few winks before setting off and exploring or catching your next flight. For those renting a vehicle, Heathrow is accessible via the nearby M4 motorway and A4 road for terminals 1-3, the M25 motorway for terminals 4&5 and the A30 road for terminal 4. Car Rental offers flexibility for traveling around London or further afield into the country. As Heathrow is such a busy airport, be sure to book ahead for a rental car to secure it and avoid any long queues after your long haul (or short) flight. The above information was obtained from http://www.heathrowairport.com/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Heathrow_Airport