5 Tips To Stay Sane At London Heathrow Airport

Start your travel off on the right foot by sailing through London Heathrow Airport smoothly, relaxed and stress-free with our top tips.

Airport transfers are our most popular service, but even though we get you there on time and in comfort, the airport can be another story. From long security queues to not being able to find a quiet area to sit, airports can be stressful, busy and overwhelming.

However, with hidden lounges and tricks to pass through security quickly, the journey through the airport can become a smoother process. Whether you would like to book yourself into a lounge – for less money than you think – or order food quickly before jetting off, here’s our top tips on how to stay sane at London Heathrow airport.

Fast track through security

If queues drive you mad, fast track through security by pre-booking the priority service. For £12.50 you can save the stress and proceed through security quickly and calmly so you can enjoy more time shopping, eating or relaxing in the lounge.

Got kids? Take them to the play area

Did you know London Heathrow Airport has free play areas for children? Wear them out at the Mr. Adventure Stay & Play areas before the flight. They can be found in every terminal, are open every day from 06:00 to 21:00 and are suitable for children up to nine years old.

Book yourself into a lounge

Airport lounges are not as expensive as you might think. Starting from £24.99 you can enjoy free wifi, complimentary soft and alcoholic drinks, and tea and coffee. Depending on which package and lounge you choose, facilities such as showers, spa treatments and food are also available. Therefore, if you like to get to the airport early to ensure you make your flight, why not make the wait more relaxing and comfortable?

Prepare beforehand

One of the easiest ways to stay sane at an airport is to be prepared. Before you leave your house check the size and weight of your luggage, make sure your devices are fully charged and put all your liquids into a plastic bag. There’s nothing worse than having to switch clothes between bags because you didn’t check beforehand.

Pre-order food and drink

If you’re in a hurry or just don’t fancy getting up, download the Heathrow Airport app to pre-order food and drink at a range of restaurants such as Leon, Giraffe and Yo! Sushi. If you are really strapped for time, select restaurants also have ’15 Minute Menus’ that provide you with good food, fast.