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Best Airports for a Long Layover: London Heathrow

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London Heathrow

Created with business travelers in mind, Terminal 5's Heathrow Boutique offers complimentary personal shoppers to help plan your travel wardrobe or select a gift. Thomas Pink, for example, will iron your new suit and put it in a flight-ready package. The terminal also houses an 11,000-square-foot Harrods and, for the culture-minded, a gallery showcasing sculptures by emerging British artists. Of the 105 restaurants, we recommend making advance reservations at Gordon Ramsay's sleek Plane Food to relax with a pint while watching busy chefs whip up roasted cod with herb gnocchi and wild mushrooms in the glass-enclosed kitchen. Year 2014 will bring in even more ways to kill time: The Queen's Terminal (2) debuts next June with 52 shops and 17 restaurants. Tip: If you've got to spend the night, check into the Sofitel London Heathrow (from $147). It's connected to T5 via a walkway and has a spa, 24/7 fitness center and 45 meeting rooms. heathrowairport.com


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