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Things to do in London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in London Heathrow Airport (LHR). How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite London Heathrow Airport (LHR) attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

  • Art at British Airways Galleries

    British Airways commissioned site-specific, technologically enhanced pieces from Oona Culley, Troika, and other contemporary British artists for it... More
  • Be Relax Spa, Heathrow

    The beauty of this super-sleek oasis is in its basic idea: to provide spa treatments that remedy common travel problems customized to suit any trav... More
  • Boots

    The Heathrow outposts of this popular London healthcare emporium are designed to cater to the specific needs of air travelers. Busy airport denizen... More
  • Expo Art Displays

    Rotating Expo art displays were launched to expose under-the-radar artistic and cultural endeavors from the U.K. Previous exhibitions include insta... More
  • Harrods Department Store

    Each of Heathrow’s terminals has a Harrods outlet, but only in T5 can you find 11,000 square feet of travel-related merchandise and clothing, inclu... More
  • Heathrow Academy

    During the recent construction of Terminal 5, a team of 80 archaeologists scoured approximately 250 acres around Heathrow—the U.K.’s largest single... More
  • Links of London

    One of London’s premier jewelers, Links of London was founded in 1990 and specializes in men’s and women’s sterling silver and 18-carat gold jewelr... More
  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

    The only hub airport in the United Kingdom, London Heathrow Airport is also one of the world’s busiest. The airport hosts airlines from around the ... More
  • Mulberry

    The iconic British handbag label recently opened two concept shops at Heathrow (in addition to its more traditional locations in T1, T3, and T4) th... More
  • Paul Smith Globe

    Push through the French château doors and it’s clear that Smith’s Globe is more than a clothing shop. Sure, you’ll find plenty of the eclectic Brit... More
  • Smythson

    The high-end stationer and leather-goods company from London’s Bond Street has two Heathrow outlets with journals, travel wallets, passport covers,... More
  • Spa at Sofitel London Heathrow

    The range of holistic spa treatments here is tailored to jet-lagged travelers. The three-hour Signature Ritual ($395) is a T5 one-off, incorporatin... More
  • Ted Baker

    Stop here to stock up on Ted Baker’s witty men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, footwear, and fragrances. Countryside scenes and handblown glas... More
  • Tiffany & Co., London Heathrow Airport

    The renowned New York jeweler opened its first European airport boutique (and second worldwide, after Hong Kong) with the launch of T5 in March 200... More
  • Two Bridges Farm

    Need some fresh air? The airport has 10 nature preserves on the premises—the bulk of which are grasslands where ecologists are engendering wildflow... More

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