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An Overview of London’s Heathrow and Gatwick

After visiting famous tourist attractions like Buckingham Palace and renowned London Eye, the inevitability of leaving London creates a fleeting, melancholic feeling altogether. You’ve had a blast going on an urban adventure, only to be brought back down to earth due to the constraints of time and everyday life. However, your vacation doesn’t end with your last selfie taken with Big Ben nor the final ride aboard a double-decker bus, as the city encapsulates all things great about it even inside its airports.

London is known throughout the world for having one of the most exemplary public transportation systems. In fact, first-rate landing fields such as Heathrow and Gatwick represent the overall efficiency of the city when it comes to this sector. Of course people can’t deny the fact that with thousands of travellers passing through these airports every day, comes the congestion on the roads and in parking spaces.

Both airports have invested millions – even billions – on upgrading from top to bottom. That means, this improvement incorporates even airport parking. Online companies have even hopped on the bandwagon, providing a service based on convenience and luxury. Screen Shot 2016-03-07 at 12.48.57 PMParking4Less, a UK-based airport parking aggregator, came up with four types of parking services to help locals – and even business travellers – when it comes to leaving their vehicles. These services are divided into basics such as on-airport and off-airport, as well as premium types like meet & greet and airport hotel with parking. Obviously, it always pays to arrive in the airport ahead of time to negate traffic and take advantage of features inside.

Heathrow and Gatwick share more similarities besides being two of Europe’s busiest airports. These landing fields are similar in terms of being massive recreational establishments fit for everyone. At Heathrow, travellers can enjoy the bevy of boutique shops and high-end restaurants that reflect the magnificence of the city. There are the likes of Bvlgari, Hermes, and Tiffany & Co., as well as Heston Blumenthal’s The Perfectionists’ Café and Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food. Gatwick, on the other hand, has a Let’s Race! game that offers passengers the chance to drive a simulated Formula 1 car. Aside from the plethora of restaurants and fashion retailers, London Gatwick was specially designed to capture majestic views of airplanes. You can swing by Costa Coffee or the Red Lion Café Bar in the North Terminal or visit Frankie and Benny’s in the South Terminal to get a firsthand look at these huge aircrafts as they take off and land.

In hindsight, leaving London isn’t such a bad thing after all. By capping off your trip in one of its world-class airports, it’s plausible you’re already looking forward to your next metropolitan adventure.

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This entry was posted on March 7, 2016 by in London, Uncategorized.

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