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How long does it take to drive from Heathrow airport to Covent Garden?

If you're planning to rent a car and drive to Covent Garden, one word of advice: DON'T. London traffic and parking charges (not to mention the Congestion Charge) are mental and no Londoner in their ...
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Skip Heathrow flight after passing security

Couple things to add to all of the above answers. First, as pointed out in another answer, it's best to book a flight with the departure time around the same time as you friend's departure time (so as ...
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Can I accompany my mother-in-law until getting boarding passes at Heathrow?

Yes, you absolutely can. At Heathrow they do not check if you are traveler or not until the time you reach the secured departures area through the security gates. That obviously is after the check-in ...
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Does Heathrow Terminal 5 allow transit visa exempt flyers to stay airside overnight?

Do NOT under any circumstance book a flight which has transit at Heathrow Terminal 5 with the connecting flight leaving the following morning if you do not have a visa and you are a citizen of a ...
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Skip Heathrow flight after passing security

At Heathrow T5 through the use of biometrics, domestic and international (+international transit) passengers are able to mix. For this reason it isn't possible to just walk out once you 'miss' your ...
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How do I find the fastest route from Heathrow to an address in London using all forms of transport?

Citymapper, also available as an app for iOS and Android, has never failed me in London or other large cities where it is available. Cabs, Uber, Tube, buses, Heathrow Express, cycling, walking, I don'...
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Elizabeth line UK - where are ticket fares shown?

The single fare finder is working perfectly in this case. When you type "Heathrow" it gives you options for the Tube stations at the various terminals, and the National Rail/Elizabeth Line ...
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Kosher Food in Heathrow airport

According to Kosher Today, at least as of 2015, there are kosher sandwiches and wraps at the WHSmith stores in terminals 2, 3, 4, and 5. There's a phone number on that page, and it might be helpful to ...
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Heathrow Terminal 2 Satellite

The walk to Terminal 2B from the main Terminal 2 departure area is approximately 10 minutes (including 2 fairly tall elevators/escalators), and other than if your flight is departing from that ...
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How can I get from Heathrow T5B to T5A?

Domestic flights from T5 can only leave from T5A so you will indeed have to return to the main building. However any flight can leave from 5A so you might not have to go to 5B or C. If you find ...
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Heathrow to Gatwick and traffic jam

The roads are the M25 and M23 and early on a Sunday are quite likely to be deserted. There are no significant road works on either at present. Your transit time should be about 45 minutes. With heavy ...
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How long does it take to drive from Heathrow airport to Covent Garden?

Google maps gives an estimate of one hour to drive from Heathrow to Covent Garden. However - I would not recommend doing so. Driving in London is best avoided even if you're a local, and parking near ...
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Can I transfer from Luton to Heathrow in three hours?

No chance. The Green Line 757 bus seems to take around 1h20m give or take a few minutes, and they're only hourly so if you don't time it well you could be waiting an hour. It's a reasonable walk at ...
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Does Heathrow Terminal 5 allow transit visa exempt flyers to stay airside overnight?

I don't know what evidence you have found. Terminal 5 airside is not open overnight. It closes after the last flight of the day and reopens the next morning. You will not be able to get into the T5 ...
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Where to find every-day healthy food near Heathrow Airport?

I suggest a couple of similar options requiring no cooking at all, and also avoiding having to go off-site at lunchtime. The easy option is to pick up something on the way to work from a supermarket/...
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Can I transfer from Luton to Heathrow in three hours?

The answer is "No", it's inconceivable. Five hours would be 50/50. You can see literally 100s of references on the www... https://www.londontoolkit.com/travel/heathrow_luton_bus_transfer.htm ...
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Do I prebook a taxi from Heathrow to London King's Cross?

If you haven't already, do consider public transport options which are very good and start much cheaper. If you take Heathrow Express then the tube, it's likely to be a little faster than a taxi; if ...
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Where is the best place to pick up/drop off at Heathrow without paying?

Use Hatton Cross. Drop-off for 5 minutes is free in the station car park. From here, London Underground (Piccadilly Line) is free to the airport, as the station is in the Heathrow free travel zone. ...
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Where is the best place to pick up/drop off at Heathrow without paying?

So according to the official site the way to do this it at the long-stay car parks and using the free shuttle bus to get to the terminal: "Free drop-off options are available at Heathrow’s Long ...
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Is 3 hours enough for a connection Swiss to Air Canada at London-Heathrow?

This depends a lot on your specific details, but the likelihood of making it is pretty good. Check your details here on Heathrow's Connecting Flights web page. If you are on one ticket, this is more ...
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Is 4.5 hours between flights enough time to get from LHR to LGW?

I think you have enough time, but there is a not insignificant risk of missing your connection. You are flying with British Airways, who recommend a minimum connection time between the airports of ...
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Can I transfer from Luton to Heathrow in three hours?

Added warning: read the whole answer before you read the first lines which discuss road transport. Rome2Rio says the road part of this journey will take an hour and a half. Going by taxi or private ...
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Skip Heathrow flight after passing security

People buy refundable plane tickets, get to the gate, and then don't take the flight. Generally this has no consequences for them. If someone comes to believe that you are not just a business traveler ...
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Is 2 hours 50 mins sufficient in Heathrow to connecting flight with different tickets and airlines

Would like to know if ~2.5 hrs is sufficient for entire recheck-in/immigration/customs process? I would give it a 50/50 chance at best. Heathrow immigration wait times can be substantial: you can ...
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Does Elizabeth Line run on weekend?

Yes, the line runs 7 days a week. See the latest timetable. While the Tfl journey planner seems to like offering the (very expensive) Heathrow Express, I was able to convince it to offer the Elizabeth ...
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Connection time needed from USA to Heathrow to Shannon

You're arriving at Heathrow at 1:20PM and are connecting on a separate ticket to a flight departing at 2:45PM? Forget it, just forget it, and rebook your connection immediately. There's one at 7:35PM,...
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Does Heathrow Terminal 5 allow transit visa exempt flyers to stay airside overnight?

As stated in Timatic, the database used by airlines: Transit without a visa: Nationals of [insert country] holding confirmed onward tickets making an airside transit at London Gatwick (LGW), ...
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Bluetooth Headset - Do I have anything to worry about if I don't use it during the flight?

I (and many other travellers) regularly wear battery-powered bluetooth headphones on flights out of Heathrow (and many other airports). If you take a look around the cabin on any longhaul flight you ...
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How to get boarding pass during layover?

You'll often get all your boarding passes when you check in to the first flight, so it's likely that Aer Lingus will simply hand it to you. If the stars aren't aligned and that doesn't happen, just ...
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