Although there are five primary airports serving London, Heathrow is the largest of these. This airport hasn’t seen much of a change to its ranking as it was in 8th position last year and is now in 9th overall. It is the third busiest airport in the world and is constantly being renovated and developed. For example, one of its major renovations was replacing the entire Terminal 2 building. However, it was Terminal 5 that Skytrax named as the best airport terminal in the world and this structure also has the accolade of being the largest free-standing building in the UK. This airport is a shopper’s delight as Terminal 5 has personal shoppers to help you find everything you need. The food in the airport is outstanding as many of the 105 restaurants are headed up by celebrity chefs. For example, there is Heston Blumenthal’s The Perfectionists’ Café and Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food.
The busiest airport in the United Kingdom, London Heathrow Airport (LHR) handled 73.4 million passengers in 2014. The airport, which is 14 miles west of central London, is also the third busiest in the world when measured by passenger traffic. It is one of six international airports in the region. More than 90 airlines fly to and from LHR, including British Airways, which uses it as a hub, and Virgin Atlantic, which uses Heathrow as its primary operating base. In total, passengers can fly to more than 170 destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South American and Oceania. The airport has two runways and five passenger terminals.