Although not technically a city in its own right, the Heathrow region of Greater London is home to one of the busiest airports in the world. Nestled in the Metropolitan Green Belt that surrounds the British capital, Heathrow Airport is one of London's seven flights hubs, and is located in the London borough of Hillingdon.
Gateway to the world
The Heathrow region itself is approximately 14 miles west of central London, and is surrounded by residential areas including Hammondsworth, Hounslow and Longford. The airport is served by several connections from the M25 motorway that circles London, as well as dedicated rail links on both the London Underground and the Heathrow Express rail link that runs frequently to the airport from Paddington Station.
Heathrow Airport serves approximately 70 million people every year, making it one of the world's busiest flight hubs. Around 90 airlines operate from Heathrow, including British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. In all, passengers can fly to approximately 170 destinations around the world from Heathrow.
Besides its importance as an aviation hub, Heathrow also has a great deal to offer tourists. Queen Elizabeth II spends part of the year at her royal residence at Windsor Castle, located a short distance from Heathrow, and the world-famous Ascot racecourse is also found nearby. Families can also enjoy the thrills and spills of the Legoland theme park, home to rides such as "Land of the Vikings" and "Knights Kingdom."
Luxury and convenience
People visiting the U.K. on business may find themselves passing through this bustling airport, especially if they are heading to the British capital. Although BridgeStreet's London serviced apartments are located conveniently in the city center, travelers may find our Heathrow serviced apartments to be more suitable. Our Berkeley Park serviced apartments are situated just minutes from Heathrow Airport by car, making them a comfortable and convenient alternative to hotels in the heart of London.
Its proximity to central London makes the Heathrow area an ideal place for executives and tourists alike to stay when traveling to the U.K. from overseas. The Heathrow Express train service between the airport and Paddington Station runs every 15 minutes, and takes as long to reach the center of the city. Once there, tourists can enjoy world-class dining, superb entertainment and some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus.