Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, this useful guide will help you get the most from your airport time, with the very best places to eat, drink and shop.
As one of the largest UK airports, Heathrow has a vast selection of shops, restaurants and bars. Whatever you are looking for you will be able to find it at Heathrow, no matter how unusual. For example, there is a hairdressers, beauticians, caviar store and even Harrods. When you are looking for a meal, Heathrow can cater to whatever you fancy including Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant Plane Food and Pret A Manger.
Many of the shops at Gatwick offer customers a fantastic 20% off the standard high-street prices, stores include high-street favourites Next and Ted Baker. If you are looking for a great meal, we recommend Jamie’s Italian and Nando’s is always great for a quick group meal.
If you are looking to do get some last-minute essentials for your holiday, then Bristol Airport’s reserve and collect service is fantastic. World Duty Free offers a great selection of beauty products, fashion items, food and toys; while Dixons Travel offers the latest technology – simply order online from either store, save up to 20% on your purchases and collect from the airport when you arrive.
If you’re travelling at mealtimes and haven’t booked an inflight meal, you can visit one of the many great eateries located after checkin including Dexters, Brunel Bar & Kitchen, and Cabin Bar.
Southampton Airport offers a variety of eating and shopping facilities located both within the main terminal and the departure lounge. Choose from traditional food including hot cooked breakfasts and hearty meals at The Globe Bar & Kitchen, grab a light bite and a glass of wine at The Olive Tree or pick up a barista brewed coffee at Costa.
If you fancy getting a bit of shopping in before your flight, WH Smith offers a selection of books, magazines, travel essentials and gadgets. If you need to purchase some additional currency for your holiday, Moneycorp is conveniently located in the main terminal, offering a wide choice of currencies at competitive rates.
When flying from Birmingham, you will be spoilt for choice with the great selection of shops and dining establishments. The airport contains all of the usual outlets, but with some great additions including Superdry, Pandora and Victoria’s Secret – great places to pick up a quick present or souvenir. Once you are all shopped out, there are some excellent coffee shops and restaurants to choose from including Cafe Nero, Frankie and Benny’s, All Bar One and Blanc et Noir Champagne bar.
Birmingham Airport also offers a choice of three lounges, the Aspire Lounge and No1 Lounge, both with fantastic runway views; and the exclusive Emirates Lounge. The lounges are excellent for business passengers as they offer quiet zones and charging facilities for mobiles, laptops and iPads. Offering a range of hot foods and pastries as well as complimentary drinks, the lounges are the perfect place to relax before you travel. Lounges can be pre-booked at https://www.birminghamairport.co.uk/at-the-airport/lounges/.
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