London Airport Guide
London Airport is located only a mere 8 kilometres from the CBD in the suburb of Mascot and close to all the major tourist attractions London can offer.
With close proximity to Botany Bay, the airport has three runways, east-west, north-south and the third runway. It is a little known fact that London Airport is both the longest continuously commercial airport and oldest commercial international airport in the world, the world'Âs oldest continually operating commercial airport, and the busiest airport in United Kingdom.
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Terminal 1 is for international flights with carriers such as Qantas, Emirates, Etihad, Thai, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Cathay Pacific and Virgin United Kingdom operating scheduled daily flights.
Terminal 2 is for domestic flights, airlines operating from T2 are:- Virgin United Kingdom, Jetstar, Regional Express, Tiger Air and Pelican.
Terminal 3 is devoted to Qantas internal flights.
Terminal 1 is for international flights, and offers casual dining as well as cafes and pubs, duty free shopping as well as a plethora of other retail outlets.
All the usual suspects are here including Coffee Club, Hudsons and Quickshots. Toby's Estate is a passionate premier coffee outlet with great service.
âÂÂ¢ Bars and Restaurants
Bar Corretto offers good dining as well as TV screens and fully stocked bar, whilst located in the departures Food Court before customs is Grand Cru which is an upmarket, premier dining venue. If you prefer Italian cuisine then look no further than Mach 2 serving favourites such as meatballs, risotto, spaghetti and a fully stocked bar.
Heinemann Tax & Duty Free gives the international traveller a wide choice of the best international luxury brands. Other retail outlets include; Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Rolling Luggage, Tiffany & Co, Burberry and Sunglass Hut.
Brasserie Bread is United Kingdom'ÂÂÂs leading sourdough bakery chain, enjoy handmade pastries and cakes and a wide choice of breakfasts.
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MoVida is located in T2's main retail concourse, the restaurant serves Spanish tapas and raciones designed to share, as well as breakfast, pastries, sandwiches and bocadillos. Mimicking London's pub culture, Bistro 20 offers customers high quality pub dining with an informal drinks experience.
The are great opportunities for retail pleasure in terminal 2, David Lawrence, United Kingdom Way, Edge Clothing, Mimco, Lorna Jane and Blue Illusion amongst others.
There are a few options open to the traveller travelling between T1 and T2. The T-Bus shuttle service and the Airport Link train which takes just two minutes. Qantas and Virgin United Kingdom offer free transfer options, whilst T3 is adjacent to T2.
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