Missionary group enjoying afternoon tea during a London layover
Looking for ideas to spend the time during a layover at the London airports?
Our award winning London Tours from Heathrow Airport offer the opportunity to visit one of the world’s most important cities direct from the moment you land in London. Our Layover Tours are widely recommended by national and international media. Here’s just a recent example from the Washington Post.
As the Founders of Layover Tours™ we know how important your time is when flying through the capital: we are there to help you maximise this to its best. Forget all the problems of arriving into a new city – leave the hassle to us. A professional London guide and a qualified licensed chauffeur. With collection directly from your terminal arrival and return in time for your outbound departure, why not turn your next London layover into a real experience of sightseeing and discovery!
Want to know more information on the logistics – terminals, what happens to your luggage? Read our helpful London Layover Guide articles:
Every day we received hundreds of happy visitors from all corners of the globe travelling through London’s airports. Their thoughts and comments are featured across the London Magical Tours blog. Also click on the video link below to hear other visitors talk about their Layover Tour experiences with us:
Next time you are flying through London don’t forget that there’s so much more to do than just sit waiting at the airport- make the most of the opportunity with a Layover Tour with London Magical Tours.
As the founders of the layover tour we understand how important your time is while on transit. Why not make the most of your layover and escape the airport!
Even if you only have a few hours in between your flights and would like a London Tour from Heathrow (or Gatwick Airport/ Eurostar St. Pancras), we are here to make sure you have a fantastic time in London.
What’s more you will be provided with your very own London Magical Tours team of Professional Private Guide and an additional Qualified Chauffeur- an exclusive service designed just for you.
Come and find out why so many clients are overwhelmed by how much of London they get to see during the time they would otherwise have spent at the airport. Whether you would like a London tour from the airport or a tour of the surrounding cities such as Oxford and Windsor – we are here to turn a layover into a bonus trip you won’t forget!
Passengers with layovers in London will normally have their luggage sent to their final destination from their original airport of departure. This will however depend on whether your flights into and out of London are from the same airport:
London Layovers: Arriving and Departing from the SAME Airport
Passengers on layover tours arriving and departing from the same London airport will normally have their luggage sent to their final destination from their airport of origin. Passengers are welcome to bring their carry on hand luggage on board the tour.
A layover in London in between flights from Dallas Fortworth, Texas, USA to Johannesburg, South Africa connecting at London Heathrow. Luggage will be sent directly from Dallas to Johannesburg.
London Heathrow Airport (LHR) is the main airport for London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom.
Situated west of the city and covering just under 5 square miles in size, Heathrow is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom and handles more international passengers than any other airport in the world.
Apart from being the home hub of British Airways, over 90 airlines fly from Heathrow to over 180 locations across the globe, carrying approx. 70 million passengers each year.
Heathrow has five terminals, numbered 1 through to 5:
How To Check Your Terminal:
When booking a tour from Heathrow Airport, it is important to know which terminal your flights will arrive and depart from. This information should normally be provided by your airline, either on your flight ticket or on their website. If you are unsure, please check with your airline directly. Terminal information is not the same as gate information, gate information will not normally be released until the last moment before a flight.
London has the busiest airport system of any world city by passenger traffic, with over 133 million passengers travelling through the city’s various airports each year.
As the original founders of layover tours, our tours from the London Airports are very popular with visitors on transit through London to destinations all across the globe.
In an effort to offer guests greater details on what they can expect at the airports, we are compiling a list of blog posts focusing on useful tips and information, covering topics ranging from the different terminals, to what happens to your luggage on a layover, through to where to meet your tour guide.
We begin with some general airport articles followed by useful information on the two major international airports that service London and from which our Layover London Tours are run – Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport.