Heathrow Airport in 2 minutes

Heathrow Airport – A lap in 2 minutes

Heathrow Airport – The Perimeter Road

The video takes you on a high speed tour around London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in just 2 minutes, passing through terminals 2, 3, 4 & 5 along the way.

Using a GoPro strapped to the front of the car we took this video early on a Saturday morning. The time and day was chosen to allow a fairly traffic free drive around the airport with less stoppages than a weekday or rush hour may have given.

We have speed the video up 16x with the sections through the terminals at 8x to allow a little more time to view those. The video starts on the on the Northern Perimeter Road outside the Renaissance Hotel London Heathrow. We progress westwards past the Business Parking and car hire lots towards terminal 5. Entry into terminal 5 from this direction means a loop around the Sofitel Heathrow before rising up the ramp into the drop off area.

There are two drop off lanes at terminal 5, both are available for use by public vehicles and in common with the rest of Heathrow there is no charge to drop passengers. Terminal 5 is the British Airways UK hub and as such the vast majority of flights from here are theirs. If you are travelling in Business or First class then you may want to use the doors at the far end to enter the terminal, check in for those classes of travel is at that end of the building.

From terminal 5 we progress anti-clockwise around Heathrow Airport towards terminal 4, passing the VIP Windsor Suite along the way. Entry into terminal 4 past the wonderful and well connected Hilton Hotel London Heathrow Terminal 4.

After leaving terminal 4 we continue anti-clockwise around the airport on the Southern Perimeter Road before turning across the eastern end of the runways at Hatton Cross tube station. Onwards towards the newly refurbished terminals 2 & 3. Both terminals are served by the same drop off area that is accessed through tunnel under the 27R runway.

Lastly as we leave terminals 2 & 3, head back through the tunnel and exit we return to the start and the Renaissance Hotel.

 

You Park and Fly

Our Story

Our Story – Our Love for Travel & Why You Park and Fly

Our Story

This is Our Story and the story of You Park and Fly. We love travel, the chance to see new places, meet new people and learn new things. And with the ease that flying today offers it is a privilege we are very fortunate to enjoy. From our first days as a couple we saved every spare penny towards our next holiday, we still do today.  Those dark winter months can be brightened by planning where to go next, researching flights, hotels, things to do and see. Conversations can be filled with adventures to come as the count down to departure draws closer.

So travel was part of us, as work and family are also a huge part of us. Engineering fills my days, electronics and computing. My wife is devoted to the NHS, specialising in cancer care. And with all that a career in the NHS brings so we have both become deeply evolved in the wider charitable community and support that runs alongside the NHS. A career in cancer care and the fragility of life that exposes also brings a want to enjoy the very best of every day. It would be remiss of me not to link in our friends in the charity office at Poole Hospital, I am sure they would love to hear from you.

So our story is one of working hard to let us travel together, and with the family, whilst where we can offering help to our friends and colleagues to do the same.

Why You Park and Fly

Living in southern England holidays for us often started with a flight from Heathrow or Gatwick and with the distances involved we needed to park the car of stay the night before in a Airport hotel. We found Holiday Extras, they did our Airport Parking and Hotels, we used then many times always with a positive experience. And so when thinking of a project to learn web authoring and to indulge our love for travel then working for Holiday Extras seemed a great place to start.

You Park and Fly adds our personal passion and experiences to the award winning platform provided by Holiday Extras, to I hope give our visitors something a little extra. And as a little extra for those that have read this far is you hop over to our contact me page and say hi I will be able to send you back a 5% discount code over and above the great prices you will find at Holiday Extras.

Our Story Continues

Today You Park and Fly hopes to offer a great mix of reviews and advice alongside some tools, stories and even a word search for the kids. If you get a chance to look at the Plan Your Holiday section then we have a new app that helps to plan the complete journey from your front door to the airline gate. Just select your airport, travel distance, flight type and a couple of other answers and hey presto your journey time will pop up.

Well that our story. We would of course love to hear yours, travel tips, which airport hotel is best, where to park. Would be great to hear your review and stories and with your permission add those to our site.

Oh and the picture? That’s our daughter have having her face painted whilst on holiday in Orlando and visiting Animal Kingdom, just love that picture and the memories behind it. We stayed in the Park Inn before the flight!.

Our Aims and Values

  • Share our passion for travel.
  • Present clear, correct information.
  • Great value for money.
  • An open honest approach.

 

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Thistle Hotel Heathrow Park and Fly

Heathrow Terminal 5 Driver less Pods – The Ultimate in Convenience

Heathrow Terminal 5 Driverless Pods

When you want to park and fly Heathrow Business Parking T5 driverless pods will whisk you from car park to terminal, in your own personal transit pod in just over four minutes.

The four seat computer controlled electric pods run on their own track from the Business Parking T5 car park directly into British Airways terminal 5, with plenty of space for luggage, and comfortable seating they are the ultimate in convenience.

Once you have parked your car make your way to one of two convenient stations, and using the touch screen controls call your pod. Once inside press the go button, sit back and let the pod take you on its journey.

As well as being easy, quick and convenient the pods are helping to reduce traffic and pollution from around the Heathrow site by saving many thousands of bus journeys per year.

A hotel with a view and Pod parking

In addition to the dedicated Business Parking for the Driverless Pods the Thistle Hotel Terminal 5 has access to the Pod network. Staying at the hotel, with its own Pod Terminal give you quick, taxi or shuttle bus free access to the terminal. The Thistle also enjoys one of the best views of the airport with panoramic windows in the dinning room.

which terminal Gatwick

Fantastic Airport Parking but for which Terminal Gatwick?

Airport Parking which terminal Gatwick – North or South?

Gatwick Airport has two terminals, North and South. They both serve the same runway and internally are broadly similar but each has its own airlines. The good news is that there is a free monorail running between the two every few minutes.

If your onsite airport parking Gatwick indicates it is for a particular terminal check with the operator how you transfer to the other terminal from the car park. If you are using one of the off site Gatwick Airport car parks then their shuttle buses will generally visit both terminals one after the other, the driver will be able to help if you are unsure which is yours.

Want a Gatwick Airport Map?

Our friends over at Gatwick Airport have some great maps detailing whats where at both the North and South terminals.

Use our Search Tool to find the terminal for your Airline

The search tool below allows you to filter by North or South terminals to see which airlines fly from which terminal Gatwick. Alternatively just start typing the name of your airline into the search box and the list will filter itself as you type. So if you are flying long haul with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic, or maybe you are just doing a short hop over the channel with Aurigny, either way check which terminal below.

AirlineTerminal
AegeanSouth
Aer LingusSouth
AeroflotNorth
Air Arabia MarocSouth
Air BalticSouth
Air CanadaNorth
Air EuropaSouth
Air MaltaSouth
Air TransatNorth
Aurigny Air ServicesSouth
Austrian AirlinesSouth
British AirwaysSouth
Cathay PacificSouth
China Airlines Of TaSouth
Croatia AirlinesSouth
EasyJetNorth
EmiratesNorth
Enter AirSouth
FlybeSouth
FreebirdNorth
GermaniaSouth
Iberia Intl AirlineSouth
IcelandairNorth
MeridianaNorth
MontenegroSouth
NorwegianSouth
PegasusSouth
Qatar AirwaysNorth
Royal Air MarocNorth
RyanairSouth
Sata InternationalSouth
Swiss InternationalSouth
Tap Air PortugalSouth
Thomas CookSouth
Thomson AirwaysNorth
TianjinNorth
TitanSouth
Travel ServicesSouth
Turkish AirlinesSouth
Ukraine Intl AirwaysSouth
Virgin AtlanticNorth
VuelingSouth
West JetNorth
WizzairSouth

Things do change as new airlines arrive at Gatwick or for operational reasons on the day, so please check with your airline before you arrive.

Gatwick Airport Parking APH Bus

Gatwick Airport Parking with APH – awesome prices and our best seller

Gatwick Airport Parking with APH

Arriving at APH Parking you are directed to the car drop off area, unpack your cases and make your way to the reception building. Be sure to check around the car before you leave, it might be nice to be away from the phone on your holidays but!

The reception area has three desks with friendly helpful staff who in a few moments, from your name and booking details will have you on your way. You leave your car key with APH Parking so they can move your car from the drop off area and then have it ready for you again on your return.

The courtesy shuttle bus from APH Gatwick Airport Parking to Gatwick Airport is waiting for you right outside the reception area. There are lots of busses, don’t be concerned about queues waiting for a seat. The buses run every fifteen minutes and take around fifteen minutes stopping at Gatwick South Terminal and then the North. On your way home the same bus is used to return to APH Parking for car collection.

For the ultimate in arrival convenience APH Parking offer a valet service where you will be met at departures by one of their representatives who will park your car for you, returning it to arrivals suit your inbound flight.

APH Gatwick Airport Parking is a quick efficient service where customer care is foremost, valet park or shuttle bus both offer a good value and secure way to park your car at Gatwick Airport.

British Airways 747 at London Heathrow Terminal 5

To Park and Fly or to Park, Sleep and Fly?

Travailing today can be tiring and at times stressful, and whilst much of that is beyond the control of the traveller there are some bits we can make a little easier.

Getting to the airport can be one of those stressful moments especially if time is tight. If travelling by car then making sure you know where your car parking is and you know the process when you arrive is very helpful. As is knowing you have booked parking that is quick and convenient for your terminal. Through the booking process on youparkandfly you will find detailed instructions and videos on how individual car parks work.

If you have more time, or if you are travelling early in the morning then the question is do you park and fly or do you park, sleep and fly? If you are paying to park then getting a deal for a hotel the night before with parking included can often be the same price. And with that you have the security of knowing you have arrived at the airport with time to relax before the rigours of air travel the following day.

Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester all offer great park and fly options with good deals in hotels of every style, price and quality. Additionally, look out for Mystery Hotels offering the very best park and fly deals.