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London Heathrow International Airport

London Heathrow is one of the busiest airports in the world, boasting a constant stream of flights to and from 170 worldwide destinations and is serviced by four modern and efficient terminals.

Terminal 1 is for all domestic flights, Terminal 2 for European flights, while Terminals 3 and 4 are reserved for long-haul international flights.

Numerous bureaux de change (some open 24 hours) and ATMs can be found throughout all four terminals. Other facilities include baby change rooms, a medical centre, left luggage and lost property service (ph: +44 (0) 20 8745 4599), postal services, and children's play areas. Information desks are located in each terminal.

There are a wide range of cafés, take-aways, restaurants, bars and fast food chains before and after security, with many open 24/7.

There's an endless array of specialty and souvenir shops to choose from, while the airport also claims to house the world's biggest duty-free shopping hall.

Facilities for the disabled include ramps, specially designed toilets, TDD hearing service, porter and wheelchair assistance and specially reserved parking areas.

The Business Centre, located in the Queens Building, offers 20 meeting rooms, showers, conference facilities, and fax, photocopy and Internet facilities. Internet cafes and wall-mounted fax machines are located throughout each terminal. Numerous airlines have their own business lounges in the departure areas of each terminal.

The Heathrow Express is a high-speed rail service connecting all four terminals with London Paddington Station in just 15 minutes. Heathrow is also on the Piccadilly line of the London Underground network, with stops at each terminal. Heathrow's coach station offers frequent services to over 500 destinations nationwide.

Heathrow is located near the M4; exit at Junction 4 for Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and Junction 3 for Terminal 4. Access to Terminal 4 is also possible from Junction 14 off the M25. Heathrow offers four main types of parking on and around the airport grounds.