Making your way to or from London Heathrow Airport can be stressful. With four terminals and around 75 million passengers passing through its gates every year, Heathrow is the UK and Europe’s busiest commercial airport. Due to city-bound traffic, transit times into town can take between 40 minutes and one and a half hours.
Resources for London Heathrow Airport (LHR)
- Uber airport pages: Our dedicated airport page offers all the information needed about requesting an Uber at London Heathrow.
- Busy times: Heathrow runs at near capacity 365 days a year and is always busy. The airport’s peak periods are between July and September, plus early December. Plan accordingly.
- Wait times: For live security wait times, check out the iFly website.
- Choose the right Uber: If you’re travelling light and know another rider going the same way as you, try uberPool to reduce costs. If you are in a large group with multiple bags, uberXL is a spacious option that seats up to six passengers.
- Drop-off and pick-up: Each passenger terminal has a designated pick-up area in the short-stay car park where you will be able to meet your driver. These are as follows:
- T2: Level 1: Row Q. Wait for your driver within the covered area.
- T3: Level 3: Row A. Wait within the lift lobby area.
- T4: Car Park Level 2: Central aisle. Wait within the Central Lift lobby.
- T5: Level 1: Row A or F. Wait within the Lift lobby area.
- Understand security guidelines: Baggage and security procedures at London Heathrow are water-tight. To avoid any unwanted delays, review the airport’s security guidelines before setting off.
- Know your terminal: With four passenger terminals spread over 12.14 square kilometres of land, London Heathrow is a hive of activity. Check out the interactive airport map to confirm your terminal.
Destinations around London
If you’re looking for fun, exciting, and interesting things to do in and around London, consider taking an Uber to these places:
This city borough is one of West London’s most affluent areas, and its riverside location makes for a worthwhile sightseeing spot all year round. The Chiswick High Road is known for its upmarket shopping boutiques, traditional London food stalls, and spacious taverns, while the Riverside’s picture-postcard feel makes it the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll. Be sure to check out The Tabard pub while you’re there.
Carnaby Street stands in the middle of the West End like a proud peacock and is one of London’s coolest shopping districts. A prime mod hangout during the 1960s, Carnaby Street was the place to be seen for fashionistas, actors, and musicians, and the street has kept its charm. The famous department store Liberty sits at the entrance of Carnaby Street, and there are plenty of gems to uncover the deeper you venture, including Pretty Green, Kingly Court, and ale houses like The Clachan.
Little Venice is a waterside spot for all seasons. A short distance from Paddington, Little Venice sits where the Grand Union Canal meets the Regent’s Canal. The place does sport a certain Venice vibe—in a quintessentially English fashion—and you can spend literally hours looking the many weird and wonderful million-pound barges moored along the canal. After a spot of boat-watching, retire to The Prince Albert & Formosa Dining Rooms for a bite to eat.
Highgate is North London’s most leafy area and even though you’re a stone’s throw from most of the action, it feels more like a rural village than part of a metropolis. If the weather’s fine, take a stroll through Hampstead Heath and soak in views of the city skyline from Parliament Hill. If the weather’s poor, seek refuge in the warmth of The Flask Pub.