London Heathrow is located
12 NM (22 km; 14 mi) west of central London, England, near
the southern end of the London Borough of Hillingdon. The
airport stands on a parcel of land that was designated part
of the London Metropolitan Green Belt. To the north, the
airport is surrounded by the built-up areas of Harlington,
Harmondsworth, Longford and Cranford.
To the east are Hounslow and Hatton, and to the south are East Bedfont and Stanwell. To the west, the M25 motorway separates the airport from Colnbrook in Berkshire.
The airport's location to the west of London, and the east-west orientation of its runways, means that airliners usually approach to land directly over the city. Other leading European airports, such as those at Madrid, Frankfurt and Paris, are located north or south of their cities, in order to minimise the overflying problem. Another disadvantage of the site is that it is low-lying, at 83 feet (25 m) above sea level, and can be prone to fog.
Heathrow is one of six airports serving the London area, along with Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Southend and City although only Heathrow and City Airports are located within Greater London.
For latest information on Heathrow Airport, please visit the official website.
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