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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.


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hotel Arora Hotel Heathrow

Arora Hotel Heathrow 4-stars hotel

This 4-star hotel looks out over London Heathrow Airport, with free public buses to all terminals. It has a 24-hour gym and air-conditioned rooms with triple glazing and soundproofing. More…

hotel Park Inn Heathrow

Park Inn Heathrow 4-stars hotel

Less than 500 metres from Heathrow Airport terminals 1, 2 and 3, Park Inn has modern rooms, a swimming pool and gym. The Hoppa shuttle connects it to the airport. More…

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Renaissance London Heathrow Hotel

The closest hotel to London Heathrow International Airport, this modern hotel is on the A4, by terminals 1, 2 and 3 of Heathrow Airport. It has excellent views of the main runway. More…


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