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How to experience the best of luxury at London’s airports
The epitome of luxury, there’s nothing like a first-class experience when it comes to travelling abroad.
From cinemas to aquariums, it’s safe to say that the airport experience is consistently upping its game.
Nowadays, it’s easier than ever for the everyday person to experience what it’s like to truly travel in style. With that said, let's take a look at how to you too can live out your travel fantasy when it comes to flying from one of the many London airports.
Arriving in style
Whether you live in London or its just a stop on a bigger journey for you, there are plenty of ways of getting to the surrounding airports. While a private car might be the first thing to spring to mind, its certainly not the quickest or most economical choice.
Beat the London congestion and take the train instead. If you’re travelling to Gatwick airport, for example, getting the train is your best bet. Your luggage is easily stowed away, and you can move about the first-class carriage with ease - compared to sitting for over an hour in a car.
Direct trains mean you can easily glide through to the check-in desks to start the next leg of your luxury experience.
Instead of filing into the departure lounges with thousands of other people, why not book yourself into the airport lounge? Most London airport lounges offer you panoramic views of the runway while you enjoy fully tended bars and table service food. Some terminals at Heathrow even come with spas, bedrooms and, in some cases, VIP escorts for the real celebrity experience.
This is the most luxurious way to start your trip and will leave you feeling like you’ve left a trendy hideaway rather than a bleak terminal.
Up, up and away
Of course, no luxury travel experience is complete without a first-class ticket for the plane itself.
There are varying levels of luxury to choose from starting at the standard economy to private suites and just about everything in between.
If you’re opting for the top of the range, you won’t be disappointed. Airlines are in constant competition with each other as to who can offer the best experience for travellers, so you’ll want for nothing.
Most major airlines departing from London airports will treat you to welcome drinks, fine dining and endless entertainment to name just a few of the services you can indulge in. With all of this on offer, you’ll have a hard time leaving the comfort of the cabin, even after the longest of flights.
Arriving at your destination
Even after you’ve touched down in your destination, the luxury doesn’t have to end there. Whether you’re abroad for business or leisure, you can still enjoy the A-list life.
There are plenty of services at all larger airports that will offer you a private chauffeur to taxi you from the runway to the terminal as well as being able to fast-track security and immigration.
Plus, you can even arrange for an escort to assist with your luggage and drive you in a private car to your final location – which can be extremely useful in an unfamiliar country.
This is just a brief look at how you can experience the best that London’s airports have to offer in terms of indulgent travel. Ultimately, you can tailor the luxury airport experience to your specific needs, which is what makes it so high-end and unique.
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