Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Advice for Long Layovers at LHR

Jump to last reply

Hello, my name is Amanda and I am new to this website. In the next few months I will be traveling with a cousin to Africa. We have a 9.5 hour layover on the way there (arriving at appx 11:30am and leaving at 9pm) and an overnight 15.5 hour layover (arriving at 4pm and departing at 7:30am) on the return flight.

If possible we'd love to go out and see London but don't feel that we'd have enough time. Having never been aboard before, neither of us are sure what to expect. I've read the US citizens don't need visas, so we should easily be able to check in and out of the airport (by claiming nothing with customs on the way back in). Is this true?

We will only have one carry on each so we will not have to drag much luggage around. We would like to stay somewhere for somewhere around $200 if possible. And most of all we'd love to have lunch or dinner somewhere where we feel we've gotten a small taste of London. Is there anywhere near the airport that would offer this?

Also, does anyone have any recommendations on hotels, nearby restaurants and travel around town (if necessary)?

We will only have US dollars. Is there a way to switch our currency into Euros?

Thank you!

8 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Italy by Cruise Ship or Airplane/Rail
  2. 2 vienna
  3. 3 Three Months in Southern Spain
  4. 4 EuropeanQuiz # 70 ( Friday)
  5. 5 Vienna and Prague or Venice/Sienna/Rome for honeymoon?
  6. 6 Caceres hotel rec - Not the Parador
  7. 7 Refining Alsace itinerary
  8. 8 Europe in June with 8-year old
  9. 9 Trip Report September Trip to Normandy/Brittany/Paris
  11. 11 London Food Tour
  12. 12 Booking a 5* luxury hotel..
  13. 13 Family trip to France with kids
  14. 14 Where to stay in London
  15. 15 Trip Report Northwestern Switzerland Fall 2014
  16. 16 4 days in Sorrento, 4 days in Rome--expert advice needed!
  17. 17 Chip and pin credit card 2015 question
  19. 19 What Irish/English map is best to have for an Ireland driving vacation
  20. 20 Itinerary question for Czech Republic for September trip
  21. 21 Help - Train: Florence to Salerno & Ferry: Salerno to Positano
  22. 22 scotland trave;
  23. 23 Amsterdam B&B -- Tulipa -- Feedback Wanted
  24. 24 Spain. malaga to granada
  25. 25 Rental car and Portugal toll charges
View next 25 » Back to the top