Showers at LHR's Terminal 5

Jul 25th, 2015, 04:02 PM
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Showers at LHR's Terminal 5

I will have a very long layover at LHR, flying BA. I will have about 6.5 hours at LHR between 2 very long flights and a shower would be great. I am using an award ticket and I was unable to get biz class so I will be in coach. I know that BA has a lounge but it looks like they don't sell day passes to poor little peons like me who must fly coach.

Is there another place at T5 where I can get a shower?

Thanks.
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Jul 25th, 2015, 04:18 PM
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AFAIK there are no public showers anywhere at LHR -- only in various lounges. Definitely not in T-5.
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Jul 25th, 2015, 04:24 PM
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Just had a thought -- the Sofitel is at T-5 and they probably offer day rooms. Would likely cost £££ so a very expensive shower though
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Jul 25th, 2015, 06:54 PM
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Thanks Janis, I will check it out. The shower would benefit my seatmate on my connecting flight more than it would benefit me so I don't want to sell a kidney for that.
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Jul 25th, 2015, 06:59 PM
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I just looked it up, it's 130 pounds. My seatmate will suffer.
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Jul 26th, 2015, 08:02 AM
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janisj, Has this changed?

I used a public shower facility at Heathrow during a layover (don't remember which terminal) but that was at least 10 years ago.
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Jul 26th, 2015, 09:37 AM
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I seem to remember years ago seeing showers (but that may have been at LGW -- all my trips do tend to blur after a while)

But I just double-checked the LHR website and apparently there are no public showers except in lounges -- so they'd be restricted and/or airside.

http://www.heathrow.com/airport-guid...ts-and-showers
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Jul 28th, 2015, 09:23 PM
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"I used a public shower facility at Heathrow during a layover (don't remember which terminal) but that was at least 10 years ago."

T5 wasn't built 10 years ago. IIRC, the terminal opened in 2008.
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Jul 29th, 2015, 08:00 AM
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where did suze say anything about T-5? She merely said she remembers using a shower somewhere at Heathrow.
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Jul 29th, 2015, 08:47 AM
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I'm thinking maybe the showers were at Terminal 2? It was in a location that was convenient when I was transferring flights. It was a public facility where you paid for a towel and soap packet, and were given a private white-tiled room with bench, shower, toilet, sink, hair dryer, etc. It was basic but felt quite lovely to be able to freshen up like that.

I am not saying they are still there, only that I most definitely DID shower coming thru Heathrow one trip!
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Jul 29th, 2015, 10:31 AM
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If you don't mind switching terminals you could book into No. 1 Traveller Lounge in Terminal 3:

http://www.heathrow.com/airport-guid...vices/lounges#
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Jul 29th, 2015, 12:36 PM
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>>If you don't mind switching terminals you could book into No. 1 Traveller Lounge in Terminal 3:<<

But it is airside so the OP would need a boarding pass for T-3 . . .
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Jul 29th, 2015, 06:52 PM
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"where did suze say anything about T-5?".

She didn't but the op's flights are in/out of T5.

T5 isn't exactly close to T1/2/3 or T4 and it's not possible to get airside in a terminal other than that of your departure flight.
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Jul 29th, 2015, 08:32 PM
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>>. . . but the op's flights are in/out of T5. <<

Yes, we know.

>>it's not possible to get airside in a terminal other than that of your departure flight.<<

Yes -- as has been established
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Jul 30th, 2015, 11:56 AM
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Why does any of this matter if there are, in fact, no longer public showers in ANY terminal at Heathrow?
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