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All the information you need to enjoy a smooth journey through London Heathrow Terminal 1.
British Airways flights also depart from Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5, London City and London Gatwick.
Check which London airport terminal your flight is departing from
You can use the check-in desks in Zone A if you are:
You can use the check-in desks in Zone B if you are:
If you are travelling on a UK domestic or a European shorthaul flight
For passengers travelling to the Middle East, Africa or Asia
If you have baggage to check in, you can use a check-in kiosk to print your baggage tags even if you have already printed your boarding pass at home. When you have printed your baggage tags, please drop your tagged baggage at one of the Bag Drop desks.
If you have a small, fully-collapsible pushchair under 5kg, you'll be able to take this right to the aircraft door. If your pushchair is large, or weighs more than 5kg, please check this in at the check-in desk.
If you are departing from Heathrow Terminal 1 to a UK destination you will have your photograph taken when you present your boarding pass at security. Your photograph will be validated at the gate, prior to boarding your flight. The photographs are deleted within 24 hours, in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998.
The lounge is located at Gate 5, and is open to the following customers travelling on international flights operated by British Airways (excluding Dublin):
The lounge is open daily from 05:00 until 22:30.
The lounge is located next to Gate 8, and is open to the following customers travelling on domestic flights within the UK and to Dublin:
The Terminal 1 arrivals lounge is no longer available. Eligible customers are invited to use the Terminal 5 arrivals lounge instead:
The lounge is open from 05:00 until 14:00
At Terminal 1, you'll find everything from famous perfumes to the latest electronic gadgets, as well as all your travel essentials.
Heathrow Airport shops A-Z
Make the most of your time in the terminal, with a choice of fantastic restaurants, cafés and bars.
Heathrow Airport restaurants, cafés and bars A-Z
If you are arriving into Terminal 1, the quickest way into London is on the Heathrow Express train service. Trains leave every 15 minutes from Heathrow Central to Paddington station, and the journey takes 15 minutes. Heathrow Central is walking distance from Terminal 1. Paddington station has good connections to the other London railway stations and all parts of London via the London Underground (the tube).
Check timetable and book your tickets with Heathrow Express
Heathrow is on the Piccadilly underground line, which takes passengers into central London in around 50 minutes.
Plan your journey with London Underground
The National Express coach service takes passengers to central London and other towns and cities throughout the UK. Coaches depart from Heathrow Central, which is walking distance from Terminal 1.
Book coach tickets with National Express
If you have a small, fully-collapsible pushchair under 5kg, you'll be able to collect your pushchair at the aircraft door. If your pushchair is large, or weighs more than 5kg, you'll be able to collect your pushchair in the Arrivals hall.
If you are connecting onto another British Airways flight please ensure you are familiar with which terminal your onward flight departs from.
The Flight Connections Centre provides you with all the information you need to ensure a smooth transfer if connecting to an onward flight from any terminal at London Heathrow. Distinctive purple coloured signs will guide you at all times.