The Heathrow Airport that we know today began life in 1928 as the proposed site of an aerodrome for Fairey Aviation. After WW2 had ended, it was renamed London Airport and officially opened for commercial operations. The first recorded flight took to the skies on January 1st 1946.
London Heathrow Airport operates flights from more than 80 different airlines, with British Airways, American Airlines, Emirates, KLM and Qantas among the most well-known.
Those airlines fly to more than 180 destinations in over 80 countries, with the routes to Dubai International and New York’s JFK regularly being among the most popular.
Throughout its four operational terminals, London Heathrow Airport boasts 200 shops and restaurants for the comfort and convenience of passengers.
Unsurprisingly, it also has toilets, showers, designated smoking areas, prayer rooms, charging stations, ATMs and even postal services.
London Heathrow Airport operates around 1,300 flights every day, with roughly 220,000 passengers passing through its terminals in every 24 hour period.
These vast figures mean that in each calendar year, almost 500,000 flights and more than 80,000,000 passengers arrive or depart from London Heathrow.
Heathrow Airport is situated in West London and to get to our Hotel you have two good options on public transport:
You’re first option is: Take the Heathrow Express Service from Terminals 2, 3 or 5. This is the quickest way to get to central London but also the priciest. £25 is the cost of a single ticket on the Heathrow Express that will take you from Heathrow to Paddington Station in 20 minutes.
You should see the signs for the Heathrow Express Service when you arrive at the airport. If you arrive in a different terminal, don’t worry, there are free shuttle services that will take you to terminals 2, 3 or 5. You can buy your tickets at the Heathrow Airport ticket machines, the trainline app, online at Heathrow Express or through a ticket inspector when you’re on the train itself!
Once you’re on the train, you’ll arrive at Paddington Station after 20 minutes. From there, head downstairs to access Paddington Tube station where you’ll need to hop the Circle line (Yellow line) to Euston Square. Once you get to Euston Square, it will be a 10 minute walk to the Crescent Hotel. In total, your journey from Heathrow to our hotel shouldn’t last longer than 45 minutes.
Read our guide on how to use and pay for the London Underground.
Alternatively, you can get the Piccadilly line to our Hotel. The Piccadilly line (Dark Blue line) is accessible from Terminal 5 and will take you directly to Euston Square in about 55 minutes. From there it’s a 7 minute walk to our hotel. This option is a lot cheaper than taking the Heathrow Express as it only involves paying for a single fare which will be between £3.30 and £5.30 (even less for kids) depending on the time you purchase it.
Check out our guide on how to get to the hotel from Russell Square Station.