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Relax in comfort before or in-between flights and head to the Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 2A at London Heathrow Airport.
Whether you are a business traveler or here for a holiday, the lounge offers you the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of airports, regardless of which airline you are using.
The contemporary lounge provides superior services and a hassle-free environment to rejuvenate your senses, including private relaxing suites, luxurious shower rooms with full amenities, a spa with massage services, high-speed Wi-Fi, an array of magazines and newspapers and a generous selection of food and beverages.
The Plaza Premium Lounge operates from 5am to 11pm and, depending on the option selected, you have either three, six, or 12 hours — after the time of entry — to enjoy the lounge facilities.
Please note: The lounge is located in the restricted area of the airport. You must pass through security and immigration prior to entering the lounge. An on-going boarding pass MUST be presented by all passengers before entering the lounge.
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The 8,500 square feet of the London Heathrow Plaza Premium Lounge is the perfect sanctuary for those who wish to escape from the crowd for 3-hours, 6-hours, or 12-hours and relax before they depart for their next destination. The lounge offers travelers a bouquet of services and facilities including comfortable seating, and extensive choices of food and beverage.
Whether you are on a business trip or en route to an exotic destination, the lounge offers a range of comfortable seating options to suit each traveler's needs and guarantees a relaxing pre-flight experience.
Available throughout the day, food and beverage options range from freshly prepared hot meals to a salad bar, from freshly brewed coffee to alcoholic beverages conveniently placed on the buffet counter for guests to enjoy. Complementary high-speed WiFi keeps guests connected at all times. In addition, the lounge also offers international TV channels for entertaining, and choice of newspapers and magazines for leisure reading.
Food and beverages including:
Hot breakfast, assorted bakeries and pastries, cereals and oatmeals, fresh fruits, snacks and salads
Lunch and dinner:
Light hot meals, tapas, pastries and bread, sandwiches, soup, snacks, salads and desserts
Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic drinks, freshly brewed coffee, espresso, cappuccino and selections of tea. A champagne and tapas bar with exclusive selections of champagne tasting and tapas
Start with a pickup from any London Heathrow Terminal, and relax in the comfort of your private vehicle as your private chauffeur takes care of the route and driving. The itinerary is completely flexible and can be tailored to your interests, but all tours will include plenty of photo stops.
Explore the streets around Westminster, with its collection of historical and political monuments. Parliament Square is home to Westminster Abbey — setting of the 2011 royal wedding of Kate Middleton to Prince William — as well as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Whitewall and Trafalgar Square.
Want to factor in some activities alongside sightseeing and attraction visits? Then speak to your chauffeur about a Thames River sightseeing cruise , a ride on the London Eye or a trip up a high-speed elevator to the View from the Shard. Or, perhaps watch the world-famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, the London residence of Queen Elizabeth II.
Please note: some of these attractions may have entrance fees, which will not be covered by initial purchase. Your chauffeur will let you know how much these could be when you're working out the itinerary for this tour.
At the end of your day of sightseeing and fun in London, you'll finish with a drop-off to your hotel or back to the airport.
If you have 8 hours to spare between flight, leave London Gatwick or Heathrow Airport, and travel west with your private driver to the royal town of Windsor, just under an hour’s drive away. Your exact itinerary of your layover tour is flexible, so you can customize your plans based on your preferences – just let your driver know what you want to see in Windsor and then sit back and enjoy the drive! You'll have roughly four hours in Windsor.
The affluent town is best known as the site of Windsor Castle – the official residence of the Queen and a place well worth visiting (entry at your own expense). Covering an area of roughly 13 acres (5 hectares), Windsor Castle’s grounds include an impressive list of things to see, like the State Apartments and St George’s Chapel. Your guide will give you plenty of insider tips about the best areas of the castle to visit, should you wish to.
Windsor’s Changing of the Guard ceremony takes place daily, so you can try to catch it while exploring the town. Usually accompanied by a military band, soldiers march up the high street to Windsor Castle in colorful red tunics and bearskin hats, representing the pomp and ceremony of the British Royal Family that so intrigues visitors to England.
Near the town center is Windsor Great Park -- perfect for a walk or summer’s day picnic! Take a stroll along the famous Long Walk, a 2-mile (3-km) path bordered by symmetrical rows of beautiful trees and neat lawns.
Most itineraries include a drive to Eton, the historic little town just on the other side of the River Thames from Windsor. See Eton College, where Princes William and Harry studied, and browse the town’s endearing collection of independent shops. Alternatively, visit the nearby town of Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was sealed by King John in 1215.
Your independent Windsor tour finishes back at London Gatwick or Heathrow Airport, in time for your ongoing flight.
On August 27, 1896, Britain declared war on its protectorate Zanzibar, where a pretender to the Sultanate had just siezed power.
At 9:02am, British ships in the habor began shelling the would-be Sultan's palace.
By 9:40, the shelling had stopped, the palace was on fire, and the pretender's flag had been cut down.
At 38 minutes, the Anglo-Zanzibar War remains the shortest war on record.
Some 500 Zanzibaris were killed.
One British Petty Officer was wounded.