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Spectator areas

Heathrow has some truly incredible spots for enthusiasts to watch and record all sorts of aircraft on the runways.

  • Terminal 2

    From the Wondertree restaurant in the departure lounge, there are some incredible views out over the runway.

  • Terminal 3

    Enjoy panoramic runway views from the No.1 Traveller Lounge (a charge applies) and more intimate views from some of the departure gates.

  • Terminal 4

    Discover our View Heathrow observation deck (near Gates 15 and 16) with its 270-degree panoramics of the southern runway, binoculars and flight-tracking touchscreens.

  • Terminal 5

    From the departure lounge there are airfield views almost everywhere, but Gordon Ramsay Plane Food and Wagamama offer particularly memorable ones.

  • Heathrow Academy

    There's a covered viewing stand that's free for non-passengers at the Heathrow Academy building in Newall Road, looking on to the northern runway (TW6 2RQ). Please note, there is a charge for parking.