Travelling through Heathrow this Christmas

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to the airport this Christmas and working hard to make sure your trip runs as smoothly as possible. To help with this process, please be aware of the following:


Consider your arrival time
Allow three hours to check-in before a long-haul flight and two hours to check-in before a short-haul flight – and make sure all your travel documents are up-to-date. Please don't turn up significantly early for your flight as this can cause unnecessary congestion in the airport and you may not be able to check in your bags. You can monitor current security waiting times using the Heathrow app and on your flight detail page.


Remove liquids from hand luggage
You can’t take liquids with a capacity over 100ml through security. Liquids under 100ml should be removed from your hand luggage and placed in a single transparent, re-sealable plastic bag of not more than one litre capacity. Each bag must be able to close properly with all the items inside. These bags are available free-of-charge before security. Passengers are strictly limited to one bag of liquids per person.

(“Liquids” includes all drinks and syrups; creams, lotions, oils, perfumes; sprays, shaving foam, deodorants, gels and pastes; soups, jams, preserves, chutneys – and snow globes)


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  • Mr. Men at Heathrow

    Find out all about what Mr. Adventure and Little Miss Explorer have planned at Heathrow for the holidays and make your own Mr. Men family portrait!


    Come and find Mr. Adventure and Little Miss Explorer at Heathrow. Both can be found posing for photos and handing out activity booklets, postcards and colouring in sheets to keep kids entertained.


    After Security


    After Security


    After Security


    After Security


    Your chance to win a selection of Mr. Men goodies

    Heathrow is proudly celebrating our partnership with Mr. Men. As part of the celebration, during the children’s holidays you’ll find two out of the eighty-five characters visiting our terminals.

    Mr. Adventure and Little Miss Explorer have planned a range of activities, from creating your own Mr. Men postcard and colouring in sheets, to making a Mr. Men family portrait. There are a selection of downloadable Mr. Men e-books which can be found at the end of this page, and don’t forget that Kids Eat Free!*

    Mr. Adventure and Little Miss Explorer are also giving away a great set of suit cases alongside a series of all the books. To win this amazing prize all you need to do is simply answer the question below. If you can guess the correct answer you could be taking these prizes to your next holiday destination. Good luck! 

    Download your free Mr. Men e-books now