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Returns policy

There are certain things you need to be aware if you'd like to return a product purchased at Heathrow, so please read the following carefully.

As part of our commitment to providing world-class customer service, Heathrow operates a 60-day returns service, Heathrow Returns Promise, on behalf of Heathrow retailers (subject to the terms and conditions below), which ensures customers can return faulty or unwanted goods. We do not process returns of goods purchased in World Duty Free, Hermès or Bvlgari. For these returns, please contact World Duty Free Directly.
How to return your items

All items returned under the Heathrow Returns Promise must be received with proof of purchase within 60 days of purchase.

Please note that postal restrictions apply in connection with certain products being sent from outside the UK. All relevant tax and import duty must be paid in advance. We cannot accept items with outstanding duty. These will be returned automatically.

We strongly recommend that you insure any products you return for their full value. Heathrow does not accept liability for any products lost or destroyed in the postal system.

Returning unwanted items
  • Complete the returns form and post it together with your product and proof of purchase.
  • The retailer at their discretion may refund postage costs. Courier charges are not refundable in any circumstances.
Returning faulty items
  • Complete the returns form below and post it together with your product and proof of purchase.
  • Postage costs will be refunded to you by the retailer. Courier charges are not refundable in any circumstances.

If you have any queries about Heathrow Returns Promise, please ask any airport retailer or call +44 (0) 800 6785 324 or email

General advice for wrapping and packaging your goods
  • Make sure any outer containers are strong enough for their contents
  • Fragile items should not touch each other or the side of the container
  • Fill out containers with cushioning material like bubble wrap or polystyrene chips
  • Seal securely with tape along all edges and openings
  • Flatten any sharp edges from staples or metal fastenings, cover with tape
  • Use a FRAGILE sticker, if necessary. Packaging should not damage the original packaging that came with a purchase that protects the item(s)
  • Write a return address on the item
Terms and conditions

Heathrow Airport Limited of The Compass Centre, Nelson Road, Hounslow, Middlesex TW6 2GW offers the following Heathrow Returns Promise, which is in addition to your legal rights and does not affect them. For further information about your legal rights, contact your local authority Trading Standards Department or Citizens Advice Bureau. If you change your mind about a product or a product is faulty, please send us the returns form along with the product and proof of purchase to arrange for a full refund. To be eligible for a refund, all items returned under the Heathrow Returns Promise must be received with proof of purchase within 60 days of purchase. You must return the product to us at your own expense. For faulty items, postage costs will be refunded by the retailer, and for unwanted items, the postage costs may be refunded by the retailer at their discretion. The Heathrow Returns Promise is offered to consumers, regardless of where they are resident.

Returns will be processed by the relevant retailer. Upon receipt of returned goods, Heathrow will return items to the retailer on your behalf. Heathrow will contact you to advise you where the items have been sent and to provide you with the contact details of the retailer who will process your refund. You should then contact the retailer directly regarding all items. Please note that from this point, all correspondence would be between you and the retailer.

Please note that the Heathrow Returns Promise does not apply to any goods purchased at World Duty Free.

Please note that the Heathrow Returns Promise does not apply to the following items, and therefore, no refunds, exchanges or otherwise will be available under the Heathrow Returns Promise for:

  1. Items that are not returned in the same condition as sold
  2. Earrings (unless faulty)
  3. Lithium batteries returned from outside of the UK (due to UK postal restrictions)
  4. Lithium batteries contained in equipment (e.g. re-chargeable batteries found in electronic devices) returned from outside the UK. Certain products can be returned subject to adhering to the technical instructions for the safe transport of products by air, please refer to the CAA website ( for further information.
  5. Defective lithium batteries and defective items containing lithium batteries
  6. Liquid products, e.g. fragrances, cosmetic products, liquor etc.
  7. Headphones and in-ear headphones (unless faulty)
  8. Swimwear and underwear (unless faulty)
  9. Perishable food and beverage items
  10. Bespoke or specially ordered items, personalised items, or items altered or adjusted after the sale (including watch straps)
  11. Any purchase and/or any upgrade carried out at Heathrow of any mobile telephone and/or accessories.
  12. Airtime (time tracked by your service provider to determine your billing costs, including without limitation making/receiving calls, SMS email and faxing) whether in connection with mobile phone purchases and/or upgrades or otherwise
  13. Cover plans, extended warranties or insurance policies taken out to cover product breakdown, loss, damage, wear and tear and repair
  14. Items sold by a retailer which has become insolvent since the sale;
  15. Any item and/or service which was not purchased from a retailer at Heathrow Airport terminals; or
  16. Travel insurance policies. Please note that this exclusion does not affect your legal rights (nor should it affect any rights which you may have pursuant to any contract which you may have with the relevant retailer at Heathrow). If you have any comments concerning such a contract, you should make direct contact with the relevant retailer.
  17. All documentation relating to a claim will be destroyed 12 months from the receipt of your return.

Please note that the Heathrow Returns Promise does not apply to any cancellation fee or any other charge made if there is a termination or cancellation of a contract between you and the relevant retailer. Therefore, no payment or otherwise will be made in respect of such cancellation fees or charges.

Any disputes will be resolved under the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Heathrow's liability in relation to any claim is limited to the purchase price of the product being returned.

Shopping vouchers and Rewards points

If payment for the product was made (in part or in full) by a Heathrow shopping voucher, any refund will be made in the same method.

If Heathrow Rewards points were awarded on items purchased and purchases are subsequently refunded, the Heathrow Rewards points earned will be deducted from your account.

If you request a refund under the Heathrow Returns Promise, Heathrow reserves the right to refuse such a request and/or to require further information in relation to such request in order to establish the validity of the claim.