Rail disruption - 30 September & 1, 4, 6 October 2023

Due to planned engineering works and industrial action, there will be disruption to rail and London Underground services between Heathrow and Central London between Saturday 30 September and Friday 6 October 2023.


Over this period, there will be disruption to Heathrow Express and Piccadilly line services. The Elizabeth line will be operating as normal, and inter-terminal transfer services between all terminals will also be completed by these services.


Passengers should plan their journeys before travelling, and allow for additional time where necessary as services will be busier than normal.

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ULEZ expansion - 29 August 2023

London's Ultra Low Emission Zone, or ULEZ, is expanding to encompass all of Greater London, including Heathrow Airport, from the 29 August 2023.


The initiative, implemented by Transport for London (TfL), is aimed at reducing air pollution in London, therefore all vehicles entering the airport must meet certain emissions standards in order to avoid paying a daily charge.


The daily charge for non-compliant vehicles is £12.50 for most vehicles, including cars, vans, and motorcycles.


The charge will be in addition to any other fees or charges associated with entering the airport. The charge only applies when a vehicle is driven within the ULEZ zone, and does not apply to stationary vehicles including when cars are parked at Heathrow.


Please note, if you have booked Meet & Greet or Valet Parking with a non-compliant vehicle, and have selected a different exit terminal to your entry terminal, you will be liable for payment of a ULEZ charge to transfer your vehicle to another terminal.

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Celebrating Eid el-Fitr around the world

Maria Asaad
At the airport, Occasion,


Muslims all over the world will be celebrating Eid el-Fitr with friends and family as they mark the end of Ramadan, as the month of fasting from dawn till dusk draws to an end. Muslims use the month of Ramadan to abstain from food during sunlight, as well as spiritual reflection and delve deeper into prayer.

Eid el-Fitr is a chance to gather with loved ones and celebrate with lots of delicious food. Several countries around the world celebrate differently with various traditions, here are how some mark the occasion around the globe. 



Turkey is home to the famous term ‘Sugar Feast’ when it comes to celebrating Eid el-Fitr, as those celebrating gather to enjoy sweet treats such as baklava and Turkish delight.

The Turkish population is majority Muslim, with 98% practicing Islam, so Eid is a massive event across the country with nearly a week-long public holiday to enjoy the celebrations.

Most people celebrate at home with their families and friends, whilst others will head to the beach to enjoy the long days of sunshine filled with local, delicious cuisine and make up for the past 30 days of fasting! 



Egypt goes all out for Eid with a 3-day public holiday that commences with traditional prayers early in the morning on the first day of celebrations.

Large gatherings take place with family members across the country gathering together. Both young and old make the most of the joyous festivities by spending some fun quality time together, younger children will also receive a small monetary gift from older relatives as a small Eid gift.

These massive family gatherings don’t just happen at home, as many Egyptians enjoy heading out to local parks, gardens and zoos to bask in the celebrations with their local community. 


Saudi Arabia

The Middle East has quite similar celebrations when it comes to Eid el-Fitr, so Saudi Arabia tends to mark the occasion similarly to its neighbouring nations. The day usually starts with Eid prayers, followed by big gatherings filled with delicious feasts.

One of the most traditional dishes enjoyed at Eid by Saudis is mugalgal which is chopped lamb meat with fresh tomatoes, onions and green peppers fried with spices. An array of desserts are also enjoyed such as honey and dates cookies; another reason why Eid is referred to as the ‘Sugar Feast, or as Saudis like to call it, ‘Sweet Eid.’

The first night of Eid is marked by those celebrating wearing their finest, new clothes, and watching a spectacular show of fireworks with the rest of their community. Another unique tradition that takes place in Saudi Arabia is leaving large quantities of food outside the gates of those less fortunate as a way to give back and make sure they too can celebrate. 


United Arab Emirates

Eid el-Fitr celebrations in the UAE look very similar to the festivities that happen in Saudi Arabia, with the day starting with early morning prayers in the mosque, followed by feasts and gift-giving amongst loved ones.

People will also gather in the evening with the wider community to enjoy firework displays, cultural events, dance shows and more.

Eid Mubarak to everyone celebrating Eid el-Fitr this weekend, from everyone here at Heathrow.