Travelling through Heathrow

As always, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to the airport and we’re 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 times

Allow 3 hours to check-in before your flight and make sure all your travel documents are up-to-date. Please do not turn up significantly early for your flight though, as this can cause unnecessary congestion in the airport.


Terminal Drop-Off Charge

A £5 charge applies to vehicles dropping off passengers at the designated drop-off zones, located directly outside the terminals. Discounts and exemptions apply. Free drop-off is available at our Long Stay car parks.


Terminal 4 airline moves

Terminal 4 has re-opened and up to 30 airlines are moving there during the summer. You should always keep in touch with your airline to confirm which terminal your flight departs from before travelling to the airport. 

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  • Heathrow
    Stuart Messham
    Food and drink, Blog, Airlines and routes,
    A glorious hubbub of aroma, taste and bangarang that will appeal to curious tourists ready to mingle with the locals and learn more about Grenadian culture.

    Known in Grenada as “the town that never sleeps”, Gouyave is a fishing village situated in the northwest of the island about 45 minutes from the main hotel district in the south.

    It’s a 9,000-strong, noisy, action-packed place full of Caribbean characters, and every Friday night it comes alive with steel drums, lashings of fruity booze and the best seafood dishes in the whole of the island.

    The salty shindig – 95% adult, mostly locals – starts at 6pm with some seafood pilgrims stopping at bars like Pappy’s in Concord en route to sample some Grenada wine and settle gently into the spirit.


    On arrival, local vendors line the streets with their grills, steamers and cookers ready to tempt your tastebuds with fish cakes, shrimp, jerked marlin, kebabs, barbecued snapper, fry jacks, conch, lobster and fish cakes.

    Let's talk about the fish cakes…

    They are made from cod and pollock that has been shredded and deep-fried – and they are just divine.

    In fact, the choice is so delectable and overwhelming, we recommend you try a little of everything. After all, if you don't sample it, how will you ever know what you're missing?


    [Note: this isn’t pre-packaged tourist fare, it’s a glorious hubbub of aroma and bangarang that probably doesn’t suit children or those unwilling to mingle. However, if you are willing to mix it up with the locals and open to learning more about the local culture, make sure you keep a Grenadian Friday free.]


    You can discover the constant sunshine, sprawling beaches and shimmering surf of the Caribbean with Virgin Atlantic at Heathrow.