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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Stuart Messham
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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.