Rail disruption - 4 & 6 October 2023

Due to planned industrial action, there will be disruption to rail and London Underground services between Heathrow and Central London between Wednesday 4 October 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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Saudi Arabia’s Capital city, Riyadh has a tonne of fun and exciting places to visit and experiences to delve into that’ll make you feel like a real local. Whether it’s a long stay or a shorter visit, you can get a real taste of what this Middle Eastern city has to offer in just a few days. 


Soak up the views at Skybridge

This is an absolute must-do in Riyadh City, especially if you are a sucker for a good view and love a great panoramic shot of a city. Head to the Kingdom Tower, which is home to the famous Skybridge, and take in the breathtaking views of the entire city.

Skybridge offers a 360 view of the entire city, and it is an impressive way to see everything around you for miles and miles. The Kingdom Tower is one of the most famous-looking buildings in Riyadh (resembling a bottle opener), which also has a massive shopping mall inside if you fancy some retail therapy after taking in the incredible views.

It is best to go to Skybridge when the weather is clear and free from haziness or dustiness from any sudden sandstorms. 


Study up on Saudi Arabia at the National Museum

If you would like to learn a bit more about Saudi Arabia and the history of the country, then pay a visit to The National Museum of Saudi Arabia. It is an educational and cost-efficient activity, with tickets only costing 10SAR (approximately £2).

The museum is quite big in size and has 2 floors, filled with everything there is to know about Saudi Arabia, so give yourself at least 1-2 hours to fully appreciate everything it has to offer.

It may be a good idea to visit the museum on your first day in Riyadh as it may give you a better understanding of the history of the Kingdom and the Islamic practices of the country. 


Discover the wonders of Deera Square

One of the main spots in Riyadh City that visitors have to visit to truly appreciate the culture and history of Saudi Arabia is Deera Square. It is a great place to visit if you enjoy wondering around a new city on foot and immersing yourself in local culture.

Deera Square is filled with main and side streets that are lined with lots of local shops to help tourists feel like a local.

The best time of day to visit Deera Square is in the afternoon when temperatures cool down a bit so you aren’t struggling in the extreme heat. It is also a good idea to visit before the sun sets and it becomes too dark to walk around the area.