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6 May

Heathrow passengers to get personal shopper

Heathrow passengers to get personal shopper

Heathrow passengers to get personal shopper

We can understand flying out to Milan or New York from London to enjoy a superior shopping experience, but those with a passion for fashion will soon be able to get started on their browsing as early as the airport terminal, following this latest announcement from Heathrow.

The transport hub’s Terminal Two will boast a personal shopping service when it reopens next month (June 4th) – the first airport terminal in the world to do so. This will allow shop-a-holics to get their fix the same as they would on the highstreet.

It’s certainly a reason to get to Heathrow in plenty of time for your flight, especially as the first details of the terminal’s high-end shopping scene have also been announced. More than 140 brands including Harrods, Paul Smith, Burberry, Bvlgari, Bottega Veneta, Hugo Boss, Cath Kidston and John Lewis have been confirmed – there’s certainly a bit of a British focus going on here.

Terminal Two has been closed since 2009 for refurbishment, but will be opened by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in June, serving 15.8 million passengers a year from 23 Star Alliance airlines such as Aer Lingus, Germanwings and Virgin’s Little Red.

Most excitingly, those using the terminal will be able to wait out their flights in a wellness spa and champagne bar in the Plaza Premium Lounge, or dine over luxury food in a caviar bar and Heston Blumenthal’s The Perfectionist’s Café, which will feature a wood-burning oven – another world first for the airport.

It’s certainly very exciting and exactly what you need if you’re something of a luxury travel enthusiast. But be sure to book appropriate travel insurance before setting off to your perfect destination via this spectacular terminal.