Your Best Layover Plan While in the UK
Have you ever ended up in an unfamiliar airport far away from home? Well, sometimes flights can be delayed or cancelled for many different reasons. That's why, we've put together recommendations on how to spend your time if your flight is delayed in these listed UK international airports.
Heathrow International Airport
Located in west London Heathrow is one of the UK's major international airports. Being the second most busiest international airport in the world for foot traffic, Heathrow has many lounges and shops on offer to cover your long and dreaded layover. If you were looking for a quiet place to getaway for your layover, why not visit the Plaza Premium Lounges located at Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5. For a small price, this lounge offers quiet areas for relaxation and shower rooms, you can also enjoy private relaxation rooms or by visiting the wellness spa.
For those wanting to do some serious shopping to pass the time, make sure to visit the Heathrow Boutique. Shop at stores such as Bulgari, Burberry, Dior, MAC cosmetics, and Tiffany & Co. for your ultimate shopping experience.
Glasgow International Airport
Glasgow International Airport offers a unique layover experience, offering shops and relaxation spots for the tired traveller. If you needed some downtime, book the Upper Lounge to relax in style. For £23, the Upper Lounge offers many benefits including lounges, free WiFi, complimentary drinks, and runway views. If shopping is how you like to kill time, you have the options of shops like JD Sports, Swarovski, Victoria's Secret, and more.
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Dublin International Airport
Dublin airport serves as the International airport for Ireland, and is a major spot for international travellers coming into the UK. Dublin airport offers various shopping and lounge experiences when visiting. If you wanted some quiet time during your layover, sit back and relax in style at The Lounge. Located on Terminal 1 and 2, The Lounge offers comfortable seating, along with complimentary drinks and snacks! Your layover will surely fly by in no time when relaxing in The Lounge.
If you would rather be shopping than lounging, Dublin International Airport has a great range of stores to shop in. Known as The Loop and open from 4am to midnight, this shopping centre is your ultimate luxury shopping experience. With brands like Jo Malone, Tom Ford, Crème de la Mer, Dior, Clarins, Lancôme, Bobbi Brown and Chanel, you'll find it hard to tear yourself away!
If you're getting a bit peckish on your layover, there are many different restaurants and cafes on offer! Including The Slaney located in The Loop, a premier food and beverage restaurant, or for that quick fix, Lavazza coffee is the perfect place to sit back and relax with a hot drink.
Manchester Airport (MAG)
One of the busiest airports in the UK is Manchester Airport, located approximately 14 kilometres south-west of Manchester city. Catering for its foot traffic, the airport has many shops, restaurants, and cafes to experience when you have your next layover. Relax in style in one of the airport lounges for a small price. Located in terminals 1, 2 and 3 is the Escape Lounge, where for £21 you can get access to fresh buffet food, free WiFi and quiet zones to enjoy some shut eye. For £35 you can head to the 1903 Lounge in terminals 1 and 2. Sit back and enjoy premium wines, beers and spirits on your layover, plus skip queues with the Security Fast Track Pass! Remember to pre-book these lounges to ensure your spot during your next layover.
Manchester's shopping experience also includes Biza, The Body Shop, BOSS, Dixons, Dune London, JD Sports, Jo Malone, Timberland and Victoria's Secret, just to name a few!
Located in Scotland, Edinburgh Airport is often a stepping stone for travellers looking to explore the Scottish highlands. Offering a similar shopping experience to Manchester Airport, shopping at Edinburgh Airport will make your layover fly by, and fast! Shops include BOSS, JD Sports, MAC, and more!
For a bit of a changeup to shopping, check out The Boy Wizard. Bursting with official Harry Potter merchandise, including wands, books, clothing and of course Butterscotch Beer, this Harry Potter fan's emporium will surely keep you occupied on your next Edinburgh layover!
If you don't fancy booking into lounges, why not set yourself up with Flight Delay Pass, a complimentary feature for our 28 Degrees Platinum Mastercard customers. Register your flight no less than six hours before flying and if it's delayed by two hours or more, the drinks, nibbles and Wi-Fi are on us for you and four registered travelling companions, at a selection of airport lounges worldwide*.