Many people have enquired about what the spotting facilities are like in the new Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport.
I’ve compiled the following information from reports received:
The short stay car parks have views over runway 09L/R arrivals from the upper floors.
Costa Coffee on the north side of the terminal has windows overlooking the threshold of runway 09L
A view of runway 09R is possible from the south side of the terminal.
Once airside you can freely move between piers.
The best views can be had at gate A7 over the northern runway.
Gate A18 has views of the cargo area and runway 09R threshold.
Pier B has some acceptable views, but these are limited by Pier C is built.
As always, please post your comments and reviews of travelling through Terminal 5. It is new to Heathrow, so information is needed on good spots and experiences with your binoculars!
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