Heathrow Parking??

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by PeteH, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. PeteH

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    Hi

    It`s years since I used to work in / around Heathrow. can anyone suggest somewhere to park a Motor-home (7.4M) for a few Hours? whilst we collect two Grand-kids, Flying in from the USA

    Don`t mind paying Reasonable. just need a few Hours Parking up whilst We Go into T5 and collect them

    Pete
     
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    No chance with the central terminal building, but it might be worth speaking to the many valet parking companies that have off airport parking, just a thought!
     
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    I went to T 5 last week to meet a Canadian relative. Luckily he was on time....£3.50 30 mins £6.00 an hour. No chance to park a MH in the terminal multi story.
    Try off airport, hotels maybe a possibility as suggested and bus in, or use the tube.
     
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    I always wait in West Drayton and time my run from there when they are at the drop off area. You can't hang around as the marshals will move you on inside a minute!

    They would have to get ask for directions to the Drop Off area as it is not sign posted from Arrivals.
     
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    Unfortunately the are travelling as "Unaccompanied Minors". That means one of us has the "sign for" them. Arrive with I-D etc. before they are handed over. which means Going to them not them coming to us. I have even looked at booking a night in the hotel But they want the proverbial "arm and leg" at that time of year (june july)

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    It is also inside LEz so is it compliant ?
     
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    You could always drop one of you off at T5 to collect the kids then take the van to West Drayton and wait.
     
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    T5 does have parking for large vehicles on the ground floor of the short term car park which I sometimes use. Depends if you drive a large gin palace or not. Mine fits in no problen and the T5 entrance is just across the road. Prices are same as car park. Take a look on Google.
     
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    Its a 2007 2300 Fiat Engine so should be?. My old R-V wasn't though!!. but then I wouldn't go there in that!.

    Pete
     
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    I haven't checked but I would think that if you enter T5 via the M25 you will be free of any charges. Straight in and out.
     
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    Hire a car nearby. Just looked at Heathrow / nearby hire charges & you should be able to find one online for £30 - £50 for the day. Offers more options for MH parking if you can avoid Heathrow itself.
     
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    I tend to use the over-height carpark, as buttons said, it's literally just across the road from arrivals. Two problems though, it'd barrier controlled at each end and I can't remember how wide they are. Secondly, it's been well and truly discovered by minicabs, and can get quite crowded. There are however several bays where you can overhang the pavement at the back.
    You could always ask LHR though. If you say the MH is your only transport and you are doing an UM pickup they may be sympathetic.

    It's also worth looking up local transport. LHR spend a fortune subsidising local buses and has reliable services from quite a wide surrounding area.

    Best of luck

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    Look at perhaps a convenient to you tube station, and get the train in

    Have a gander at Hatton Cross - all buses from there to the airport are free
    Approach from A30, looking at Google Street view, it doesn't seem to have a height barrier & some of the bays look as if you could overhang a longer vehicle
    Google Street View

    or another "crazy" idea would be to drop your OH off at T5 and then just perambulate around the perimeter road at 30mph until you get the signal that grandkids had been signed for... Yes you'd use a bit of juice, but no extortionate parking fees!

    Lots of people seem to park on verges on the approach roads but I have no idea how often they attract the attention of plod.
     
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    What about going to a pub have a bite to eat and ask if it's OK to leave the van there for an hour or two, then get a taxi or bus.
    We were dropping my daughter off last week we went to the White Hart in Harlington for lunch they have a big car park.
     
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    Thanks For all the Suggestions However it now appears that their Dad is going to bring them over. And I have to go out to sell the R-V. so we are looking at Me accompanying them back.

    Thanks again

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    If it is over 3,5T then it just qualifies as it is 2006 & you'd be classed as a lorry or heavy specialist vehicle for LEZ purposes.Under you'd be classed as a motor caravan or ambulance .
     
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    Hi
    I lurk just outside Heathrow, Stanwell area would be good for you going to T5 particularly near Vermulens garden centre, plenty of on street parking of all sizes. In fact you can park in Vermulens and pose as a customer looking at the flowers and other things for a little while.
    I keep an eye on the terminal arrivals on my mobile and then once the plane has landed give it 20-30 mins to allow for baggage and customs. I then pop to the terminal pickup. I always use the 'Drop off' I can generally last for about 5-10 mins before being moved on but then I just go around the block a few times until who I'm picking up is at the drop off point. Never paid for parking at LHR.

    Best regards
     
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