Some people love the airport experience – because, once you’ve checked in and made it through airport security, your holiday has officially begun. However, others may see an airport as a means to an end, annoyed at the limited shops and bars on offer.
Whatever your views on the airport experience, you cannot deny the following airports are pretty amazing. Let’s take a look at the 5 best airports in the UK…
1. Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport is ideal for those who crave that first beer at an airport’s bar. Whether your flight is delayed or you are just looking for a fun way to pass the time, you will be spoilt for choice by the number of fun things to do.
Not only can you shop ‘til you drop at the many duty free stores, but you can take your pick from the airport’s many restaurants and bars. If you’re travelling with all the family, there will be something for everyone in Terminal 2, which offers a fantastic play area and an Aviation Education Centre.
2. London Heathrow
London is the capital city of England – so it had to go big, right? Well, it has certainly done just that, because what other airport do you know that offers a Harrods store in Terminals 1, 3 and 4. You can also chill in a luxury lounge, splash the cash at the many duty free stores, add to the holiday weight at the various restaurants and bars, and you can even grab a quick wash in the shower facilities.
3. East Midlands
Travelling can be stressful at times, right? That’s why East Midlands Airport can alleviate all the tension in the form of their relaxing massage chairs. Another way to indulge is to buy yourself something pretty at the duty free stores or eat ‘til your hearts content at the onsite restaurants. Whether you’re travelling with children or big kids, head on over to Sceptre Leisure, which is a gaming arcade, offering all sorts of fun for all ages.
4. Bristol Airport
If you dream of sipping that first ice cold beer at an airport bar, you will want to head to Bristol Airport, which is renowned for its varied range of local draughts. The kids can also eat for free at Dexters restaurant, and you can even warm up a baby’s bottles at Bar 9 Zero, which will help control those cute little cries on-board a plane – making the travel experience a lot more pleasurable for Mum and Dad.
You don’t have to experience or the buzz and business of Stansted Airport, if you don’t want to. You can simply escape the bustling crowd at Servisair lounge to enjoy your tipple of choice in comfort. Connecting to loved ones whilst you travel is easy, as Stansted offers fast internet. Combined with duty-free stores, souvenirs shops and plenty of restaurants and bars, you’ll want to spend the remainder of your holiday in the airport.