London Heathrow Airport

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London Heathrow Airport or Heathrow is a major international airport serving London. It is also the busiest international airport in the world.

Aviation Enthusiast Scheme

In conjunction with the Metropolitan Police, Heathrow & London City Airports, Heathrow Airport Watch, was set up by SO18 Aviation Security in November 2008 encompasses both Heathrow & London City & recognises the key part aviation enthusiasts have to play in keeping both airports safe & that they are a valued part of the airport community.

The scheme provides members with a specially designed identity card, lanyard & card holder which should be worn at all times whilst enthusiasts are engaged in their hobby at Heathrow & London City Airports. It allows genuine enthusiasts to be easily identified by police and security teams at each airport.

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Renaissance Hotel

Located in a perfect spot, along the side of runway 27R, this hotel, although not cheap, does afford some great views of arriving and departing aircraft.

Room 1196, located on the first floor, and 3196, located on the 3rd floor, both have excellent views, as will many others located along the same side. There is also a Club Lounge on the 3rd floor which offers a panoramic view of the airport.

Although room rates during the week are very high, there are often special weekend reduced rates available with the aircraft enthusiast/spotter in mind. Benefits include guaranteed view of the airport.

Hotel information courtesy of Paul Williams

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