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Heathrow Airport

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See page B379 for information about country roads that existed until 1944 where the airport is now.
Heathrow Airport
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Airport roads and radar tower - Geograph - 581463.jpg
These are the Airport roads and radar tower in the older part of Heathrow Airport
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M4, M25, A4, A30, A3113
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Hammersmith • Harrow • Hounslow • Slough • Staines • Watford
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Heathrow Airport is the world's fourth busiest airport, the busiest airport for international flights and by far the busiest in Europe. It was built at the latter end of World War 2 to be a civilian airport and grew quickly to be London's major airport. Despite efforts such as Gatwick Airport and various plans to build an airport in the Thames Estuary, Heathrow has been expanded several times, most notably with Terminal 5, which required the widening of the M25 between the M3 and M4, as well as a motorway spur to the new terminal. Plan exist for a third runway, which would put the M25 in a tunnel, add a collector-distributor set-up between junction 15 and a radically reworked junction 14.

Heathrow is also a major Primary Destination. It is the only Primary Destination other than London in Greater London that is typically signed from outside the M25.


The Airport proper is surrounded by Perimeter Roads (Northern, Western, Southern, Eastern) and other roads mostly begin with directional letters or 'C' for Central.

  • N: Nene Road, Northwood Road, Northolt Road, Newton Road, Nelson Road, Newbury Road, Nettleton Road, Neptune Road, Newall Road, Northrop Road
  • E: Eastchurch Road, Elgin Crescent, Enfield Road, Esher Crescent, Ely Road, Epsom Square, Envoy Avenue, Electra Avenue, Eagle Road, Elmdon Road, Earhart Way, Exeter Way
  • S: Sheffield Way, Swansea Road, Shrewsbury Road, Snowdon Road, Scarborough Road, Swindon Road, Stratford Road, Seven Seas Road, Sealand Road, Stansted Road, Southampton Road, Shoreham Road, Stranraer Way, Seaford Road, Sandringham Road
  • W: Woodcock Close, Whittle Road, Windsor Close, Wallis Road, Walrus Road, Wellington Road, Wayfarer Road, Wildcat Road, Widgeon Road, Wentworth Drive, Wilber Road, Warneford Road, Wasp Road, Wirra Way, Wagtail Road, Windsock Way
  • C: Calshot Way, Croydon Road, Cranwell Road, Cromer Road, Cheddar Road, Courtney Way, Courtney Road, Camberley Road, Chipstead Road, Canberra Road, Cambourne Road, Cambourne Close, Cambourne Crescent, Chester Road, Contrail Way, Cessna Way, Constellation Way, Cosmopolitan Way, Clipper Way, Cayley Road, Condor Way, Cloud Way, Control Tower Road


Heathrow has several major road tunnels, though only the Heathrow Tunnel is open to the public. The Cargo Tunnel used to be, though now isn't. The Heathrow Airside Road Tunnel requires going through passport control and security to use.


Route To Notes


Central London, Hammersmith, Hayes


The WEST, Reading, Slough


Oxford, Watford, Stansted Airport, (M40, M1, M11)


Staines, Gatwick Airport, Dartford (M3, M23, M20)


(M4), Slough


Central London, Hayes, Harrow, Hounslow


(M25), Staines


Central London, Hounslow


Simpson, Uxbridge, Yiewsley, Stockley Park




West Drayton, Harmondsworth


Staines, Stanwell


(M25), Datchet

Named Junction

Image Name Classified Road(s) Grid Reference More Info Map
Photo-required.png Beacon Road Roundabout Beacon Road / Southern Perimeter Road TQ074742
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Photo-required.png Clockhouse Roundabout A30 / A315 / B3003 / Bedfont Road TQ074742
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Photo-required.png Colnbrook Interchange M4 / M25 TQ045784
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Photo-required.png Concord Roundabout M4 Spur / A4 / Heathrow Tunnel TQ073770
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Photo-required.png Enfield Road Roundabout Eastchurch Road / Eastern Perimeter Road / Northern Perimeter Road TQ093764
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Photo-required.png Envoy Roundabout Cranford Lane / Eastern Perimeter Road / Envoy Avenue TQ097756
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Photo-required.png Harlington Corner A4 / A437 / Hatton Road North TQ087769
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Photo-required.png Hatton Cross A30 / Faggs Road / Hatton Road South TQ096753
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Photo-required.png Hatton Cross Roundabout Eastchurch Road / Envoy Avenue / Southern Perimeter Road / Viscount Way TQ096755 Magic Roundabout
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Photo-required.png Heathrow Interchange M4 / M4 Spur TQ073786
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Photo-required.png Longford Roundabout A3044 / Bath Road TQ046766
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Photo-required.png Moor Junction A4 / A3044 TQ047771
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Photo-required.png Nene Road Roundabout East Ramp / Nene Road TQ077768
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Photo-required.png Newport Road Gyratory Newbury Road / Newport Road / Northern Perimeter Road / West Ramp TQ070768
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Photo-required.png Poyle Interchange A3113 / M25 / T5 Spur TQ037759
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Photo-required.png Stanwell Moor Roundabout A3044 / A3113 / Southern Perimeter Road TQ046749
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Photo-required.png Terminal 4 Roundabout A30 / Southern Perimeter Road / Terminal 4 TQ082743
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Photo-required.png Terminal 5 Roundabout M25 Spur / Terminal 5 / Western Perimeter Road TQ046761
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Photo-required.png Waggoners Roundabout A4 / A312 TQ108766
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Photo-required.png Western Perimeter Road Roundabout Southern Perimeter Road / Western Perimeter Road TQ050747
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