Sleeping inside or in nearby hotels (LHR)

Possibility to spend the night at London Heathrow airport (LHR), if open 24 hours. Services available, places to rest (free resting zones), or look for the list of nearby hotels and vip lounges.

Overnight layover guide. Sleeping facilities in the public zone or boarding area

Please note that some published services and schedules may be subject to change. If the idea is to spend the night in the public area, consider a plan B in case the stay inside the airport is only allowed for those who are about to board.
London Heathrow airport (LHR)

Spending the night at the airport

If you have an early morning flight or a connecting flight with a long layover, London Heathrow airport offers facilities that make it possible for you to stay overnight without having to book a hotel outside the grounds. All terminals remain open 24 hours a day and are connected to each other by buses.

Where to rest

In Terminal 2, there are numerous comfortable seats, but even late at night it is very bright and noisy, so it is advisable to have an eye mask and earplugs. In the boarding area of ​​Terminal 3, you can find lounge chairs, but keep in mind that the security staff could ask you to move. As for Terminal 4, the public area has more comfortable options for spending the night; there is even a café that opens around the clock where you can stay if you buy something. For Terminal 5, benches without armrests are available on the second floor, next to the G area. If you want to take a shower or be in a more private and comfortable area, all terminals have VIP lounges. The only problem is they close at night. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels in terminals 3, 4 and 5 and several alternatives in the vicinity.


All terminals have left-luggage services, but they work from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm. Therefore, if your flight leaves very early in the morning, you will probably have to spend the night with your bags.

Eating and drinking

There are coffee shops open 24 hours a day inside all terminals.


Showers are available in many of the VIP lounges.


The airport has free and unlimited access. There are also AC power plugs and USB ports to recharge mobile devices.

Other services available around the clock

ATMs, baby changing facilities.

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Nearby Hotels

The Aerotel London is situated in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 3, while the Hilton London Heathrow Airport is connected to Terminal 4 through a covered walkway. The Sofitel London Heathrow is linked to Terminal 5. In the Arrivals area of every terminal and at the enclosure's metro station (between terminals 2 and 3), there are reservation counters.

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow (0.2 km/0.1 miles)
Rennaissance London Heathrow Hotel (1.1 km/0.7 miles)
Ibis Styles London Heathrow Airport (1.2 km/0.7 miles)
Radisson RED London Heathrow (1.2 km/0.7 miles)
Leonardo Hotel London Heathrow Airport (1.2 km/0.7 miles)

Latest updates: May 28, 2023

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