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Demolished mansion house’s cellars in Cranford Park to open to the public
Demolished mansion house’s cellars in Cranford Park to open to the public

Demolished mansion house’s cellars in Cranford Park to open to the public

A series of huge vaulted cellars under a demolished mansion house just to the north of Heathrow Airport are to be opened up to the public as part of plans to improve the parklands around them.

Aug
05
2020
Heathrow’s Victorian era prison cell
Heathrow’s Victorian era prison cell

Heathrow’s Victorian era prison cell

Long before Heathrow was runways and hotels, it offered accommodation of a very different sort - an overnight prison cell right in the centre of the village.

Dec
08
2017
Huge underground space to be dug under West London farmland
Huge underground space to be dug under West London farmland

Huge underground space to be dug under West London farmland

A large plot of farmland near Heathrow Airport is to be turned into a vast subterranean city, with a public park on the top.

Jul
07
2017
Unused station platforms could be opened for Heathrow rail link
Unused station platforms could be opened for Heathrow rail link

Unused station platforms could be opened for Heathrow rail link

Two unused platforms at an underground station could come into use, if a proposed new rail link to Heathrow Airport is approved.

Feb
07
2015
This Saturday — test Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal Building
This Saturday — test Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal Building

This Saturday — test Heathrow Airport’s new Terminal Building

As the new Terminal 2 prepares to open later this year, they have been carrying out tests with members of the general public pretending to be a passenger.

May
13
2014
Vintage Tube Train Trip Along the Piccadilly Line
Vintage Tube Train Trip Along the Piccadilly Line

Vintage Tube Train Trip Along the Piccadilly Line

The Transport Museum is running another of their occasional vintage tube train trips next month, and managed to secure access down to Heathrow Airport again.

Aug
24
2013
A trip in Heathrow’s driverless transit system
A trip in Heathrow’s driverless transit system

A trip in Heathrow’s driverless transit system

A purpose-built private "railway" carrying passengers from the Business car park direct to the Terminal Building, and rather than a conventional multi-carriage train, give each user/family their own private carriage.

Aug
26
2012

Aircraft over London at night

Living in Docklands, I can lie in bed and watch planes going to/from City Airport, and if working in the living room watch planes heading towards Heathrow. So, I was quite interested to see that the chaps (and chapesses) over

Nov
13
2008

A380 starts regular flights to Heathrow

Reading in The Times today that the Airbus A380 is going to make its first commercial flight in and out of Heathrow on the afternoon of March 18th. Will I run over with my camera? You bet ya! Now, do

Feb
01
2008

London Eye – Traffic Lights

Got back from lunch and noticed from the living room window that the London Eye is is randomly lighting up the passenger pods. As planes fly almost in a direct line over the London Eye when coming in to land

Jan
20
2008

A morning at Heathrow Terminal 5

I spent the morning pretending to be a passenger at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 so that they can test their services with “live people”. Today was apparently their first big test, with some 2,000 members of the public turning up to

Dec
01
2007