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ghibbett

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I'm going to be leaving my car at Heathrow airport for a couple of weeks over Christmas. Ideally I want the car to be in a multi storey carpark i.e. shielded from the elements. What I do not want is one of those places that park your car for you - I'll choose my parking space and drive my car, thank you. So what do people recommend? smile

durbster

3,760 posts

107 months

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Some hotels offer parking for not much more than the room. I've just booked two weeks away myself that way because there wasn't much difference between that and the car parking fees. Arguably not as secure though.

A leftfield suggestion: there are people around the airport who offer space on their driveways for not much money. A mate of mine did it and was very happy with it all. I just can't remember the name of the website that organised it.

FiF

23,401 posts

136 months

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Which terminal?

ClaphamGT3

4,301 posts

128 months

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Friday 12th October 2012 quote quote all
Q Park on Bath Road.

ghibbett

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1,350 posts

70 months

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Terminal 3
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jmorgan

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169 months

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We stayed at a hotel that you could leave the car, it worked out cheaper than the main terminal parking (we had to overnight anyway). Only problem was the bird poo on the car when we got back. It did leave a mark if you look closly, we were not too worried about that though. If you value your paint work, maybe not unless they are going to kep it clean for you....

Fas1975

875 posts

49 months

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Pre book your parking. If you do it now directly via the BAA website, it'll actually be quite reasonable, it will give you options, including the main terminal. I do it every time I know more than 7 days in advance if I'm travelling. It's not the cheapest, but the pre-booking saving is significant.

tubbystu

3,845 posts

145 months

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ghibbett said:
Ideally I want the car to be in a multi storey carpark i.e. shielded from the elements.
There are very few multi-storey car parks at Heathrow. IIRC only the short term car parks are multi's. BAA website suggests £230 for 14 days across Chrimbo.

For two weeks wouldn't a cab be cheaper ?

scratchchin or a hire car you can happily dump in the cheapest parking slot without concern.....


Edited by tubbystu on Saturday 13th October 10:47

TEKNOPUG

9,792 posts

90 months

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What sort of car is it?

Bluequay

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103 months

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It's not a multi-storey but for terminal 3 we normally use the NCP. It's about 100 yards from the roundabout with the A380 replica. Booked in advance we got 25 days in November for just under £100. You park the car yourself and keep the keys!! Buses every 10 mins or so.

blueg33

13,371 posts

109 months

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I use a luxury car company, a chauferred A8 from cheltenhamn to heatrow and pick up on return costs the same as parking, but is much more convenient.

Owner of the company is on PH - dilligaf


audidoody

6,391 posts

141 months

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IF you live within 45 miles of LHR try http://www.british-airport-transfers.co.uk/quote-r... They are usually not much different to a weeks parking.

FiF

23,401 posts

136 months

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ghibbett said:
Terminal 3
Ah, Terminal 3, bummer, personally I always use the BAA car parks, except those for terminal 3, where for some reason I've had a few door pings in there so stopped using them and went back to the car parks on the Northern perimeter, which are open air.

Sorry no particular recommendations other than those already mentioned, but agree with your desire not to use valet type outfits.

Noticing someone recommended chauffeur services from West Midlands area we have tended to use http://www.thepeoplecarriers.ltd.uk/

Reliable if not cheap. Apologies for not being more help.

ghibbett

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1,350 posts

70 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
Thanks to all for the replies.

The problem with a chauffeur service is that we're not driving from home, but a good suggestion otherwise.

groak

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64 months

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miln0039

2,007 posts

43 months

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groak said:
Another possibility:


http://heathrow-cottages.co.uk/
Any experience with these guys? I like this as an idea...

groak

3,254 posts

64 months

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miln0039 said:
Any experience with these guys? I like this as an idea...
Only 2nd hand I'm afraid....but apparently very good.

tonyvid

8,835 posts

128 months

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Wednesday 17th October 2012 quote quote all
Why not just take one of your non-PH cars, they'll be fine outside for 2 weeks!

miln0039

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43 months

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groak said:
miln0039 said:
Any experience with these guys? I like this as an idea...
Only 2nd hand I'm afraid....but apparently very good.
They get a good press on TripAdvisor....just seems a very convenient way to park ones car whilst using Heathrow...

psgcarey

391 posts

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ClaphamGT3 said:
Q Park on Bath Road.
+1


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