PistonHeads.com Forum

Heathrow Parking for 2 weeks - multi storey?

Heathrow Parking for 2 weeks - multi storey?

Author
Discussion

ghibbett

Original Poster:

1,641 posts

92 months

Friday 12th October 2012
quotequote all
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

4,813 posts

129 months

Friday 12th October 2012
quotequote all
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

28,198 posts

158 months

Friday 12th October 2012
quotequote all
Which terminal?

ClaphamGT3

5,242 posts

150 months

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

ghibbett

Original Poster:

1,641 posts

92 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
quotequote all
Terminal 3
Advertisement

jmorgan

25,013 posts

191 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
quotequote all
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

1,233 posts

71 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
quotequote all
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

3,846 posts

167 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
quotequote all
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

11,772 posts

112 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
quotequote all
What sort of car is it?

Bluequay

1,636 posts

125 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
quotequote all
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

16,870 posts

131 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
quotequote all
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

7,630 posts

163 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
quotequote all
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

28,198 posts

158 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
quotequote all
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

Original Poster:

1,641 posts

92 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
quotequote 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

3,254 posts

86 months

Monday 15th October 2012
quotequote all

miln0039

2,012 posts

65 months

Tuesday 16th October 2012
quotequote all
groak said:
Another possibility:


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

groak

3,254 posts

86 months

Tuesday 16th October 2012
quotequote all
miln0039 said:
Any experience with these guys? I like this as an idea...
Only 2nd hand I'm afraid....but apparently very good.

tonyvid

9,048 posts

150 months

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

miln0039

2,012 posts

65 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
quotequote all
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

435 posts

69 months

Thursday 18th October 2012
quotequote all
ClaphamGT3 said:
Q Park on Bath Road.
+1