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Heathrow T5 offers 'best airport shopping in Britain'

Thu, 08 Jan, 2009

Terminal 5 at London Heathrow Airport offers the best airport shopping in the country, according to retail guru Mary Portas.

Writing for the Telegraph, she said the UK can be "proud" of the shopping and dining experience at T5, which she gave a four out of five star rating.

With 112 outlets in total, navigating the terminal is not easy, she noted. However, there is plenty of choice for those will time to kill before their flight.

She said there are a wide range of shops selling items such as clothing, cosmetics, souvenirs, electricals, food and wine and duty-free.

"The beauty hall impressed me, anchored by a gorgeous Chanel concession selling the house's entire range of cosmetics, sunglasses and skincare," Ms Portas wrote.

In terms of food, one of the best restaurants is Gordon Ramsay's Plane Food, she claimed, insisting it has "transformed" airport dining.

London Heathrow Airport plans to invest £6.2 billion over the next decade for the rebuilding and refurbishing of existing terminals.

Joe Evans

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