Fashion icon Laura Bailey unveils Heathrow’s new look Terminal 5
Fortnum & Mason open world’s first airport bar along with new luxury brands including Luis Vuitton, Rolex and Cartier
The world’s first airport bar has opened at Heathrow giving an elevated airport eating and drinking experience to passengers at Terminal 5.
The Fortnum & Mason bar, located beside its newly opened shop which sells a selection of products from the flagship Piccadilly store, is open from the first flight to the last departing flight.
For thirsty travellers there’s a choice of champagne, fine wines, cocktails including favourite Rose of Mary and Fortnum’s famous tea selection as well as the chance to indulge in some posh nosh dishes including shellfish, caviar and its iconic Welsh rarebit (rabbit) served up on a toastie with tomato compote and eggs drumkilbo.
On Wednesday (Jan 14) fashion icon Laura Bailey launched the renovated T5 with the opening of other luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Rolex and Bottega Veneta following 18 months of development and more than £40 million investment.
In celebration the model took on the role as Heathrow’s official ‘Style Hunter’ spotting fashionable passengers at the terminal.
She said: “Starting my travels at Heathrow is always a pleasurable experience.
“The airport has an excellent selection of luxury brands and houses some of my favourite designers.
“Heathrow’s Terminal 5 is one of my favourite retail destinations in the world.
“With the likes of Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Burberry and Dior, pre-flight retail therapy has never been more exciting.
“Heathrow’s Terminal 5 is a great venue to hunt down some of the world’s most stylish travellers. With so many fashion forward people travelling daily, it’s no surprise that the airport attracts the world’s biggest and best luxury brands.”
For five years in a row T5 has been voted best airport for shopping and for three years the world’s best airport terminal.
Andrew Crawley, British Airways’ chief commercial officer, added: “Our travellers are very discerning, appreciate good design and want to make the most of their time and money – it’s why they fly with British Airways in the first place.
“Being able to pick up a little something from these exclusive brands as part of their flying experience is a real bonus.”