Competent Caster Wannabe
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: the Upper Midwest
I didn't read this thread until now, but I can help. First off, there are some good pubs in Heathrow. If you want to "strech your legs" and visit a real British pub you can. Take the Heathrow Express from the airport into Paddington Station, there is a very good pub in the station itself. It is called The Mad Bishop and Bear, and can be reached by an escalator that you see very clearly inside the station. It has good beer (London Pride) and very good bangers and mash (sausage and mashed potatoes).
Note that the fare for the Heathrow Express train round trip will be about $50. It takes about 15 minutes from the airport into Paddington Station, so it is very fast and easy to do. Giving the timing, you will have perhaps an hour to spend before having to go back to Heathrow for your flight. Remember if you are traveling outside the UK you need to be back to Heathrow two hours before your scheduled departure. Nonetheless, this will give you a chance to enjoy a couple of pints and soak in Britain.
Hope that this helps,
Last edited by David Dornblaser; 05-22-2008 at 09:52 AM.