Video of two idiots racing across Heathrow Airport by public transport. Lights out away we go!

A few days ago I wrote an extensive review about Holiday Inn London – Heathrow Ariel. I was spending the night there to meet my good friend Kevin the next day for an impromptu trip to Madrid. Part of our plan was to have a race using the Heathrow Free Travel Zone which Kevin wrote about here.

As I have a family home in London the only three ways I had ever travelled to and from Heathrow was by car, by Heathrow Express/Connect or by Piccadilly Line on the tube. But being an investigative type I had to find out how the Free Travel Zone worked for myself…though I had no idea which would be the best option. But we were determined not to use the Heathrow Hoppa which takes the long way round like this:


After a bit of editing here's our little feature about it. And since it's my first ever foray in film making, there's a lot to improve…but we all start somewhere I guess!

Without giving away too much of the video…I was actually surprised by how close our chosen methods were. And given that the Heathrow Hoppa bus for the Holiday Inn I was staying at takes a rather circuitous route and charges £5 for that pleasure, I would class this as a genuine travel tip for those visiting London.

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Tim Lai is a Chartered Engineer and a typical nerd who analyses every travel deal, travel hack and is one of the world's leading travel experts. He has travelled to around 90 countries and also speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin. He has been featured on the likes of CNN, BBC and also broader websites websites like Nomad Capitalist for his deep knowledge of EU travel laws. An accredited journalist, he is happy to speak to other journalists who need expertise on travel topics.

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