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Public showers in Heathrow T1 and T3 -- experiences?

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Old October 9th, 2003, 04:17 PM
David Ing
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Default Public showers in Heathrow T1 and T3 -- experiences?

I've been reading in various other postings that there are public
showers available at Heathrow Airport. (The most recent one appears
to be in alt.travel.uk.air in March 2002). It seems that showers are
free, but I can get a towel at the Information Centre for a pound or

Could someone with recent experiences please refresh us. (There was
some discussion about construction going on).

(1) Are public showers still available in T1 and T3?

(2) Are the facilities better in T3 than T1? (I assume that I'll have
to clear immigration first, and then enter the T3 airside mall).

(3) Is there a way to store or hang hand luggage so it doesn't get wet
while I take the shower (and don't have to worry about things getting

I'm going to flying from Canada arriving in Heathrow Terminal 3, and
transferring over to Heathrow Terminal 1, with a four hour connection.
I'm pretty sure that I have enough time to get a shower, if I don't
make mistakes along the way.
Old October 10th, 2003, 12:07 PM
David Ing
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Default Public showers in Heathrow T1 and T3 -- experiences?

I received a confirmation (from a party who I assume likes to remain
anonymous) that the T3 showers still existed, when he used them in
September 2003. He described them as adequate.

He also said:

There's plenty of room to keep your dry things dry. You enter a

enlarged public toilet and lock the door behind you.

The only real problem I faced using the facility was the total and

lack of anyone to rent me a towel (the advertised rate was 1.5
pounds), and
the total and utter lack of anyone else in the airport to care about
I ended up purchasing a small bar towel for 5 pounds at one of the
souvenier shops which proved to be just barely adequate. Now, I do
travel without it! Be sure to bring some flip-flops to wear in the

I guess that I'll be packing my own towel! I'll take an old one, so I
don't have to carry a wet one around.

Does anyone have any information on the showers in T1? [I'm now less
than 12 hours from leaving for the airport!]

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