We landed at Heathrow at 8.45 pm last night and caught a bus to the Ibis on Bath Road. It was still daylight! We caught a bus to the hotel, walked a little and checked in. So simple and so easily achieved despite the antics of “Mad Max” the bus driver who threw the double-decker around corners as if she were driving a mini. Perhaps in another life she was a stunt double for Mel Gibson … NOT!
The airport turned out to be just a stone’s throw away from the hotel. It is hard to see, but in the photo above, there is a plane taxiing along a runway, which is partially hidden by the tops of the trees and there is a plane in the space between the trees and the red brick building.
Heathrow is such a busy place! What an understatement! There were people everywhere – and all of us on the move to one place or another. There were buses everywhere and going everywhere, too. There were tourist coaches parked at the hotel. The world of Heathrow is infested with tourists … and we were just two, wanting to get to Oxford as soon as possible.