Less than a 10-minute drive from the airport, Best Western London Heathrow Ariel Hotel provides the ideal stopover for holidaymakers and business travelers alike. This unique ring-shaped hotel – the first to be built at Heathrow – was opened by the Her Majesty The Queen in December 1960. There's short and long-stay onsite parking available with Park, Stay and Go options, and you can catch the Hoppa Bus airport shuttle service from outside the hotel. All our 184 modern air-conditioned rooms come with double glazing and blackout curtains to help you get a good night's sleep before your flight or meeting. They also have invigorating power showers, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and on-demand movies. Some rooms also come with runway views and our executive rooms have bathrobes, slippers and Bluetooth sound systems. We have spaces for meetings and training sessions, and you can relax in the contemporary bar and restaurant while watching the spectacular sight of planes coming in to land. If you have some spare time for sightseeing or entertainment, there's plenty to see and do in the area within a 30-minute drive. Thorpe Park and Legoland Windsor are brilliant fun for families, while at Windsor Castle you can have a nosy around the state apartments. At Twickenham Stadium, just 5 miles away, revel in the atmosphere of an international rugby match or take a stadium tour. If you're heading into Central London, hop on the Heathrow Express.