Heathrow has scooped the prestigious ‘Best Airport Shopping’ at this year’s Skytrax World Airport Awards.

The awards ceremony, held in Amsterdam last week (14 March), is an annual event honouring airport excellence in a number of fields, and Heathrow’s retail prowess was rewarded for the eighth consecutive year. Last year, Heathrow opened new personal shopping lounges in Terminals 2 and 5, a Harry Potter shop, and a blow dry bar in Terminal 5. Heathrow now has over 400 luxury brands based at the airport, along with two restaurants run by Michelin-starred chefs.

Heathrow’s CEO John Holland-Kaye said: “Our team is constantly striving to deliver the best airport service in the world, and I am delighted to get such a strong endorsement from the people whose opinion matters most – our passengers. We will continue to improve by investing in better connecting journeys, offering a more personalised and friendly service, and welcoming exciting new retail and hotel options.”