Can anyone recommend a valet parking service at Heathrow? We're travelling to US from Terminal 5, with a 6yr old and 4 yr old and I'll be 30wks pregnant, so wanted to make getting to airport/parking as easy as possible for ourselves.
Did you have to wait long for them to bring your car when you arrived back? A friend used one company (can't remember which one), who made them wait nearly an hour for their car at 4am, with a screaming toddler! They kept phoning the valet parking company who kept telling them their car was on its way. Want to avoid anything like that, so thought I should get some recommendations.
No, you ring them as soon as you land (tell them you have no bags to collect even if you have) and they're nearly always there before you get out of the airport. I've had horrific waits with other companies though
I have used several different ones and I have never had a problem with any of them. You can usually find voucher codes too. I always go on a parking comparison website (try Moneysupermarket) before I choose which company to use but be careful as sometimes the advertised price isnt the one you end up paying as some dont show the airport charge until you have got the the point of nearly entering in you credit card details.
It is worth every penny. Its wonderful to leave your car right outside the terminal and saves hours, and when you get back and are tired it is bliss not to go trekking off on a bus to find your car.
Purple Parking here too! If you arrive at T5 you don't even have to ring them as they have accurate arrivals information and T5 luggage can arrive very quickly.
When you arrive, you go fast track into the short stay car park, leave the car with them removing any house keys from the car key ring, then go over the bridge straight into T5. Could not be easier and we have only waited once for the car upon our return. This is once out of many, many years of using them.