Heathrow Terminal 2 Closes Today

By Hazel Last edited 104 months ago
Heathrow Terminal 2 Closes Today

Heathrow Terminal 2 is closing down today to make way for a major new state of the art building. Terminal 2 is the original terminal of Heathrow, and has seen several hundred million passengers come and go. Regardless of the fuss around T5, the third runway and novelty climate change protests, it's quite an occasion to have the last people check in and the last flights take off from what was originally known as the Europa building, and this deserves a little sentimental song. The best tune for this is one plucked from somewhere over the rainbow...

Somewhere just beyond Southall

Big planes land

At a place that's named Heathrow

Especially at Terminal 2.

It's due a brand new building

For 2014

So today it shuts down 'til then

And all flights will go to T4

It opened 1955

The Queen came to the ceremony

To bless it.

The Beatles, Royals, Sinatra too

Monroe, Paltrow, 8 million a year

All passed through there.

Some time in the near future

When work's complete

We'll judge how good the upgrade is

By how long the queues can be.

The last flight to land here today

Is Air France, from Paris...

... then goodnight, au revoir.

Last Updated 23 November 2009


.. and another bit of London goes the way so many others have in the face of progress, or whatever it gets called these days (crossrail?).

Can only hope that the new building will be a lot better then losing such an original.


any original charm was long lost, sadly, she must have been quite a looker in her youth but fashion was hard on her...

New building will be like a T5 de ja vu - not that I'm complaining.