With the winter weather setting in and 2013 drawing to a close, it’s time to start looking forward to next summer and to think about planning summer holidays.

With increased competition between regional airports and the growth of international airports it’s important for flagship airports like Heathrow to keep improving and expanding passengers travel experiences.

With this in mind the opening of Heathrow’s terminal two in June 2014 will have to impress. The queen’s Terminal as it will be called is expected to be an extraordinary light and spacious area, designed to enhance the travel experience of passengers. Airside passengers will be for the first time able to visit two very British and unique experiences in the shape of John Lewis and the Michelin starred, self taught chef Heston Blumenthal

John Lewis will open their smallest store which will showcase their very British own brands. Once through the usual security checks passengers can buy the uniquely British stores fashion, home-ware and gifts. Having an outlet at Heathrow, hopefully will mean the store will be able to reach a more international audience.

Passengers travel expectations are continuing to rise especially with the introduction of restaurants like Gordon Ramsey’s Plane Food at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 and Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant at Gatwick. Heston and his team are relishing the challenge of providing high quality traditional British classics with Heston’s unique spin. Blumenthal was eager to say that the menu will reflect British eccentricity.

There off course will be plenty of other great restaurants and bars available with seven of them having views of the airfield. The £2.5 billion terminal will be home to several international airlines including Virgin Atlantic, SAS Scandinavian, Deutsche, TAP Portugal and Lufthansa to name a few, so start planning your 2014 getaway now and fly the flag with Heston and good old John Lewis.