Spotting planes is the best thing you can do at LHR
. Hatton Cross is a good spot for 27L arrivals/take-offs. The fence near the grassy area near the BA
east base area is good for 09L/27R is an ideal place for landings. To get to Hatton Cross take the Piccadilly line eastbound from T3
to Hatton Cross station. Come out of the station and turn left onto the bus stand, from here walk over the footbridge, cross the road and keep walking. To your left will usually be BA
planes parked there, keep walking until you reach the roundabout, go straigh past the roundabout until you reach the fenced off grassy area. This spot is only good if 09L is used for landings. Otherwise turn right when you come out of the station and walk down the perimetre road for a few hundred yards until you reach a small grassy field. This is the end of Myrtle avenue, good for both landings and take-offs from 27L.