Whether departing or arriving, Heathrow is the undisputed gateway for travel. A place that is often the start and end of many Gentry adventures, Heathrow is much more than an airport. This is best shown by the words of Young People’s Laureate for London, Caleb Femi in his poem titled A Tale of Modern Britain.

The thought provoking words of Caleb show Heathrow as a place of cultural importance and for us and an often underrated fact is that it is in itself a style destination.

From Reiss to IWC, spread along terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5, the airport has a selection of shops that cater to the discerning Gent with anything and everything from clothing and accessories to fragrances, all discounted from usual retail prices.

To make the shopping experience easier, customers can book a personal shopper 48 hours before travelling. The personal shopper will call for a consultation, to discuss clothing preferences and budget. On the day, after security, you’ll meet to be guided through a pre arranged shopping plan to make most of the time.

Personal shopper aside, there are a variety of options to make shopping in Heathrow seamless; if you already know what you want, you can reserve beforehand and collect when there. Meanwhile, items can also be collected on the return leg to Heathrow or simply delivered to a U.K. home address.

It goes without saying that we could spend many hours browsing in Heathrow. So, with a variety of style and accessories to choose from, we’ve pinpointed our top 5 Heathrow duty free picks.

Reiss Mansion Polo Shirt

This merino wool polo from Reiss is a favourite. Pair this with white or other light trousers and holiday in style.Paul Smith Simmons Loafers

Holiday is the time for exuberance. The Simmons tassel loafers certainly fit the bill for smart and casual occasions alike.

Baume & Mercier Classima

Every Gentleman deserves to own a classic watch. If you’re looking to treat yourself while in Heathrow, look no further than the Classima by Swiss watch makers Baume and Mercier. The Classima has elegance in abundance.

Ray-Ban Round Sunglasses

Whether it’s work or pleasure, if you’re heading into the sun then a refined pair of shades are essential. These oval sunglasses exude a sense of cool and class.

Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir

Distinct and sensual, we love an Oud fragrance. If you do too, look no further than Oud Noir from Versace.

Whether it’s for work or pleasure, Heathrow’s style and shopping options add an extra layer of comfort and enjoyment to travel. Not only is Heathrow the gateway to travel, it is the Gentry certified gateway to style.