Heathrow’s Terminal 2 is reopening on June 4 this year after being completely demolished in 2009.
It was first opened, as the Europa Building at what was then known as London Airport, in 1955 by a young Queen Elizabeth II. In the years that followed the airport counted plenty of glamorous passengers among its clientele.
1. Seating in the Europa building, now called Terminal 2, 1950s.
2. The Heathrow Air Traffic Control Tower, 1955.
3. Entrance to public post office, 1955.
4. Hungarian-American actress Zsa Zsa Gabor arrives at Heathrow, 1956.
5. Restaurant and cafeteria, 1950s.
6. Fortes Duty Free shop, 1950s.
7. Marilyn Monroe with her husband, playwright Arthur Miller, 1956.
8. Fortes snack bar, 1950s.
9. Fortes snack bar, 1950s.
10. Cocktail bar, 1950s.
11. Fortes Grill and Griddle restaurant, 1950s.
12. Fortes Grill and Griddle restaurant, 1950s.
13. Elizabeth Taylor and husband, film producer Mike Todd, arriving at Heathrow, 1958.
14. Britannic Bar, 1950s.
15. Britannic Bar, 1950s.
16. Airside, restaurant seating area overlooking apron, 1950s.
17. Lord Anthony Moynihan, 3rd Baron Moynihan, is greeted on arrival at Heathrow by ‘Miss Calypso of 1957’ Julia Martin, 1957.
18. Airside, restaurant seating area overlooking apron, 1950s.
19. Fortes Grill and Griddle restaurant, 1950s.
20. American opera singer Maria Callas, 1958.
21. Airside restaurant seating area, 1950s.
22. Central restaurant prep area, 1950s.
23. Aircraft catering, 1950s.
24. Main approach to Terminals 1, 2 and 3, 1960s.
25. Members of the British Olympic team prepare to board a BEA Viscount for their flight to Rome, 1960.
26. Aerial view of central terminal buildings, 1960s.
27. Piers at Terminal 2, 1960s.
28. Tony Hancock at Heathrow with his first wife Cicely Romanis, 1961.
29. Flight arrivals information board, 1965.
30. Departures hall, 1965.
31. Cliff Richard leaves Heathrow for the United States for an appearance on a TV show, 1963.
32. British model Twiggy boarding a TWA plane at Heathrow Airport, 1960s.
33. Audrey Hepburn, 1964.
34. Dusty Springfield jets off for a holiday in Rio de Janeiro, 1965.
35. Brigitte Bardot, 1966.
36. Terminal 2 forecourt at night, 1960s.
37. Jimi Hendrix, 1970.
38. Hugh Hefner, publisher Playboy magazine, aboard his private DC 9 jetliner with ‘Bunny Girls’, 1970.
39. Actress Jane Seymour leaving Heathrow Airport to resume filming of the new James Bond film, ‘Live & Let Die’, in Jamaica, 1972.
40. Departures hall, 1980s.
41. Terminal 2 forecourt, 1980s.
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