The sleek delta wing supersonic jet came to represent the ultimate in stylish travel.
It's thought that around a hundred thousand people could make their way here to Heathrow to see the aircraft touch down for the last time, causing chaos around the airport.
Judith Chalmers joined Dermot with her reflections on supersonic travel.
Three Concorde aircraft will land in quick succession at around 1600 BST; the first will have flown from Edinburgh with competition winners, the second will have flown around Heathrow with 100 guests.
The third and final, Concorde to land will be the last ever passenger flight, this last flight will take off at 0700 local time from New York's JF Kennedy Airport, with show business, media and frequent Concorde flyers aboard.
Among the passengers will be actress Joan Collins, TV personality Jeremy
Clarkson and Sir David Frost who has been one of Concorde's most-frequent
It is also thought that former New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani will be taking the
It's still not entirely clear what will happen to the aircraft although it's thought they could be destined for various museums including Duxford; and the Spitfire and
Hurricane Memorial Museum in Manston, Kent.
One might be presented to the Seattle Museum of Flight in Washington state.
Another may end up at the USS Intrepid - an aircraft carried based on the Hudson River in New York.
The July 2000 Paris crash, the subsequent 15 months of non-flying for the
planes, the downturn in the American economy, the events of September 11 and the
Iraqi war all conspired to make the plane an uneconomical proposition.
Ironically, news of the plane's retirement has led to a huge demand for
"The plane has been absolutely chock-a-block for weeks. People who had
planned a Concorde trip some time in the future realised that time was running
out," said a BA spokesman.
Veteran British politician Tony Benn, who held technology and industry posts in government in the 1960s and 1970s and who will be on the final flight, said the Concorde project was born out of political expediency.
He said Harold Macmillan had agreed to the project in the early 1960s to ease entry into Europe and that subsequent politicians and civil servants had often wanted to cancel it because of the cost, something Mr Benn had fought against.
He insisted: "It is very beautiful and when people look at it they are very proud. It's its beauty and the people who built it. The end of Concorde is very symbolic.
"The Americans never produced one that worked. The Russian one crashed at the Paris air show
"People are really inspired by it. It's like the Royal Family or the space programme. It is, once you had decided to start, to cancel would have been mad, a quarter of million jobs were at stake.
Some will see the end of commercial supersonic travel as a backward step, but it is hoped that one aircraft will be kept flying for air shows.