Which is the best airport lounge at London Heathrow Airport? I have reviewed most of the airport lounges at London Heathrow Airport Terminals 3 & 5. These include the British Airways Lounges because Terminal 5 is exclusive to British Airways. I have flown with British Airways many times and I have also reviewed my British Airways First Class flights and my British Airways Business Class flights.
Which lounge is best? Well, it has to be the Concorde Room at Heathrow (pictured above) which offers iconic styling and a much more serene environment than the busy Galleries Lounges. The prize for the best Airport Lounges in the world does, however, probably go to Qatar Airways for it’s jaw-dropping Al Safwa First Class Lounge in Doha’s new Hamad International Airport.
The British Airways First Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 is also excellent and you can access this lounge if you are an Emerald member or are travelling in First Class. If you are travelling in Economy Class you can buy your way into the Aspire lounge in Terminal 5 or the Club Aspire lounge in Terminal 3. These are both good lounges. The Aspire lounge in Terminal 5 has its own Spa and shower (both paid).
There are two British Airways lounges in Terminal 3; the Galleries Club and Galleries First lounges. There are now many long haul flights with First Class out of Terminal 3, so the Galleries First lounge is mainly used by Oneworld Emerald elites. This lounge is also open to First Class passengers flying on other Oneworld carriers.
The BA Galleries across these two Terminals which are open to Club Europe and Club World passengers are both good but they are also enormous. The array of food on offer along with papers and magazines is enough to fill your stomach and your brain, but do not expect personal service in these lounges. These lounges are simply too large.
The Virgin Clubhouse Lounge in Terminal 3 is also a great lounge and more fun than the BA lounges.
This list goes from best to worst lounge and includes reviews of all the lounges that we have visited:
British Airways has four Club Lounges in London Heathrow Terminal 5. The most accessible are the Galleries Club South and Galleries Club North lounges, open to First or Club class passengers (including Club Europe) and Gold or Silver members of BA’s Executive Club.… Read More.
The British Airways Galleries First Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 is spacious, embraces the daylight, and has a lot of food on display: a fresh soup bar, hot and cold entrees, lots of snacks, full coffee stations with all sorts… Read More.
In this article, I review the British Airways Galleries Club South Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5. I have already visited and reviewed the British Airways Galleries Club North Lounge in Terminal 5 (and the Aspire Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5),… Read More.
Priority Pass and similar schemes which enable you to buy into club lounges do not work in Terminal 5. Terminal 5 deals exclusively with British Airways flights and the only way you can gain access to the club lounges in… Read More.
I reviewed the British Airways Galleries Club Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 before my recent flight (June 2016) on Japan Airlines in Business Class from London Heathrow to Tokyo. JAL does not have it’s own airport lounge in Terminal 3,… Read More.
I have mentioned in a number of previous articles that you no longer need to be a premium British Airways card holder or need to travel in business or first class to access an airport lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5. You… Read More.
Qantas’ will launch their new flagship airport lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3 in September 2016 and you can see preliminary pictures above and below. This will be the first dedicated Qantas lounge at Heathrow, and judging by the photos,… Read More.
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