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 its 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 traveling in First Class. If you are traveling 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.
I have also reviewed other British Airways Airport Lounges around the world and also the best British Airways lounges at London Gatwick separately.
This list goes from best to worst lounge and includes reviews of all the lounges that we have visited:
London Heathrow Airport Lounge Reviews
Review of The Concorde Room Terminal 5
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.
Review: British Airways Galleries First Lounge Terminal 5
The British Airways Galleries First Lounge in London 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… Read More.
Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris First Class Lounge, London Heathrow Airport
Singapore Airlines flies out of London Heathrow Terminal 2 as opposed to British Airways, which has a British Airways Exclusive Terminal, Terminal 5. Read More.
United Airport Lounge Review At London Heathrow Queens Terminal
If you fly out of London’s Heathrow Airport on United, you should get access to the Queens Terminal United Airport Lounge. This lounge is simply stunning and is located in the new Queens Terminal at London Heathrow. Read More.
Review: British Airways Galleries South Lounge Heathrow Terminal 5
I used the British Airways Galleries Club South Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 5 in April 2023 when my family and I flew out of Terminal 5 in British Airways Club Europe. This in our opinion is the best Business Class… Read More.
Review: British Airways Galleries North Lounge Terminal 5
Terminal 5 deals exclusively with British Airways flights, and the only way you can gain access to the British Airways Airport lounges in London Heathrow Terminal 5 is by buying or upgrading your ticket to Club Europe, Club World or… Read More.
Review: Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, London Heathrow
The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow Terminal 3 has the reputation of being one of the best Airport Lounges in the world, so I couldn’t resist giving it a try on my last trip out of Heathrow to San… Read More.
Review: British Airways Galleries Club Lounge Terminal 3
We reviewed the British Airways Galleries Club Lounge in Heathrow Terminal 3 before my recent flight on Japan Airlines in Business Class from London Heathrow to Tokyo. Read More.
Pictures Of Paid For Aspire Lounge At Heathrow Terminal 5
We 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.
Club Aspire Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3
In this article I review the facilities at the soon-to-launch Club Aspire Lounge at Heathrow terminal 3. Club Aspire will open to the public in October 2016. Read More.
Review: Qantas Lounge At Heathrow Terminal 3
Qantas has a flagship airport lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3 which launched in September 2016. This will be the first dedicated Qantas lounge at Heathrow, and judging by the photos, it looks like it will be something special. The… Read More.
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