Heathrow Terminal 2, known as The Queen’s Terminal, is an airport terminal at Heathrow Airport, the main airport serving London.
While London Heathrow Terminal 5 LHR remains my favorite Terminal, and there are plenty of great Priority Pass lounges at London Heathrow and the Plaza Premium Priority Pass departures lounge can be found in Terminal Two.
Terminal 2 opened in 1955 and was originally named the Europa Building. It closed in November 2009 for redevelopment, and the new, revamped Terminal 2, also known as The Queen’s Terminal, reopened on the 4th of June 2014.
Flights from Terminal 2 mainly depart to European destinations although there are a few long-haul flights. The airlines currently based at Terminal 2 are:
- Aegean Airlines
- Aer Lingus
- Air Canada
- Air China
- Aer Lingus
- Air India
- Air New Zealand
- Asiana Airlines
- Austrian Airlines
- Brussels Airlines
- Croatia Airlines
- Ethiopian Airlines
- EVA Air
- SAS – Scandinavian Airlines
- Shenzhen Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- South African Airways
- Swiss International Airlines
- TAP Portugal
- Thai Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines
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1. Plaza Premium Lounge Terminal 2
This lounge is the only Priority Pass departures lounge in Terminal 2 and is located airside on Level 4, Terminal 2A (Departure Level) in The Queen’s Terminal, next to the Terminal Transfers area. It is open to passengers departing from Terminal 2 and can be found by following the signs towards lounge “A3”. This lounge can also be accessed with your Priority Pass.
It is a good lounge with decent food, a bar, the decor is stylish. While the lounge is definitely nice looking, it doesn’t make it to the top of our list of best airport lounges in Heathrow Terminal 2 because it doesn’t have windows or any natural light.
The lounge is open from 5 am until 1 pm, and the entryway is particularly impressive. It looks more like a boutique hotel than an airport lounge with sofas, muted lighting, and lots of natural woods and slates. There is a bar, a cafe area with cafe seats, and a sitting area with lounging sofa seats. There are Asian-style separators that separate the different sections of the lounge. These wooden slatted partitions have criss-cross designs and up-lighters, so this lounge is very snazzy.
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There are also numerous booths and hidden seating areas in this lounge, so it isn’t difficult to find your own personal space. There’s also a computer area with power outlets and a newspaper and magazine area with plenty of stuff to read.
Then in the back left of the lounge are semi-private seats that are great for working. In general, I love these kinds of seating arrangements.
The buffet here is extensive, and at breakfast, it is excellent, with whole fruit, cheeses, cold meats, salads, cereals, yogurt, muffins, pastries, cookies, milk, and four hot dishes. In the hot dishes are sausages, bacon, scrambled egg, and fried potatoes. There are also fruit juices and a tea and coffee machine as well as fridges with cans of soft drinks. Alcoholic drinks are available at the bar.
Bathrooms are stylish with orchids and lots of dark woods, again offering an Asian feel. The disappointment of this lounge is that there are no windows so no views of the planes.
2. Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge Heathrow Terminal 2
We have not, unfortunately, visited this Priority Pass lounge, so we have placed it in the number 2 position on our list.
They say: “Conveniently located at Terminal 2 Arrivals Hall, our arrival lounge is ideal for travelers not only arriving Heathrow Airport but for those looking for a place to relax while they wait for friends or connect with business partners. Our premium features include shower facilities, massage services, a fully tended bar, and an enticing selection of food in addition to private resting suites for travelers to take a nap before heading to the next destination. Our lounge is a comfortable and convenient space for travelers to gather with their friends or meet with business partners for work or meetings before heading into the city. Sky Sports channel is available for travelers to watch the latest sports event and games.”
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