When I was walking towards my usual No1 Traveller Lounge in the North Terminal of London Gatwick Airport, which is complimentary with my Priority Pass which is included with my American Express Platinum Card, I noticed My lounge had popped up on the corridor to all the lounges. This lounge, branded My Lounge, is a third alternative for Priority Pass users and is an interesting option when the No1 Traveller lounges do occasionally get fully booked with pre-bookings.
My Lounge looks like a Starbucks or a Costa. It has a wooden floor and walls, and as you enter, there is a counter to your right with numerous coffee machines and fridges containing snacks and canned drinks. The vibe is funky with coffee shop music playing in the background, loads of seating, sofas, benches, and big tables. To the left, there are 2 communal computers that some kids were playing games on.
The view is of the outside but over buildings rather than of the planes like in the No.1 Traveller Lounges. This lounge provides limited hot food; porridge (with a selection of toppings) in the morning and a vegetable chili in the afternoon, but does not offer an open buffet of salads, cakes, etc., like the No1 Traveller lounge. So the food is not as good as the No.1 Traveller Lounges but MyLounge still offers a refuge from the stress of the main shopping hall.
My Lounge comes in at a definite third best, when choosing which PriorityPass airport lounge to use in Gatwick’s North Terminal simply because, even though it is new with a fun atmosphere, it doesn’t yet have its own toilet facilities. You have to use the toilets in the shopping area, but I have been told that there will be toilets introduced. Certainly, if two No1 Traveller lounges get pre-booked up, it is certainly a very decent third-best option.
Interestingly, this lounge is free if you have a Priority Pass or similar, but if you are traveling without any airport lounge pass whatsoever, you can still access MyLounge at around £18 GBP per person. You can just turn up and pay at the door if you want. This compares to the No1 Traveller Lounges, which you must pre-book and which costs around £25 GBP per person booked in advance.
If I didn’t have a Priority Pass, I would definitely use MyLounge to escape the madness of the shopping area in Gatwick’s North Terminal.
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