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 sorts of cappuccino, and lattes, and a vast selection of wines, beers, and spirits.

The difference between the Galleries club lounge in Terminal 5 and Galleries First lounge is only marginal, but there is a wider selection of food at the First Lounge (including a menu offering salads and burgers similar to that in the Concorde Room) and it is less hectic than the standard Galleries Lounge.

The various British Airways lounges at Terminal 5 share an Elemis Travel Spa, which is pretty awesome. While the free treatments are quick, like 15 minutes, they are top shelf, plus it is something else to do to break up the trip. And it doesn’t matter which lounge you are in, you have access, but if you are traveling in First, you can get priority booking online for these Spa facilities. I loved it.

See our overview of all the British Airways Lounges in Terminal 5.