Review: No1 Airport Lounge, Gatwick North Terminal


The No1 Lounge in Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal is, in my opinion, the best airport lounge in Gatwick North Terminal. My review below outlines exactly why this lounge is better than the other Priority Pass lounge options.

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This is the only Priority Pass lounge in Gatwick North Terminal with a decent view across the runways (see pictures). The other lounges in Gatwick North face onto airport roads.

Size and Layout

This is the largest of the three lounges you can access with a Priority Pass. It is light and airy. There is a bar to one side with cafe-style seating in front of it, and there are sofa and booth-style seating at the other end of the lounge. There is plenty of space in this lounge, although it can get busy.

The overall feeling in this lounge is of light and airiness. It is a very bright space with distant runway views. There are many separate areas, some mentioned below, like the kid’s cinema and a bar-style area with computer terminals.

The main sitting area has a classy feeling and mixes marble tiles with wood flooring to give the place a natural feel. Many food stations are dotted about with various buffet food and self-serve drinks.


These are spacious and have nice amenities, much better than using the main airport toilets.

Two Kids Areas

A cinema and a toddler play area are both nice features to amuse the kids.

Variety of Seating Areas

There is plenty of seating in this lounge. I prefer the boxy seats by the window so I can watch the sky and planes, but there are plenty of larger booth sofas, a cafe-style seating area with sit-up seats and higher tables, some quieter zones with softer low sofas, a business area with computers and even a couple of swing seats hanging from the ceiling.


The food here is good. There is a large choice of salads, bread, soups, and desserts in the main area offered as a buffet, plus a complimentary hot a la carte option which used to include fish, chips, and mushy peas that was always a hit. At breakfast, there is an equally good pastry spread.


There is a large selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, but no cans of coke or bottles of water. Everything comes out of a fountain and is virtually flat. This is the one feature I don’t like about this lounge.

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