As I have written a few times, Head for Points is NOT the site for you if you are interested in 15-part trip reports or photographs of airline food or aircraft toilets. However, I do make the odd exception for a few personal pictures.
I was in Galleries First at Heathrow Terminal 5 recently and took a few snaps. I thought they might be of interest because Galleries First is the lounge you are least likely to use if you are not a heavy BA flyer.
If you are flying on a First Class redemption, you can use the Concorde Room (although you are also allowed in Galleries First). If you are flying Club World or Club Europe, you are exiled to one of the three Galleries Club lounges in Terminal 5 / 5B. Galleries First is used mainly by BAEC Gold card holders.
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Important things first. Here is the champagne bar:
And the champagnes of the day. The selection was Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle (RRP £100 !!, 1 glass drunk), standard Taittinger (RRP £37, 0 glasses drunk) and Bollinger Rose (RRP £45, 2 glasses drunk!).
Here is the main buffet (I was conveniently there for both breakfast – to 11am – and lunch – from 12pm):
And the breakfast and lunch ‘to order’ menu:
The terrace, overlooking Terminal 5B:
Part of the main seating area looking towards the dining area:
And, finally, the infamous horse lamp (one of a pair) that sits by the doors:
Should you want one for your own home, the manufacturer is Moooi ….
That’s it. I promise you no more lounge photographs on Head for Points for the immediate future!
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses.
There are special sign-up bonuses on both of the BA American Express cards until 28th February 2022. The bonus on the free card is doubled to 10,000 Avios and the bonus on the Premium Plus card is increased from 25,000 Avios to a huge 40,000 Avios.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 30,000 Avios.
30,000 Avios is a special offer which runs to 4th February 2022.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus:
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.
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