The group of ‘No. 1 Traveller’ lounges have teamed up with Taste Card, the discount dining group, to offer 2-4-1 entry to cardmembers.
Whilst I’ve never yet found the chance to visit one, the ‘No 1’ lounges have a very good reputation and are substantially above the quality of the usual third party airport lounge. Take a look at their website.
Current locations are Gatwick North, Gatwick South and Heathrow Terminal 3 with Birmingham coming soon.
With this promo, a Tastecard member can get two people into the lounge for the price of 1. This cannot be prebooked, so you are paying the walk-up price (up to £30) as opposed to the cheaper pre-booked online rate. Given the wide range of free food (hot and cold) plus free drinks (except champagne), wi-fi and the high standard of decor, it looks like a decent deal if you will have a couple of hours to kill.
The press release is here and an extract from the TasteCard website is here.
It is worth noting that Tastecard offers a 30-day free trial so you could sign up purely to take advantage of this deal. There are often deals knocking around for a longer free trial as well, so keep your eyes open.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (September 2021)
As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two free Priority Pass cards, one for you and one for a supplementary cardholder. Each card admits two so a family of four gets in free. You get access to all 1,300 lounges in the Priority Pass network – search it here.
You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges. The card has a sign-up bonus of 60,000 points which is a special offer running to 2nd November 2021. Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.
There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and a special 30,000 points sign-up bonus until 10th November 2021. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £20 although it may be cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card for your partner.
The card has a fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer. Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.
PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.