The new Regus business centre at Heathrow Terminal 5 is due to open today, August 11th.
Based on the Arrivals level (landside), it offers visitors the chance to relax and work away from the bustle of the main terminal. There will be plenty of space to sit and work. High speed wi-fi is free, as is unlimited tea and coffee. You can also book a meeting room if you need one. Printing, scanning and copying facilities are available.
I write a lot of Head for Points in Regus centres around London and can recommend them to ‘wandering’ self employed people.
You will need a Regus Businessworld Gold, Platinum or Preferred card in order to use the centre in Terminal 5. These are available for free to members of various loyalty programmes – you may already qualify for one. I wrote this article in January on the various options.
Additional Regus centres are currently under construction at the Gatwick South terminal and at Birmingham International Airport.
5 Day Passes for the Terminal 5 business lounge to give away
I have five day passes for the new Regus Terminal 5 centre to give away today to readers who do not have a Regus Businessworld card.
If you would like one, please email me at rob at headforpoints.com before midnight tonight (Monday) with ‘Regus’ in the subject line. You must include your postal address (UK addresses only) and whether you want one or two passes if you win. I will open emails at random and, depending on whether people want one or two passes, keep opening emails until all five are allocated.
Please do not put any additional questions or comments in your email, as I will only open those from the winners.
Please only enter if you are fairly sure you can use it, or you will be depriving another HfP reader. Consider these points:
The pass must be used before 30th September
The lounge is only open Monday to Friday, 6am to 7pm
I will post the passes out on Tuesday so you would receive them on Wednesday or Thursday
The lounge is landside on the Arrivals level in Terminal 5. You could use it before a flight but you would need to give yourself enough to time to get through security on the Departures level.
The best use of the lounge would be for someone coming into Heathrow with an hour or so to kill before they need to set off for Central London, or who would be meeting someone arriving on a flight.
If you want to find out more about the lounge, see the Heathrow Airport website here.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (April 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.
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 20,000 points sign-up bonus. 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.