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Win a day pass to the new Regus business lounge in Terminal 5

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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.

Regus Heathrow

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 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.

Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

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:

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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.

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for the first year. It comes with a Priority Pass card loaded with two free visits to any Priority Pass lounge – see the list 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

A huge bonus, but only available to HSBC Premier clients Read our full review

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.

Comments (27)

  • N says:

    Which reminds me… I have a Regus gold card from bmi days. I have never used it. I recently stopped at Cambridge services on the A14 and noticed they had a Regus lounge, so thought it was my chance. But the card reader wouldn’t let me in and I couldn’t find anybody to help. Do all Regus lounges have unmanned entry or should I go to a city centre location to speak to a human?

    • Rob says:

      I have never seen an unmanned one but the service station ‘Express’ ones are new

  • squills says:

    Let’s see if Virgin silver upgrade works this time – link is still active – free gold Regus included 😉

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    • Nick says:

      Link please. I remember 1 floating around. But my account was never upgraded to silver

    • Sully says:

      I’ve never used my VS one, but maybe I’ll try the lounge before popping into galleries for my jacket potato 😛

  • Justin says:

    Slightly diff topic, but i have Cathay Pacific Gold card – do you think ba will allow me to take my wife and 3 year old in the lounge at t5? Travelling economy.

    • Rob says:

      Officially not, depends how busy they are though. Remember there are Club lounges at both ends of the terminal so if one turns you down you can try the other!

      • Justin says:

        Oh yeah thats a good shout – i will give it a go. Thank you

      • czechoslovakia says:

        May I ask, is this because of the age of the child? Was there in July (myself Cathay Gold) + wife + infant. I went there expecting to be told to go away, but OW sapphire lets me take 1 guest. If we do the same trip next year, my son will have his own ticket, and presumably that makes 3 of us?

        • Rob says:

          Kids without a ticket do not count as a guest for the purpose of ‘cardholder and 1 guest’ rule. Once the kid is 2 they need guesting in like an adult.

          • czechoslovakia says:

            Thanks Rob / Justin. Really do need AMEX to get me a OW gold card for next year, otherwise flying BA with the family thru T5 is going to be a no go. Any plans on a Priority Pass lounge at T5 at some point in the future?

          • Rob says:

            No, seems not, doubt Heathrow would sacrifice space that could be used for more shops!

        • Justin says:

          Hi yeah my child is 3 and on her own ticket.

      • Nick says:

        I have cx gold (equiv to ba silver) but do I need to be flying ba to use a ba lounge?

        • Rob says:

          Not necessarily but BA but definitely one of the oneworld alliance airlines

  • rotundo says:

    Can you get to the T5 Regus lounge if you arrive in T1 then have some time to kill before catching a flight from T5? I’m not sure if you have to stay airside or if you can go landside then go back through security.

  • Peter says:

    Can’t use the cards as do not usually fly from Heathrow but nice competition again Raffles 🙂

  • Salo says:

    Thanks for the tips! I just signed up for a free Regus BusinessWorld Preferred account with my Avis Preferred number via Amex Plat 🙂
    Do you think I can get another one with the United MileagePlus program (which is free for all) – or is there a limit of one per person / per annum?

    • Rob says:

      I would leave it and wait until you’ve used up the visits on your first one, because if nothing else it resets the clock on any expiry period for the visits. No point getting two now if you won’t start using the 2nd one for 6 months and there is a 12 month expiry (not sure, just surmising).

  • Stefan O. says:

    Yes, please! I’d love pass for T5 as I don’t have to sit with the masses any longer.

  • David Shem-Tov says:

    Looks like the free offer for AAdvantageelite has been pulled out.

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