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A Regus Express business lounge is now open at Gatwick Airport

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I covered the opening of the Regus business lounge in the Heathrow Terminal 5 arrivals area back in September.  I have since visited it and it is a useful space to work if you have to pass some time there, albeit the public areas are relatively small.

Regus has now opened a business lounge in the South terminal at Gatwick Airport, adjacent to the Yotel Gatwick hotel.

Regus Gatwick

What I like about this one is that the lounge offers a free continental breakfast to visitors.  This is mild consolation for anyone impacted by BA’s decision to close its arrivals lounge at Gatwick last year.

You will need a Regus BusinessWorld Preferred or Gold card to enter the lounge.  Luckily, these are available for free to members of various airline, hotel and car rental loyalty schemes.  The easiest is via Avis Preferred since you can sign up for that for nothing.

Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (June 2022)

As a reminder, here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 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.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 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 you get a 30,000 points sign-up bonus.  Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

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 (10)

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  • Boi says:

    Out of interest which lounges will people recommend at LGW and LHR: we will be flying LBA-LHR-LGW-POS (return) . Family of 5. I have airport angel membership and will be flying BA club world.

    • jonboy says:

      at lhr t5, your only option is the ba lounge. there is also a ba lounge at lgw, not sure if there are others.

      no idea about lba

  • Nick Burch says:

    Anyone know if there’s an easy way to tell if your existing Regus Gold card has expired or not? The offer I got mine from was vague on the duration, and the card doesn’t have any date on it

    • Alan says:

      I’ve never seen any expiry details for my free card either, I used it a couple of years after getting it and it worked fine so I’m not actually sure if they do expire! 🙂

    • Rob says:

      Mine is going strong 3 years on

  • thesaver79 says:

    Has anyone ever been to the “gym and fitness rooms” in any of the business lounges in London? I’m looking for photos, but I can’t find any!

    • Rob says:

      If they exist it will only be for clients with an office in the centre, not drop in Golds

  • Tom H says:

    I have an Avis Preferred Card, but how do I get a Regus BusinessWorld Preferred card or is that offer no longer available?

  • Mark E says:

    Are there showers there? And if not, (OT…) are there any good options for showers at Gatwick following the BA Sofitel lounge closure?

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