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.
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.
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 9th 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.