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My review of the Singapore Airlines First Class lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2

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This is my review of the Singapore Airlines First Class lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2.

The Singapore Airlines lounge at the new Heathrow Terminal 2 has only been open for a few weeks, even though the terminal itself is nearly a year old now.  Whilst I was waiting for my tour of the Singapore Airlines A380 (see this article from Saturday) we hung out in the new First Class section.

The Singapore lounge is over in Terminal 2B.  This is where most of the long-haul flights depart from and where you will find the amazing United Club lounge, the Air Canada lounge (not visited) and the Singapore Airlines lounge.  Over in the main building you have the Lufthansa lounge (review here), the Aer Lingus lounge (reviewed here) and the independent Plaza Premium lounge (reviewed here).

Unfortunately, most of the food and drink was removed before we arrived.  There is a large gap between Singapore Airlines flights during the afternoon so there were no passengers there.  I did not see inside the Business Class lounge but I will be there next week and will report back.

With only 12 suites in Suites Class on an A380, the First Class lounge is never going to be busy.  It is not a large space but is very tastefully done.

The idea seems to have been to create a series of zones depending on what you want to do.  If you are hungry, there are a few tables by the window where you can eat:

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I think there is a ‘to order’ menu but don’t quote me on that.  There is certainly a substantial buffet area available:

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Remember that the lounge will usually only have a handful of people in it, as opposed to the large group I was with!

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If you want to work, there are airline-seat style booths available where you can plug in a computer, although there are not any provided.  If you simply want to rest, there are a couple of semi-private areas where you can relax:

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Finally, if you just want to sit down with a coffee and read a newspaper, there is a corner for that as well:

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As an example of a calming, modern space, designed to allow a very small group of people to relax in whatever way they want before a flight, I think it is a success.  I look forward to comparing it with the business class lounge in a few days.

Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (May 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

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. The card has a sign-up bonus of 30,000 points.  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 (5)

  • Adam W says:

    “With only 12 suites in Suites Class on an A380, the First Class lounge is never going to be busy. It is not a large space….”

    But won’t other Star Alliance F passengers (and their guests!) also have access? I don’t see any exception for this lounge in the Star Alliance Lounge Access Policy.

  • S. david says:

    Thanks Rob. Now we have more than a few lounge options for Star alliance status passengers from T2, it would be very helpful to compare all the options available. As you pointed out, UA is amazing, LH is not bad either but would be interested to hear your thoughts on how others also compare

    • Rob says:

      United Club is clearly the best of the J lounges in terms of food quality, food quantity and drink selection. None of them are awful – the one with the poorest food and drink selection is Aer Lingus, but if you are using that then you won’t have other options unless you have a Priority Pass, in which case Plaza Premium is better (but a lot darker, as no natural light).

    • d.a. says:

      I diasgree with you guys on the UA lounge in T2. It is consistently overcrowded and hard to find a seat every time I have been in there. There are like no bathrooms and I think the food isn’t nearly as good as LH’s.

  • Tom says:

    Not sure I would want to sit in an airline style seat in the lounge while waiting to board a 12hr flight in a real airline seat. Each to his own, but I think I would Prefer to mix it up a bit. Look forward to the upcoming biz lounge reviews

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