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My review of the Lufthansa lounges at Heathrow Terminal 2

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This is my review of the Lufthansa lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 2.

This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here.

My tour of Heathrow Terminal 2 two weeks ago took in the Singapore Airlines First Class lounge, the United First Class lounge (review to follow) and, finally, the Lufthansa lounge.

Unlike the other two facilities, the Lufthansa lounge is in the main terminal.  If you are flying on a Star Alliance carrier from there, especially short-haul, it is your only option.  The other lounges in 2A are the Aer Lingus lounge (also used by Little Red) which I reviewed here and the Plaza Premium (Priority Pass etc) lounge I reviewed here.

To be honest, unless you have a long layover, you are unlikely to want to walk over to the satellite terminal to try out any of the lounges there.  It is a long way.

Apart from the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt (review) and the First Class Lounge in Munich (review), Lufthansa lounges don’t really ‘do it’ for me.  There are very utilitarian – plain walls, functional chairs and tables, large open spaces.  There is nothing to make you feel special, in my view.

That said, there is nothing wrong with what you get and the daylight is excellent.  There are two lounges – one for silver / Frequent Traveller card holders and business class passengers, and a Senator lounge for Gold card holders and anyone connecting to a First Class flight.  Slightly oddly, to get to the Senator lounge you must walk through the business lounge.

This is the main business lounge which most people will use:

Lufthansa lounge Heathrow Terminal 2

Here is a meeting area which sums up the utilitarian look for me:

Lufhansa lounge Heathrow Terminal 2 meeting room

There is a decent food and drink selection in the business lounge:

Lufthansa lounge Heathrow Terminal 2 food

Once you pass through the door into the Senator Lounge, the design does not improve:

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Heathrow Terminal 2

However, the food and drink selection is impressive:

Lufthansa Senatar Lounge Heathrow Terminal 2

and in close up:

Lufthansa Senator Lounge Heathrow Terminal 2

There were some decent looking hot dishes as well.

You won’t starve or go thirsty in either part of the Lufthansa lounge and I would be perfectly happy to use it on a regular basis if I was shuttling between Germany, Austria, Poland, Croatia, Switzerland or Scandinavia and the UK with a Star Alliance carrier.  All it lacks is a sense of occasion.

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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

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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.

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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.

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HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard

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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 (9)

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  • Save East Coast Rewards says:

    I’m guessing this would have been branded the bmi lounge if it hadn’t been sold. Shame the design and furnishings hadn’t been done in bmi style, the lounges in T1 (now BA owned) have a much nicer feeling than this.

    • yawn says:

      Could always launch a campaign to have the furnishings changed to match the way things had been done previously under a previous ownership?

      If they don’t change them to suit your needs then we will know that Lufthansa is a company which doesn’t listen to its passengers – even if they took a commercial decision to pitch them at the level they have done.

  • Quark999 says:

    I appreciate this might just be personal opinion, but – any chance of posting pictures in their “natural”, unfiltered form? I enjoy your trip reports tremendously, but the latest craze of Instagrammed, sepia-filtered 1970 quality photos really gets on my nerves. Yours are by far not the only ones, but I thought this site might be above it. All photos looks washed out, cool and unexciting. There’s a reason why we all switched to digital photography, no need to reintroduce a cheap, unstable film look 🙂

    • Rob says:

      They are unfiltered! You massively over-estimate my tech ability. It was very sunny and one wall is glass.

      • Alan says:

        Haha I must admit when I saw them on Instagram I thought you’d filtered them and then just put those post-processed pics onto here 😀

      • Quark999 says:

        Hmhm – are you SURE they are unfiltered? The Radisson SAS photos look equally washed out?

        Are you taking photos with the stock camera app, or directly in Instagram / Facebook / whatnot? Some of these have the really annoying habit of automatically throwing in these stupid filters, so you might be a victim of that.

        If not, it’s the worst camera (phone?) that I have seen in a while 🙂

        • Rob says:

          Looks like the kids may have done something to my iPhone settings – now reset! Thanks.

      • Quark999 says:

        Checking your Instagram feed, your photos seem to have started going wrong sometime around May, 1st. Beautiful beforehand…

      • Quark999 says:

        Woops, no, only the Stansted photos were correct. Most others were still washed out beforehand. You can really tell the difference if you go through Instagram.

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