This is my review of the Lufthansa lounges at London Heathrow Terminal 2.
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:
Here is a meeting area which sums up the utilitarian look for me:
There is a decent food and drink selection in the business lounge:
Once you pass through the door into the Senator Lounge, the design does not improve:
However, the food and drink selection is impressive:
and in close up:
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.
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 20,000 points sign-up bonus. 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.