This is a brief review of the refurbished Aspire lounge at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. I won’t call it a full review because there isn’t much in the way of context for the pictures.
18 months ago reader Bill wrote our original review of the Aspire Lounge at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The lounge reopened in July 2018 after a full refurbishment so Bill popped in briefly to take some photographs.
It is open from 4.30am until 8pm daily – note the fairly early closing time.
The Aspire Lounge at Liverpool Airport is located inside the departure lounge after security on the lower level. You pass it on the way to all gates so it can’t be missed.
These photographs run in order – imagine you are standing in the centre of the lounge and turning from left to right. There is probably a clever way of editing them into a panorama but we don’t know how …..
This is not a huge facility by any means, but at the same time I have never heard any reports of it being very busy.
It is worth noting that the lounge offers what they call ‘light bites’ and small snacks, so don’t come here expecting a full meal. There are no toilets in the lounge and you need to use those on the main concourse.
Despite these niggles, all in all this look like a surprisingly modern facility for a regional airport.
The new Aspire lounge at Liverpool Airport can be accessed by Priority Pass (buy one, or free with American Express Platinum), Lounge Club (two free lounge visits if you get the free – for the first year – American Express Gold) and all other major lounge pass networks.
You can book for cash via the Lounge Pass website here.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (October 2022)
As a reminder, here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit 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.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
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 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.