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How to save money on No 1 Lounges with a special code

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If you don’t have airport lounge access via your flight ticket, your elite status, via a Priority Pass card from American Express Platinum or via a Lounge Club card from American Express Goldyour best fall-back option is usually No 1 Lounges.

No 1 Lounges is the largest network of premium independent lounges in the UK.  We have reviewed most of them (click for the review):

No1 Lounges

All lounges include free hot food, free drinks (some premium food and drinks carries an extra charge), free newspapers and magazines and free wi-fi.  A new second site at Birmingham opened this week as we covered here.

moneysavingexpert.com is running an exclusive discount code for No 1 Lounges as you may have seen in their weekly newsletter.  Here is the pricing, which will vary based on the date and time you want to visit:

  • Birmingham – £16.80 – £22.40 (was £28) PLUS free fast-track security
  • Birmingham Clubrooms – £21 – £28 (was £35) PLUS free fast-track security
  • Edinburgh – £15.60 – £20.80 (was £26) PLUS free fast-track security
  • Gatwick North and South – £14.40 – £32 (was £24 – 40) depending on lounge PLUS free fast-track security
  • Heathrow Terminal 3 – £19.20 – £25.60 (was £32)
  • Heathrow Terminal 4 – £27 – £36 (was £45)

This offer must be booked by midnight on 9th December, for lounge visits up to 31st December.

You must book via this special page of the No 1 site and use code MSEGIFT2019 at check-out.

However, you might get a better deal by using code NO1GIFT on the standard No 1 Lounges booking page here.  You need to test it out lounge by lounge.


Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

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

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