Bits: photos from Amex’s new Centurion Lounge in Covent Garden, Louis Vuitton opens in T4, HFP IT

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News in brief:

The American Express Centurion Lounge in Covent Garden is open

The American Express Centurion Lounge is back for 2018!  Until 16th December, the pop-up lounge is open at Unit 6, Langley Street, which is about 60 seconds walk from Covent Garden tube station.

American Express Centurion Lounge London 2018

Entry is available for all Platinum and Centurion cardholders.  There are free drinks for all – although the champagne had run out by 5pm last night when I arrived – and there is also the odd bit of free food coming round.  Click to enlarge the pictures:

American Express Centurion Lounge London 2018

There is also a gift wrapping station and, at least yesterday, an area downstairs where you could get an airline sleep mask monogrammed!

American Express Centurion Lounge London 2018

The lounge is open between 11am and 6pm.  Up to two guests are allowed per Platinum or Centurion cardholder.

Thanks to Alan for these photos, which were better than the ones I took!

American Express Centurion Lounge London 2018

Louis Vuitton opens in Heathrow Terminal 4

Louis Vuitton has opened its third Heathrow outlet, in Terminal 4.  This follows openings in Terminal 5 in 2014 and Terminal 3 in 2017.

The new 116 sqm space features a selection of leather goods, footwear and accessories for both men and women, including watches, jewellery, fragrance and Louis Vuitton City Guides.  Personalisation of leather goods is also available.

The store’s concept is apparently inspired by 1950’s Italian design:

“At the entrance, clients are greeted by a see-through façade with latticework that utilises the signature LV monogram of flowers and diamonds. This mesh combination alongside the muted tones and materials used, including champagne metals and ivory ceramics, seamlessly blends the store with the travelling world.”

HFP IT tweak

Finally …. we made a tweak to our IT settings which has hopefully stopped the problem of the mobile site accidentally showing when accessing HFP on an iPad.  This has been happening ever since our server move last month.

If you find any issues with the wrong version appearing on your device, please take a screenshot and send it to rob at so we can investigate.

You may still see issues if you read Shopper Points because we are trialling the ‘fix’ on HFP first.

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  1. David Griffiths says:

    Hi Rob,
    If I am not a “London professional”, though I am a BA gold card member. Would you regard me as a “ core member” Incidentally I live in Wales, and the tolls on the Severn Bridges have been done away with. First time a tax going from England to Wales across the Severn estuary has not been in existence since Roman times apparently. So if you add up all that revenue, compound it, allow for inflation, especially around the time of the Black Death, it’s probably more than LV’s capitalisation. 😏. What has this got to do with points?, not much either as in your example. Accept I suppose you did get points if you used a card payment at the tolls. Though I willl admit, this would be post Roman Empire days. Incidentally, would a Roman general, who was posted to say, a fortress at Caerleon in Wales, and who had a ton of air miles be your target market even though he was not a Londinium Professional?
    Thought of the day. Does anyone know of a professional outside the M25? 🤔

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