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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 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 recently as we covered here and the Edinburgh lounge has just moved to a brand new location.  Fast track security is also included at Gatwick, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

No 1 Lounges Groupon discount

No1 Lounges is currently offering a special deal via Groupon for its lounges at Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham and Edinburgh.

This is better value than the on-going deal with Virgin Atlanticsee here – although there are two caveats.  The Virgin Atlantic offer also earns you a few miles in return, and it also lets you book the hipster My Lounges at Gatwick North and South as well as The House lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4.

The Groupon deal can be found by clicking here.

The Groupon prices are:

  • £22.50 – No1 Lounge at Heathrow T3
  • £22.50 – No1 Lounge at Gatwick North or Gatwick South
  • £20 – No1 Lounge at Birmingham
  • £20 – No1 Lounge at Edinburgh
  • £28 – Clubrooms at Gatwick North or South
  • £28 – Clubrooms at Birmingham

For comparison, the Virgin Flying Club prices are:

  • £35 – The House (Heathrow T4), includes 400 miles per booking
  • £35 – Clubrooms, includes 400 miles per booking
  • £25 – No1 Lounges, includes 350 miles per booking
  • £15 – My Lounge, includes 200 miles per booking

In general, the Groupon deal is better.  Remember that the Virgin bonus miles are per booking and not per person.

Here are our reviews of the London lounges included in the Groupon offer:

Groupon vouchers expire on 31st August.  Groupon will send you a code which you need to redeem via this special page of the No1 Lounges website to confirm your booking.

You can find the Groupon page you need here.


Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

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

Comments (73)

  • James Ward says:

    Amex transactions always show up as Stripe for the first few days, then convert to the name of the retailer. As a vendor who accepts payments using Stripe, I sometimes get chargebacks because customers don’t realise who the transaction was.

  • AK says:

    Has anyone had a refund from Amex?
    Speaking to cs, they are saying it can take up to 90 days!

    • SimonW says:

      I cancelled a hotel with Amex Travel, they said 5 days to get the credit.

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