Get a good No1 Lounges airport lounge deal on Groupon
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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 Gold, your 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.
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 Atlantic – see 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:
- No1 Lounge Heathrow Terminal 3
- No1 Lounge Gatwick North
- No1 Clubrooms Gatwick North
- No1 Lounge Gatwick South
- No1 Clubrooms Gatwick South
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.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (March 2023)
As a reminder, here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit card:
The Platinum Card from American Express
30,000 points and unbeatable 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 Air Lines and Eurostar lounges. Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.
American Express Business Platinum
Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 30th March) and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold
Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four 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 four free visits to any Priority Pass lounge – see the list here.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £20. You get four 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
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.