Virgin Money is closing its lounge at Eagle Place, just off Piccadilly, on 24th May.
The Haymarket lounge, which is nearby, will remain open. I have never been into Haymarket so I can’t comment on it. The Eagle Place lounge has always been busy so it isn’t closing due to lack of use.
The Eagle Place lounge is inside a standard office building on the first floor. I am guessing that Virgin Money is moving its offices out of the building now that it has been taken over – you would often see Virgin Money staff using the lounge for informal meetings.
You get unlimited free access to all Virgin Money lounges if you have either of the Virgin Atlantic credit cards or the Virgin Money Travel Credit Card which offers 0% FX fees. There is a virtual lounge membership card in the new Virgin Money credit card app. My review of the Eagle Place Virgin Money lounge is here.
How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, one has a bonus of 15,000 points):
You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.
American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 20,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 20,000 Virgin Points:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points:
(Want to earn more Virgin Points? Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)