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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.

No1 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.

moneysavingexpert.com is running an exclusive discount code for No1 Lounges.  Here is the pricing, which will vary based on the date and time you want to visit:

  • Birmingham – £16.80 to £22.40 (was £28) PLUS free fast-track security
  • Birmingham Clubrooms – £20.40 to £27.20 (was £34) PLUS free fast-track security
  • Edinburgh – £16.80 to £22.40 (was £28) PLUS free fast-track security
  • Gatwick North and South – £14.40 to £30.40 (was £24 – 40) depending on lounge PLUS free fast-track security.  It is MyLounge which gets as low as £14.40.
  • Heathrow Terminal 3 – £20.40 to £27.20 (was £34)
  • Heathrow Terminal 4 – £27 to £32 (was £40)

This offer must be booked by midnight on 14th April, for lounge visits up to 30th June.

You must book via this special page of the No1 site and use code MSESPRING at check-out.


Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (December 2022)

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

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a £200 Amex Travel credit every year Read our full review

If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.

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.

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  • Bob says:

    For the No1 lounges also alternative discount available for HSBC advance customers (20%) worked out the same for me at LHR T3.

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