The Plaza Premium lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2 has been awarded Skytrax’s “World’s Best Independent Airport Lounge” award.
This is the 4th consecutive year that the lounge has won this award. Not bad going for a lounge which doesn’t have any windows!
Here is our last review of the Plaza Premium Terminal 2 lounge. It is a very good facility, and certainly has more character than the Lufthansa and Aer Lingus lounges in the ‘A’ building.
You can access the lounge via a Priority Pass (buy one here, or free with American Express Platinum) or Lounge Club (two free passes with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold, which is itself free for a year). It is also part of LoungeKey and DragonPass.
You can find out more, and prebook cash visits, on the Plaza Premium website here.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (January 2021)
As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:
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.
The Lounge Club list is slightly shorter than the Priority Pass list. Additional visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card. There is no annual fee 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 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.