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Plaza Premium Heathrow Terminal 2 airport lounge is voted ‘best global lounge’

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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.

Plaza Premium Heathrow Terminal 2 wins best lounge

Getting airport lounge access via a UK credit card

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

Two free Priority Pass cards (one for you, one for your supplementary Platinum cardholder, each admitting two – so a family of four gets in free) giving access to every lounge in the Priority Pass network – search it here.  You also get access to Plaza Premium, Delta and Eurostar lounges.  Our American Express Platinum review is here.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

You get a Lounge Club card loaded with two free visits to any Lounge Club network lounge – see the list here.  The list is slightly shorter than the Priority Pass list, but not by much.  Additional visits are charged at £20 per person.  You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.  No annual fee in Year 1.  Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.

HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard

You get a free LoungeKey card allowing you access to any property in the LoungeKey network.  Guests are charged at £20 although regular travellers will find it cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card (adults only, of course).  The card has an annual 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.

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