Save £10 on Clubrooms and The House lounges.
Virgin Atlantic and No 1 Lounges have a long-standing partnership that both reduces lounge entrance fees and allows you to earn Flying Club miles on each visit. It is often the cheapest way to access No1 Lounges, Clubrooms or MyLounges if you do not have PriorityPass or a similar lounge access club.
No 1 Lounges is now running a promotion which reduces the cost of its top-end lounges even further. Until 16th September, bookings for The House and Clubrooms are now just £25 per person, reduced from £35. The promotional price is valid for visits until 30th October, so you have plenty of time to visit. You can book here.
This offer is cheaper than the recent Groupon promotion unless you are flying from Luton or Birmingham – and even then, it is worth paying the extra 50p to get the Virgin Flying Club miles on top. The booking site will display the normal lounge prices until you add it to your booking, at which point you should see the reduced cost.
As a reminder, The House is formerly Etihad’s own lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4, now operated by No 1 Lounges, although it is still used by Etihad passengers. We have not reviewed it since it was rebranded although it has a good reputation.
Clubrooms are located at Birmingham Airport (review here), London Gatwick (both terminals) and Luton Airport. With the exception of The House, it is No 1 Lounge’s most premium brand.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (August 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.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.
There is no annual fee for Amex Gold 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.