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.
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:
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.
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.
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.