Maximise your Avios, air miles and hotel points

Something is ‘up’ at the ART & LOUNGE airport lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4

Links on Head for Points may pay us an affiliate commission. A list of partners is here.

You may remember our recent review of the, frankly, bizarre ART & LOUNGE lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4.

This was originally the El Al lounge, King David, but the airline has handed it over to a very small independent lounge operator whilst still using it for its own passengers.  An immediate change was opening it up to Priority Pass and similar lounge club cards.

Art & Lounge Heathrow Terminal 4 closed

The Priority Pass website, however, no longer lists ART & LOUNGE.   On the ART & LOUNGE website, Heathrow is now showing as ‘Coming Soon’, despite having previously been open.

Hopefully the lounge is just closed for a refit in order to allow ART & LOUNGE to make their own mark on it. 

In the meantime, Priority Pass holders in Terminal 4 are not short of options.  You have the SkyTeam lounge (review here) and the Plaza Premium lounge (review here).


Getting airport lounge access for free from a credit card

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

As a reminder, here are the three options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit or charge card:

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of 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 and Eurostar lounges.  Our American Express Platinum review is here. You can apply here.

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two 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 two free visits to any Priority Pass lounge – see the list 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 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.

The UK's biggest frequent flyer website uses cookies, which you can block via your browser settings. Continuing implies your consent to this policy. Our privacy policy is here.