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.
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).
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (November 2020)
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 HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to almost all of them – indexed here.