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Which UK airport lounges are open and accepting Priority Pass?

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Right now, UK airport lounges are a patchwork quilt of openings and closings.

Given the uncertainty, we thought it would be worth looking at which UK lounges are currently open to Priority Pass holders. Priority Pass supplied us with a list of lounges that were open as of the end of last weekend. The lounges below are, of course, also open for cash visits if you don’t have a Priority Pass.

Priority Pass is currently running a sale on its annual memberships. You can save up to 40% on the entry-level Standard membership which reduces the cost of lounge visits to £20. Alternatively, the Standard Plus membership is reduced to £141 (25% off) and comes with 10 free visits. You can find the discounts here. The deal ends on 30th September.

Alternatively, you can get a Priority Pass for free with the American Express Platinum card. Both the main cardholder and one supplementary cardholder receive a Priority Pass, and each card admits two people for free. This means that you can get a family of four people into a lounge for free, as many times as you want if both the main and supplementary cardholder are travelling together. There is NO LIMIT to the number of lounge visits you can make for free.  Our full review of Amex Platinum is here.

You can also get a ‘two free visits’ Priority Pass if you apply for American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. As Amex Gold is free for the first year, this is an easy way of getting totally free airport lounge access for a couple. Further visits after the first two free ones are charged at £20.

Which UK Priority Pass lounges are currently open?

Aberdeen International

Belfast City


City of Derry

Doncaster Sheffield

Edinburgh International

East Midlands

Leeds Bradford

London Gatwick

London Heathrow Terminal 2

London Heathrow Terminal 5

Liverpool John Lennon

London Luton


The new Aspire Lounge in the T2 extension will open on 23rd October.

Teesside International

Newcastle International

Cornwall Airport Newquay


London Stansted

Over the next few months we will be visiting some of the most impressive Priority Pass lounges on this list to bring you updated reviews and to show how the lounges are responding to the new environment. Keep an eye out.

Comments (59)

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  • Yorkieflyer says:

    I would only bother with a pay lounge if I could access free using PP from Amex Plat. I also value the offering at £0 given the access issues, limited hours and poor f&b offerings

  • r* says:

    Did we ever get a reason for amex not giving entry to the restaurants? Presumably it was costing amex extra?

  • Anna says:

    Escape lounges at MAN are woeful, only worth going in to be guaranteed somewhere to sit and take off your mask! (Isn’t this where BA CE pax are going now as well?!)

  • His Holyness says:

    GLA has been open for months, its the Lomond lounge now, Upper Deck is shut.

  • Gringo says:

    It’s a shame that nothing is open at LHR in the evening. Aspire closes at 5pm and Plaza Premium (T5) at 5.30pm.

  • Dave says:

    EMA one is actually closed

  • PJJ says:

    For anyone who feels they don’t get value from the Amex Platinum, which subscription would be best to take out for lounge access. PP, No 1, Dragonpass or A.N.Other ?

  • Deb says:

    BHX Aspire fully precooked and not accepting any Priority Pass holders. The other two loungers were closed.

    • Wally1976 says:

      We got in there in early August but the offering was pretty dire. Very little choice, you had to order on an app and it took so long to come that you were needing to order the next lot of stuff before the previous lot had arrived!

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