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Airport Lounge Reviews (UK)

This is an (almost) complete directory of airport lounges in the UK, reviewed by the HfP team or our readers.

Coronavirus has caused substantial disruption to the airport lounge sector.  This is how we have dealt with it:

  • we have removed reviews from this list where we know that the lounge will never reopen
  • we have kept reviews on the list if the lounge is currently closed but we believe that it will reopen at some point
  • where we have reviewed a lounge on multiple occasions, only the most recent review is shown below

Airline lounges are usually reserved for business class and passengers holding elite status. Third party lounges such as Aspire (click here), Plaza Premium (click here) or No1 Lounges (click here) can be booked for cash via their websites.

Certain credit cards offer free airport lounge access. The Platinum Card from American Express, for example, offers two free Priority Pass cards. Each allows unlimited visits for two people to 1,300 lounges.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold, which is free for the first year, comes with two free airport lounge passes. These are valid anywhere in the Priority Pass network. Applying for this card in advance of your trip, and cancelling it before the first free year is over, means that your two lounge visits will have been free.

You can also buy a Priority Pass lounge club card, allowing access to over 1,300 lounges. There are various packages available as you can see on their website here.

Review: the Emirates lounge at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal

This is our review of the Emirates lounge at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here. None .....

This is our review of the Emirates lounge at Gatwick Airport’s North Terminal. This is part of our .....

by Rhys Jones21 comments

Review: the Aspire Lounge at Belfast City Airport

This is our review of the Aspire Lounge at George Best Belfast City Airport. It is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here. After a fun .....

This is our review of the Aspire Lounge at George Best Belfast City Airport. It is part of our series of .....

by Rhys Jones19 comments

Review: the No1 Lounge at Birmingham Airport

This is our review of the No1 Lounge at Birmingham Airport. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here. As I was already at .....

This is our review of the No1 Lounge at Birmingham Airport. This is part of our series of reviews of airport .....

by Rhys Jones14 comments

Review: the British Airways lounges at London Gatwick’s South Terminal

This is my review of the British Airways lounges at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews .....

This is my review of the British Airways lounges at Gatwick Airport’s South Terminal. This is part of .....

by Rob Burgess39 comments

Review: the Cathay Pacific First Class lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

This is our review of the Cathay Pacific First Class lounge at London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of .....

This is our review of the Cathay Pacific First Class lounge at London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3. .....

by Rhys Jones69 comments

Review: the Cathay Pacific Business Class lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

This is our review of the Cathay Pacific Business Class lounge at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You can see all of .....

This is our review of the Cathay Pacific Business Class lounge at Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3. This is .....

by Rhys Jones50 comments

Review: the Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

This is our review of the Qantas London Lounge at London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews .....

This is our review of the Qantas London Lounge at London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3. This is part of .....

by Rhys Jones51 comments

Review: the British Airways Galleries First lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

This is our review of the British Airways Galleries First lounge at Heathrow T3. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here. This is .....

This is our review of the British Airways Galleries First lounge at Heathrow T3. This is part of our series of .....

by Rhys Jones36 comments

Review: the British Airways Galleries Club lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

This is our review of the British Airways Galleries Club business class lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the .....

This is our review of the British Airways Galleries Club business class lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3. This is .....

by Rhys Jones51 comments

Review: the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at Heathrow Terminal 3

This is our review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3. With Virgin Atlantic now having sent two Clubhouse passes to all Flying Club Silver members we thought it was .....

This is our review of the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 3. With Virgin Atlantic .....

by Rhys Jones43 comments

Review: the new(er) Aspire lounge at Edinburgh Airport

This is our review of the new, second Aspire lounge at Edinburgh Airport. It is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here. For the past .....

This is our review of the new, second Aspire lounge at Edinburgh Airport. It is part of our series of reviews .....

by Rhys Jones8 comments

Review: the Aspire Lounge, Newcastle Airport (now used by BA)

This is our review of the Aspire lounge at Newcastle Airport. It is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here. All this week, in partnership .....

This is our review of the Aspire lounge at Newcastle Airport. It is part of our series of reviews of airport .....

by Rhys Jones30 comments

Review: the Northern Lights lounge at Aberdeen Airport

This is our review of the Northern Lights lounge at Aberdeen Airport. It is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here. All this week, in .....

This is our review of the Northern Lights lounge at Aberdeen Airport. It is part of our series of reviews of .....

by Rhys Jones15 comments

Review: the Aspire lounge at Birmingham Airport

This is our review of the Aspire lounge at Birmingham Airport. It is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here. All this week, in .....

This is our review of the Aspire lounge at Birmingham Airport. It is part of our series of reviews of airport .....

by Rhys Jones52 comments

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