Heathrow Airport goes above and beyond when it comes to lounges. In total, there are 42 lounges across the airport, comprised of airport lounges as well as airline lounges.
No matter which airline you’re flying with, or which terminal you’re departing from or arriving at, there’s an airport lounge available for you to book into.
Plaza Premium Lounges (Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5)
Every terminal has a Plaza Premium Lounge, within which you can relax and unwind or quietly catch up on some work. On offer for guests is a generous selection of complimentary, freshly-made food, a fully tendered bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, luxurious shower rooms, as well as private relaxation rooms (Terminal 2 Arrivals and Departures, and Terminal 4 Departures only), and the Wellness Spa (Terminal 2 Arrivals and Departures only).
Club Aspire Lounge (Terminal 3)
Everything you would expect from an airport lounge, whether you’re travelling for business or leisure. Includes the award-winning Bliss Spa. Located at Lounge D, after security and near Gate 9.
No 1 Lounges – Bedrooms (Terminal 3)
If you have a stopover of three hours or more and really want to put your feet up, these lounges are perfect. This is the only overnight accommodation available in Terminal 3, and offers airside twin and single rooms, ensuite shower, toiletries and fluffy towels. There’s a minimum stay of three hours, and No 1 Lounges Bedrooms are only suitable if you’re transferring through Terminal 3.
No 1 Lounges – Lounge and Travel Spa (Terminal 3)
This award-winning lounge gives you the opportunity to relax in style. As well as the freshly prepared food and excellent range of complimentary drinks, you can enjoy unlimited Wi-Fi, use of the games room and cinema, the family room or, for an extra fee, indulge in a treatment from the No 1 Travel Spa or rest up in either the single or twin bedrooms. Located at Lounge F, after security.
Rest and Relaxation Room (Terminal 3)
This tranquil space requires no booking, and is dedicated to connecting passengers with long layovers who just want to put their feet up and rest. Entry is free, and you’ll find comfortable sofas and lounges, as well as a snack machine and flight information screen inside the lounge. Located after security, between Gates 24 and 25.
SkyTeam Lounge (Terminal 4)
Located opposite Gate 10, after security, the first SkyTeam branded lounge is spread over two levels and gives you an airfield view and all the space to need to relax or catch up on some work. There’s a fully tended bar, business area, quiet area with day beds, wellness centre offering Clarins treatments, a yoga room, and showers.
Aspire – The Lounge and Spa (Terminal 5)
The most ‘British’ of the airport lounges at Heathrow, Aspire Lounge and Spa is dominated by soaring windows on two sides offering dramatic views of the runway action all around. There is a complimentary British-inspired seasonal menu, showers, a dedicated work zone and free Wi-Fi, comfortable seating with unrivalled runway views, iconic cocktails and the Bliss Spa, offering facials, manicures and pedicures. You can book into this lounge online or pay at the door. Located near Gate A18, after security.
Heathrow by Invitation – VIP Windsor Suite
As the name suggests, this lounge is for paying passengers who don’t mind handing over quite a bit of cash for some very exclusive lounge time. Prices start at 2,750 pounds (around AU$4,900) plus VAT for up to three people on an arriving or departing flight. For your money, you get a private lounge facility for groups of up to 12, a dedicated security and passport control area and a limousine transfer to or from the aircraft, regardless of terminal. Heathrow by Invitation is open to Business and First Class passengers only.
Heathrow Family Lounge
This dedicated family zone has everything frazzled parents need. There are active play and gaming areas for the kids, as well as quiet spaces for children to chill out. For adults, there is plenty of comfortable seating. The Heathrow Family Lounge is free to enter, and located on the upper level of Terminal 3 at Lounge A, with lift access behind the Ted Baker store.
There is a staggering number of airline lounges at Heathrow Airport, with the largest being the British Airways lounges, Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounge, American Airlines (Admirals Lounge and Flagship Lounge) lounges and United lounges (United Club Lounge and United Global First Lounge). Below is an introduction to just a few of the lounges at Heathrow Airport.
British Airways Lounges
As you’d expect, British Airways has quite a presence at Heathrow Airport with eight lounges in total: five departure lounges and one arrivals lounge.
British Airways Galleries Club Lounges
There are three British Airways Galleries Club Lounges at Terminal 5, which offer access to guests flying BA Club (Business Class) or First (First Class), as well as Gold and Silver BA Executive Club members and equivalent Oneworld alliance members. Facilities include designer sofas and furnitures, a wide choice of complimentary food and drinks, a 20-seat cinema, free Wi-Fi, and the Elemis Spa at South Galleries Club offers complimentary 15-minute treatments and has 20 shower suites in which you can freshen up.
British Airways Galleries First Lounge
This lounge is open to first class travellers and BA Gold members/Oneworld Emeralds. Inside the spacious lounge you’ll find a wine gallery and champagne bar, coffee house and deli.
British Airways Galleries Arrivals Lounge
If you’ve just jetted into Terminal 5 from a long-haul flight and you’re a Club World, First and BA Gold card holder, the BA Galleries Arrivals Lounge provides a great welcome. You can freshen up in one of the 94 showers, enjoy a free 15-minute Elemis Spa treatment, and take advantage of the valet suit pressing service and buffet breakfast on offer.
British Airways Concorde Room
There’s also the elegant BA Concorde Room, for First Class customers and BA Premier members. It offers intimate fine dining, concierge desk, business suite and hotel-style rooms with ensuite facilities.
The Qantas London Lounge
The first dedicated Qantas lounge at Heathrow Airport opened in December 2017 at Terminal 3. The two-level space has a capacity for 230 passengers and features highlights such as two bars, spacious shower suites, dining area (buffet and à la carte Rockpool menu), business section and a children’s zone.
Something to look forward to is the tended bar on the lounge’s upper level, showcasing some of Australia’s finest gins such as boutique Victorian gin Four Pillars, while serving up one of the UK’s favourite drinks: the gin and tonic.
The Qantas London Lounge is open to Qantas First and Business passengers, Qantas Club members on Qantas flights, holders of a Qantas Club lounge invitation who are on a Qantas flight, Qantas Platinum One, Platinum and Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers and their Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire equivalents, Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold members, plus First and Business Class passengers of Oneworld airlines departing from London Heathrow Terminal 3 (American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, JAL, LATAM, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines). If you have any questions about your lounge eligibility, talk to you Flight Centre Travel Expert.
Qantas London Lounge travel tip: Even if you’re departing the UK, make sure you keep your socket adaptor in your carry-on luggage because all powerpoints within the Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow use a standard UK socket.
Virgin Atlantic Lounges
Located in the Upper Class Wing at Terminal 3, the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is the airline’s flagship Clubhouse and is all about giving guests the VIP treatment. No wonder it’s regarded as one of the world’s best business class airline lounges. The award-winning Clubhouse features a complimentary a la carte menu, a 14-metre bar serving up complimentary cocktails created by London’s famous Dandelyan bar, a viewing deck with great views and comfortable seats, a games room, showers, luggage storages and the renowned Clubhouse Spa. You can access the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse if you are an Upper Class passenger or Flying Club Gold Member. You can bring a guest along with you if they’re travelling on the same flight. If you’re curious about your lounge eligibility, talk to you Flight Centre Travel Expert.