London Heathrow airport (IATA code: LHR) has 4 terminals and is one of the world’s busiest international airports. In this guide we will review every single airport lounge at London Heathrow. Now there happens to be 39 Heathrow airport lounges which we believe is the highest number of lounges for any single airport in the world!
So whether you are looking for a lounge from a major airline or a paid-for-entry VIP lounge at London Heathrow then please read on…
Access rules for each Heathrow lounge is explained and lounges are also marked by alliance and whether entry is possible by payment or via the Priority Pass program. Click here for a special 10% discount on annual Priority Pass membership which provides unlimited access to 7 Heathrow lounges.
We will look at each Heathrow airport terminal in reverse order:
- Terminal 5 – opened in 2008, used by British Airways.
- Terminal 4 – opened in 1986, used by Skyteam alliance airlines.
- Terminal 3 – mainly used by Oneworld alliance airlines plus Emirates and Virgin Atlantic.
- Terminal 2 – known as the Queen’s Terminal, opened in 2014 and housing Star Alliance airlines plus Aer Lingus.
- Note that Terminal 1 has been closed since 30 June 2015.
See here for detailed official maps of each terminal.
Heathrow Terminal 5 Lounges
Aspire Lounge and Spa T5 [PAID][PRIORITY PASS] – Opened in August 2015, this is the first (and only) independent third party lounge at Terminal 5. Good for those who don’t have BA/Oneworld lounge access. Run as a joint venture between Swissport and Collinson Group (Priority Pass). The compact 370m² lounge features a modern design with bar, comfortable seating, floor-to-ceiling windows with runway views, business zone, quiet area with rest pods and (paid) Bliss spa facilities. Located near Gate A18. Access to Priority Pass holders and paying guests (£40 at the door). Open 0500-2300. You can book the Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge here
British Airways Lounges [ONEWORLD] – British Airways operates from Heathrow T5 and has the world’s largest airline lounge complex at the terminal covering an incredible 15,000m² in total and seating up to 2,500 passengers. There are 6 BA lounges at the terminal – 5 departure lounges (open from 0530 until the last BA departure) and a BA arrivals lounge.