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London Heathrow Airport Lounges: The Complete Guide (40 Lounges in 2022)

London Heathrow airport (IATA code: LHR, ICAO: EGLL) 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 40 Heathrow airport lounges which we believe is the highest number of lounges for any single airport in the world! Note, 8 lounges are temporarily closed.

So whether you are looking for a lounge from a major airline or a paid-for-entry 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, via the Priority Pass or DragonPass annual lounge access programs or directly by American Express Platinum cards.

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We will look at each Heathrow airport terminal in reverse order:

See here for detailed official maps of each terminal.

Heathrow Terminal 5 Lounges

There are currently 9 lounges at London Heathrow T5:

  • Plaza Premium Lounge Terminal 5 [book]
  • Club Aspire Lounge Terminal 5 [book]
  • British Airways Galleries Club North/South/T5B
  • British Airways Galleries Club First
  • British Airways Concorde Room
  • British Airways Arrivals Lounge Terminal 5
  • Regus Express Terminal 5

Plaza Premium Lounge Terminal 5

[PAID][DRAGONPASS][AMEX PLATINUM] – In late 2017 the independent Plaza Premium group opened a 465m² lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5 which can seat 200 people. It features a cafe-bar area, floor-to-ceiling windows with good views, individual pod-style seats and newspapers/magazines. A shower is available at extra charge (£20).

The consensus is that the Plaza Premium is the slightly better of the 2 independent lounges at Terminal 5.

plaza premium lounge t5 london heathrow

Located on level 2 departures next to gate A7. Access is available to paying guests (from £44), DragonPass members and American Express Platinum card holders. Priority Pass members do not have access so this lounge tends to be a bit less busy than the Club Aspire T5 lounge. Open 0530-2130. You can book the Plaza Premium Lounge T5 (with discount) here

Club Aspire Lounge Terminal 5

[PAID][PRIORITY PASS] – Opened in 2015, this is one of two independent third party lounges at Terminal 5.

It is run as a joint venture between Swissport and Collinson Group (Priority Pass). The narrow and compact 370m² lounge features a modern design with bar and buffet, comfortable seating, floor-to-ceiling windows with excellent runway views, business zone and quiet area with rest pods. Showers are available, charged at an extra £20.

club aspire t5 lounge london heathrow

It is located near Gate A18. Access to Priority Pass holders, paying guests (from £40 online) and Qatar Airways passengers. Note, it can get very busy at peak hours! Open 0500-2100. You can book the Aspire T5 Lounge here

British Airways Lounges at Terminal 5

[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 0500-2200) and a BA arrivals lounge.

British Airways Galleries Club Lounges T5 (3)

There are 3 business class Galleries Club Lounges at Terminal 5. Galleries South Club Lounge T5 (seats 830) and Galleries North Club Lounge T5 (seats 440) are both on the upper level of the main T5A building. There is also a Galleries T5B Club Lounge (seats 370) at the T5B satellite terminal.

british airways galleries south lounge - london heathrow t5

Access to BA Galleries Club lounges is given to Club (business class) or First (first class) passengers, Gold and Silver BA Executive Club members, Iberia and Qatar Airways premium/elite passengers plus equivalent Oneworld alliance elites. This being BA’s home airport these lounges can get very busy.

Facilities and furnishings are similar across the Galleries Club lounges. There are bars with a comprehensive drinks menu and champagne is available on request. The food offerings can vary throughout the day from a breakfast spread, a lunchtime hot food buffet to sandwiches in the afternoon.

Note that the Elemis Spa facilities that were at Galleries South and T5B have been permanently closed. The shower facilities at Galleries North and South remain.

The South lounge also has a kids zone and a 20 seat cinema. There are restricted views of the apron on one side and views inside the terminal building on the other.

The smaller Galleries Club Lounge North does offer very good views of the north runway (09L-27R).

british airways galleries north lounge - london heathrow t5

British Airways Galleries First Lounge T5

This is available for First (first class) travellers and BA Gold members/Oneworld Emeralds at the First Wing located at the southern concourse of T5. The lounge seats 542 and has a wine gallery and champagne bar, coffee house, refectory and deli. The food and drink offering is better than at Galleries Club. There is a dedicated working space and a light and airy terrace area with good views.

british airways galleries first lounge london heathrow t5
British Airways Galleries First Lounge – Photo credit: richardmoross/flickr

British Airways Concorde Room

For First customers and BA Premier members there is the elegant Concorde Room (seats 156), named after the old supersonic aircraft. BA Gold members who fly 5,000 tier points per year get a special Concorde Room card which gives them access.

With some quirky decor, it has an intimate fine-dining area, Concorde bar, concierge desk, business suite, terrace plus 3 private cabanas – which include a lounging chair, desk, TV and en-suite facilities.

The Concorde Room is located past the First Wing entrance via the First Lounge at the southern concourse of T5. There is also a manned special access door just past South security.

British Airways Arrivals Lounge Terminal 5

The 156 seat British Airways Galleries Arrivals Lounge is available only for arriving long-haul passengers (either Club World, First or BA Gold card holders). It is not available for short-haul BA passengers or any guests.

The BA Arrivals Lounge facilities include a hydrotherapy zone with 94 shower rooms, a free 15 minute Elemis Spa treatment, valet suit pressing service and good breakfast buffet until 1230. Note, the lounge lacks windows and natural light.

It is located on the 1st floor of T5 public area, access via the orange lift or escalator. Open 0500-1400.

british airways arrivals lounge sign london heathrow

Regus Express Business Lounge T5

[PAID][DRAGONPASS] – Regus, the flexible office and workspace provider has a small Regus Express lounge at Heathrow T5. The lounge contains private work-spaces, free WiFi, printing and copying facilities and complimentary tea/coffee/water. 5 meeting rooms are also available for hire by the hour. Note, there are no shower facilities.

Basic lounge access is granted to DragonPass members. Paid entry is also possible. Located on the 1st floor of Terminal 5 public area between the BA arrivals lounge and Heathrow VIP, access via the red lift. Reception is open 0830-1800 Mon-Fri.

Heathrow VIP

[PAID] – Heathrow has opened up its VIP Windsor Suite at the southern end of Terminal 5 to paying passengers. Costing from £2,250 + VAT, it offers groups of up to 12 people a private lounge facility, a dedicated security and passport control area and a limousine transfer to/from the aircraft – regardless of terminal.

A Black Service (from £2,750 + VAT) for up to 3 passengers also includes transfers within a 25 mile radius of the airport.

An extensive food and drinks menu are available in the lounge. Meetings are possible with up to 2 non-flying guests and despite the cost you effectively bypass the main terminal and other travellers. Available to business and first class passengers only. Open 0530-2230. More info can be found here

Heathrow Terminal 4 Lounges

Terminal 4 was reopened in June 2022. There are currently 7 lounges at London Heathrow T4:

  • Plaza Premium Lounge Terminal 4 [book]
  • ART & LOUNGE [closed]
  • Etihad Lounge
  • Gulf Air Falcon Lounge
  • Qatar Airways Premium Lounge
  • Qatar Airways Frequent Flyer Lounge
  • Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge T4 [closed]

Note, the Skyteam lounge and Malaysia Airlines Golden lounge at T4 have been closed down permanently. We await confirmation of lounge re-openings.

Plaza Premium Lounge Terminal 4

[PAID][DRAGONPASS][AMEX PLATINUM] – A stylish independent lounge offering from Plaza Premium group at T4. Located above Gate 1 this 790m² lounge has comfortable seating, food station and fully-tended bar, newspapers/magazines, productivity pods, showers and free WiFi.

Access is available to DragonPass members, American Express Platinum cardholders or via paid entry (£40 for 2 hours). Note that DragonPass customers may need to pay to use the showers. Open 0530-2200 daily. You can book the Plaza Premium Lounge T4 (with discount) here

plaza premium lounge t4 heathrow

ART & LOUNGE (EL AL)

[EL AL] – Art & Lounge has a stylish 340m² lounge facility near Gate 2 at Terminal 4 which was the former EL AL King David Lounge until July 2019. There is seating for up to 150 guests including first and business class zones plus a bar and snack counter. It is open to EL AL premium passengers (and was also previously open to paying customers). Open 0600-1100 and 1500-1800. Temporarily closed.

Etihad Lounge

[ETIHAD] – Etihad re-opened its refurbished lounge in June 2022. Previously it had been known as the House and had been managed by No1 Lounges.

The 600m² lounge includes a bar with extensive menu, self-service buffet, à la carte dining area, computer stations, kids zone, a prayer room and showers.

Lounge access is still granted to first and business class Etihad passengers and Etihad Guest Platinum and Gold members. Located near gate 10. Open 0600-2130.

Gulf Air Falcon Lounge

[GULF AIR] – Gulf Air’s 600m² lounge next to gate 6 has stylish, contemporary decor with Arabic influence with a pleasant blue and neutral colour scheme. It contains 120 seats with a bar, buffet and dining area plus a business centre, shower facilities and excellent runway views. Access is for premium and elite Gulf Air passengers. Open 0600-2200.

gulfair falcon lounge london heathrow t4

Qatar Airways Premium Lounge

[QATAR AIRWAYS] – Qatar’s dedicated 750m² lounge is for first and business class revenue passengers only – no guests are permitted. This neat and luxurious lounge has stylish furnishings, good shower facilities, a bar, deli counter and brasserie serving Arabian and international fare. It has undergone a refurbishment during the T4 closure. Opposite gate 6, open 0500-2030. Oneworld elites are directed to the following lounge:

Qatar Airways Frequent Flyer Lounge

[ONEWORLD] – Qatar opened a new lounge in 2022 for non-revenue (points) business/first class ticket holders and for OneWorld Emerald and Sapphire elite frequent flyers flying Oneworld (Qatar/Malaysia Airlines/Royal Air Maroc). Guests are permitted. The lounge has a comfortable seating, a decent buffet offering, business area and shower facilities. On level 2, opposite gate 6 after security. Open 0500-2200.

Heathrow Terminal 4 Arrivals Lounges

Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge T4

[PAID][DRAGONPASS][AMEX PLATINUM] – Opened in April 2017, this compact arrivals lounge has capacity for 75 guests and includes 25 shower rooms, a lounge-bar area with modern decor and a private meeting room. There is a small self-service buffet area whilst drinks are ordered from the bar.

plaza premium t4 arrivals lounge london heathrow

It is located in the arrival hall (public side) on the mezzanine level, open 0500-2200. Access is priced from around £44. DragonPass members and American Express Platinum cardholders get free access. Temporarily closed.

Heathrow Terminal 3 Lounges

T3 is home to some of the very best lounges at London Heathrow including the American Express Centurion, Cathay Pacific, Qantas and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse.

There are currently 14 lounges at T3:

  • No1 Lounge Heathrow [book]
  • Club Aspire Lounge Terminal 3 [book]
  • American Express Centurion Lounge T3
  • American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge [closed]
  • American Airlines International First Class Lounge [closed]
  • British Airways Galleries Club and Galleries First Lounges
  • Cathay Pacific Business and First Lounge
  • Emirates Lounge
  • Qantas Lounge
  • Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Lounge
  • American Airlines Arrivals Lounge
  • Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge T3 [closed]
  • Virgin Atlantic Revivals Lounge

No1 Lounge Heathrow

[PAID][PRIORITY PASS][DRAGONPASS] – This is the flagship 970m² facility of No1 Lounges which was acquired by Collinson/Swissport in 2021. The lounge is located upstairs, just follow signs for Lounge F, gates 13-22.

This is a stylish lounge open to paying guests – costs from £36 for a 3 hour stay. Free access is given to Priority Pass and DragonPass members – though holders can be turned away in the event that the lounge is full. It is possible to pay a £5 reservation fee in advance to guarantee entry.

It also accepts premium passengers from Aeromexico/Air France/Bamboo Airways/Biman/Delta/Finnair/Kenya Airways/KLM/MEA/Royal Brunei Airlines/RwandAir/Sri Lankan Airlines/Vistara/WestJet.

The lounge includes a bistro menu service and bar, games room, business centre, free WiFi, quiet zone, family room and apron views. For extra payment there is an à la carte menu, travel spa (showers from £15) and Airside Bedrooms (8 singles – £60 for 3 hours, 4 doubles – £90 for 3 hours) with en suite showers.

Lounge open 0500-2100. You can book the No1 Lounge T3 here

no1 lounge t3 london heathrow
No1 Lounge T3 London Heathrow

Club Aspire Lounge Terminal 3

[PAID][PRIORITY PASS][DRAGONPASS] – Lounge joint-venture from Swissport and Collinson Group which replaced the old Servisair lounge. This stylish lounge seats 120 and features a self-service buffet area, business zone, free WiFi, rest area, showers and Bliss Spa facilities. Additional food menu options possible at extra charge.

club aspire lounge t3 london heathrow

Located at Lounge D area, next to gate 9 (follow gates 1-22). Available to paying guests, Beijing Capital Airlines/Iran Air/Philippine Airlines/Tianjin Airlines premium passengers, Priority Pass and DragonPass holders. Maximum stay is 3 hours, from around £23. Open 0530-2230. You can book the Club Aspire T3 Lounge here

American Express Centurion Lounge T3

[AMEX PLATINUM] – American Express has a 650m² Centurion lounge past security at Heathrow T3 which opened in October 2021. It features stylish decor with a range of artworks, a high quality buffet with Middle-Eastern cuisine, a premium bar, work stations and shower facilities. It has a capacity for 110 guests in total.

Access is granted to AMEX Centurion and Platinum cardholders and up to 2 guests*. Entrance is also available to Delta Reserve SkyMiles cardholders (no free guests) if flying on Delta the same-day.

The lounge is located on the second floor, head left at ‘Flight Connections’. Open daily 0530-2100.

*From Feb 2023 US Platinum cardholders may be charged for guests. The standard guest fee is $50.

American Airlines Admirals Club Lounge

[ONEWORLD][PAID] – AA has its Admirals Lounge which seats 230 at Lounge H area at T3 (gates 13-22), below the Virgin Clubhouse.

The lounge contains a café bistro area with food and drink from London’s rhubarb restaurant, a circular lounge seating area, business centre, kids zone, 7 shower rooms, TV room and free WiFi.

Admirals Lounge access is for AA premium customers, Admirals Club members, Qantas Club and Oneworld Emerald members. An Admirals Club day pass costs $59. Open 0630-1330 (Admirals). Temporarily closed.

American Airlines International First Class Lounge

[ONEWORLD] The adjacent International First Class Lounge seats 134 passengers. It has a slightly better food offering though the decor is rather drab. The First Class lounge is due for a major refurbishment and will be reopened as new Flagship lounge.

The AA First Class Lounge can be accessed first class passengers and Oneworld Emeralds (including AA Executive Platinum and BA Gold). Temporarily closed.

British Airways Galleries Club and First Lounges

[ONEWORLD] – Lounge complex of 3,000m² with Galleries Club (seats 300) and Galleries First (seats 250) at Lounge F (follow gates 13-22). Contains the usual standard BA facilities but note the Elemis Spa has been permanently closed.

Both lounges has various bar and buffet areas, good selection of newspapers/magazines and business stations. The First lounge is quieter and more stylish.

Access rules are as above for the BA T5 lounges. The T3 lounges are used by premium American Airlines, Japan Airlines, Royal Jordanian and SriLankan Airlines passengers plus Oneworld elites. Open 0500-2230.

Cathay Pacific Business and First Lounge

[ONEWORLD] – The Cathay Pacific first and business class lounge opened in late 2016 following expansion and refurbishment.

At around 1,200m², the stylish and spacious lounge features the signature Noodle Bar, buffet area (Western and Asian foods), workstations, free WiFi and 8 shower rooms.

Located at Lounge C area, next to gate 11 (follow gates 1-11). Access for premium Cathay/Finnair/Oneworld passengers plus various elite Cathay/Oneworld members. Open 0530-1730.

Emirates Lounge

[EMIRATES][PAID] – The Gulf carrier has an expanded 1,025m² lounge for premium passengers which seats 260. Located near Gate 7 of T3. Access for premium passengers as well as Emirates IO, Emirates Skywards Platinum/Gold members and Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum One/Platinum/Gold travelling on Emirates.

Paid access is possible for Emirates economy passengers – lounge entrance costs a hefty $120 (Skywards members), $156 (non-members). At current exchange rates that is approximately £95 and £125 respectively.

The lounge includes a large restaurant area, computer workstations, shower facilities and a prayer room. Boarding the aircraft is done straight from the lounge.

Qantas Lounge

[ONEWORLD] – In December 2017 Qantas opened a dedicated global lounge at Terminal 3 managed by Accor, which also runs Qantas lounges in Australia and internationally. The split-level lounge has a capacity for 230 passengers and features 2 bars, dining area (buffet and à la carte Rockpool menu), business section, 6 shower suites, good aircraft views and a children’s zone.

Access is available for Qantas First and Business passengers, Qantas Club, Qantas Platinum One, Platinum and Gold Qantas Frequent Flyers, Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire, Emirates Skywards Platinum and Gold. Open 0730-2130.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Lounge

[VIRGIN ATLANTIC][DELTA] – Virgin’s flagship lounge at T3 (upper level, Lounge H, gates 13-22) and one of the world’s best business class airline lounges. This 2,500m² lounge has many different sections with funky seating, pool table/games room, library/work space, free WiFi, viewing deck, bar and dining area. The Clubhouse Spa provides complimentary spa treatments and haircuts.

Access is for Virgin Atlantic Upper Class passengers, Flying Club Gold members and Delta One passengers. Access is also available to Delta SkyMiles Diamond/Platinum Medallion members or Flying Blue Platinum flying Virgin/Delta; or Virgin Australia Velocity The Club/Gold/Platinum flying Virgin Atlantic.

Open 0630-2230.

virgin atlantic clubhouse london heathrow
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse LHR T3 – Photo credit: richardmoross/flickr

Heathrow Terminal 3 Arrivals Lounges

American Airlines Arrivals Lounge

[ONEWORLD] – American’s arrival facility at T3 reopened in summer 2016 after a major refurbishment. The lounge features 29 shower rooms, valet pressing service, work area and a breakfast/lunch buffet (with a la carte menu) and champagne bar.

Access is available for AA/BA/Cathay first and business class passengers; plus OneWorld Emerald elite/BA Premier/AA ConciergeKey. At the arrivals exit turn right and head up to level 2. Open 0630-1300.

Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge T3

[PAID][DRAGONPASS][AMEX PLATINUM] – This Plaza Premium lounge opened in July 2017 where the former Delta arrivals lounge was located. This very small arrivals facility seats up to 28 guests and has 11 showers.

Located in the ground floor arrival hall near the bus stops. Access is granted to Priority Pass and DragonPass members, American Express Platinum card holders and paying customers (from £44). Note that DragonPass customers need to pay to use the showers. Open 0500-1400. Temporarily closed.

Virgin Atlantic Revivals Lounge

[VIRGIN ATLANTIC][DELTA] – Virgin’s arrivals lounge is on the upper level after T3 arrivals and features 18 shower rooms, valet cleaning service, breakfast bar, Clubhouse spa and free WiFi. Access as described above for Virgin Clubhouse. Open 0600-1230.

Heathrow Rest & Relaxation Room

[FREE] – Not an airline lounge but a dedicated quiet rest area offered by the airport for connecting passengers. It includes comfortable sofas and loungers with a (paid) snack machine. Entrance is free and this room is located after security at T3 between gates 24 and 25.

Finally lets turn attention to the airport’s newest terminal…

Heathrow Terminal 2 Lounges

Star Alliance has a major presence at Heathrow Terminal 2 which comprises of main building T2A and satellite T2B, connected by a (long) tunnel walkway.

There are 10 lounges at Heathrow Terminal 2:

  • Plaza Premium Lounge Terminal 2 [book]
  • Aer Lingus Gold Circle Lounge
  • Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge
  • Lufthansa Business & Senator Lounge
  • Singapore Airlines SilverKris Business & First Lounge
  • United Club Lounge
  • United Global First Lounge [closed]
  • Arrivals Lounge (United) [closed]
  • Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge T2 [closed]
  • Regus Express Business Lounge T2

Plaza Premium Lounge Terminal 2

[PAID][DRAGONPASS][AMEX PLATINUM] – Stylish independent lounge offering from Plaza Premium group at T2A. Located at level 4 (A gates) at Lounge A3. This windowless lounge contains an excellent buffet, bar (2 drinks included), wellness spa and day rooms (extra charge).

Access available to Priority Pass/DragonPass members, American Express Platinum cardholders or via paid entry (£44 for 2 hours). Note that Priority Pass/DragonPass customers need to pay to use the showers. Open 0500-2100. You can book the Plaza Premium T2 Lounge (with discount) here

plaza premium t2 lounge london heathrow

Aer Lingus Gold Circle Lounge

[AER LINGUS][PAID] – Located at Lounge A2 of T2A, Aer Lingus has a 130 seat lounge which offers drinks and light snacks, comfortable armchairs, slate wall tiles, free WiFi, apron views and shower facilities. Lounge access available to US-bound Aer Lingus business class passengers, AerClub Silver, Platinum and Concierge members, customers with Advantage or AerSpace fares (European flights) and Bank of Ireland Mastercard Gold Business Card holders.

It’s possible for Aer Lingus passengers to pre-pay for a lounge pass (£30/€30). Open 0700-2200.

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

[STAR ALLIANCE] – This 700m² Air Canada facility (Lounge B3 at T2B, opposite the Singapore Airlines lounge near gate B36) has a contemporary design with split levels. It contains a bar and bistro area, quiet zone, work area and spa showers. Access granted to business class passengers, Air Canada Altitude elite, Star Alliance Gold members and Maple Leaf Club “North America Plus” and “Worldwide” members. Open 0600-2200.

Lufthansa Business & Senator Lounge

[PAID][STAR ALLIANCE] – Large 1,600m² dual lounge for Lufthansa premium passengers and Star Alliance elite members. The Business lounge seats 230; the Senator section seats 120 and can be entered using an access pass scanned at the door. The spacious lounge has comfort zones, work areas, bistro with hot and cold food, a drinks bar and apron views. The Senator lounge has slightly better food options.

The Business lounge is accessible to Lufthansa/Star Alliance premium and elite passengers. The Senator lounge can be accessed by Lufthansa First and Business class passengers, Miles&More HON Circle/Senators and Star Alliance Gold card holders.

The lounge is located at Lounge A1 at T2A, next door to the Aer Lingus lounge. Open 0500-2200.

Singapore Airlines SilverKris Business & First Lounge

[STAR ALLIANCE] – The elegant SilverKris lounge is located at Lounge B2 at the T2B satellite and has separate business and first class areas. The business class section has capacity for 158 passengers and has an Asian/Western buffet-bar area, comfy seating, selection of international newspapers/magazines and some floor-to-ceiling windows offering apron views.

The 50 seat first class section has à la carte dining options and private seating.

Access is for premium passengers of Singapore Airlines/Star Alliance plus SIA Krisflyer Elite Gold and Star Alliance Gold members. The lounge is located near gate B36 (albeit a fair walk from security) opposite the Air Canada lounge. Open 0530-2200.

United Club Lounge & United Global First Lounge

[PAID][STAR ALLIANCE] – Flagship joint United Club Lounge (Business class) and United Global First Lounge (the facility for first class passengers is temporary closed) with a combined area of around 2,043m². These stylish lounges are light and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows, comfortable seating, 8 shower suites and free WiFi.

The United Club lounge has 25 seat long bar serving unlimited drinks plus a well stocked self-service buffet area. The Global First lounge is a more intimate setting with a tea lounge, wine room and à la carte dining.

It is located at T2B satellite (Lounge B1, opposite gate B46). A one-time pass to a United Club lounge costs $59. Open 0500-2000.

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United Global First Lounge LHR T2 – Photo credit: alan-light/flickr

Heathrow Terminal 2 Arrivals Lounges

Arrivals Lounge (United)

[STAR ALLIANCE] This is the shared United/Air Canada/South African Airways arrivals lounge located just after leaving the Terminal 2 baggage reclaim and customs area. Operated by United Airlines, this compact space has comfy seats, work tables, newspaper/magazine selection, a breakfast buffet area with a la carte options and shower suites.

Note, access is only available to United Polaris business and first class passengers, United Global Services members arriving on United, Air Canada business class passengers, Altitude Super Elite 100K members arriving on Air Canada and SAA Voyager Platinum Life arriving on South African Airways. It is not available to other Star Alliance passengers and elite members. Open 0500-1400. Temporarily closed.

Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge T2

[PAID][DRAGONPASS][AMEX PLATINUM] – Next door to the Arrivals lounge is the 315m² Plaza Premium arrivals lounge. It features a cafe/bar area, newspapers/magazines, shower facilities, massage services and rest suites.

Basic lounge entry costs from £44, additional services are charged extra. Free access for DragonPass members and American Express Platinum cardholders. Open 0600-1400. Note that DragonPass customers need to pay to use the showers. Temporarily closed.

Regus Express Business Lounge T2

[PAID][DRAGONPASS] – There is a small 195m² Regus Express lounge located landside on the ground floor at the T2 arrivals terminal. The lounge contains comfy seats, workspaces and complimentary tea/coffee/water. 9 meeting rooms (seating 4-12 people) are available for hire by the hour. Note, there are no shower facilities.

Basic lounge access is granted to Regus and DragonPass members, paid entry is also possible. Open 0830-1800 Mon-Fri.

London Heathrow Airport Lounges Summary

Heathrow Airport Lounges By Numbers:
40 Heathrow airport lounges
28 Heathrow airline lounges
14 Oneworld lounges 
12 independent lounges
12 DragonPass lounges
8 arrivals lounges 
8 British Airways lounges 
6 Star Alliance lounges 
3 Priority Pass lounges
10 lounges at Terminal 2 
14 lounges at Terminal 3 
7 lounges at Terminal 4 
9 lounges at Terminal 5  

Largest Heathrow Airport Lounges: 
British Airways Lounges 
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse 
United Club/Global First Lounges 
American Airlines Admirals & First Lounges 
Lufthansa Lounge 

Heathrow Airport Lounges with DragonPass:  Plaza Premium Lounge T5, Regus Express Business Lounge T5, Plaza Premium Lounge T4, Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge T4, No1 Lounge T3, Club Aspire T3, Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge T3, Plaza Premium Lounge T2, Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge T2, Regus Express Business Lounge T2.

Heathrow Airport Lounges with Priority Pass: Plaza Premium Lounge T5, Club Aspire T3, No1 Lounge T3.

Thinking about Priority Pass membership? Click here for a special 10% discount which will provide unlimited access to 3 Heathrow airport lounges and 1,300 lounges worldwide.

Heathrow Airport Lounges with Amex Platinum: Plaza Premium Lounge T5, Plaza Premium Lounge T4, Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge T4, American Express Centurion Lounge T3, Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge T3, Plaza Premium Lounge T2, Plaza Premium Arrivals Lounge T2.

Heathrow Airport Lounges with Diner’s Club: Club Aspire T5 and Club Aspire T3.

Also see our guides to London Gatwick airport lounges and Manchester airport lounges

Last updated 19 July 2022. This article was first published in 2011 – the original complete guide to all LHR lounges.

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