Will I have lounge access? A complete list of the lounges currently open in major UK airports

Sep 10, 2020

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Editor’s note: This story has been updated with new information.

For many frequent flyers, a visit to the airport lounge before a flight is an important part of the travel experience.

So, as travel restrictions start to loosen up and many of us are taking back to the skies, you may be curious which lounges you’ll have access to. Before you get to the airport, it’s helpful to know so you’re not wandering around a terminal only to be greeted with the closed door of a lounge.

BA kicked things off in July when the airline reopened the First and Arrivals lounges at T5 at Heathrow, and now both the Galleries North and South lounges have followed suit.

Related: How COVID-19 changed BA’s Galleries South lounge for the better

However, many of the airport lounges in smaller, regional airports remain closed, including all No.1 Lounges as well as BA’s Terraces lounges.

Related: The 8 do’s and don’ts in an airport lounge

We will keep this post updated as and when get news of more lounge reopenings. Also note that the linked reviews in this article are from pre-COVID times.

In This Post

London Heathrow (LHR)

All of Heathrow’s arriving and departing flights have been temporarily consolidated into Terminal 2 and Terminal 5, meaning airlines with dedicated lounges in the closed terminals will be offering passengers access to equivalent lounges.

Terminal 2

Terminal 5

While the Concorde Room remains closed, Concorde Room Card holders and passengers flying in First will have access to a sectioned off area of the First lounge, which has been dubbed “The Concorde Terrace”, open daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Related: How can you access the British Airways Concorde Room Lounge?

London Gatwick (LGW)

North Terminal

  • Club Aspire Gatwick — open (daily from 4:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • No.1 Lounge — open (daily from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Clubrooms — closed
  • My Lounge — closed
  • British Airways — closed

Eligible BA passengers are permitted to use the Club Aspire Lounge in the North Terminal.

South Terminal

  • Club Aspire — closed
  • No.1 Lounge — closed
  • Clubrooms — closed
  • My Lounge — closed

Manchester (MAN)

Terminal 1

  • Aspire Lounge — open (daily from 4:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • Escape Lounge — open (daily from 4:15 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
  • 1903 Lounge — closed

Terminal 2

After initally reopening, the airport has once again closed Manchester’s Terminal 2. All flights due to depart from Terminal 2 will now depart from Terminal 1.

  • Escape Lounge — closed
  • Aspire Lounge — closed

Terminal 3

  • Escape Lounge — closed
  • 1903 Lounge — closed

The airport’s private terminal PremiAir is also currently closed.

London Stansted (STN)

  • The Escape Lounge — open (daily from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.; groups of more than four are not permitted)

London Luton (LTN)

  • Aspire Executive Lounge — open (daily from 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • Clubrooms — closed

Aberdeen (ABZ)

  • Northern Lights Executive Lounge — open (Sunday to Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday 4 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
  • British Airways — closed

Belfast City (BHD)

  • Aspire Lounge — closed
  • British Airways — closed

Birmingham (BHX)

  • Aspire Lounge — open (daily from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Aspire Lounge [South] — closed
  • Emirates Lounge — closed
  • No1 Lounge — closed
  • Clubrooms — closed

Bristol (BRS)

  • Aspire Lounge — open (daily from 5 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.)
  • AspirePlus Lounge — closed

Edinburgh (EDI)

  • Aspire Lounge — open (daily from 4:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.)
  • No1 Lounge — closed
  • British Airways — closed

Glasgow (GLA)

  • Lomond Lounge — open (daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.)
  • UpperDeck Lounge — closed
  • British Airways — closed

Newcastle (NCL)

  • Aspire lounge — open (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • British Airways — closed

Guests are still able to book entry to the UpperDeck Lounge, however, this will temporarily be a section of the Lomond Lounge.

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