British Airways reopens Galleries North Club lounge at Heathrow with grab-and-go service
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British Airways has announced that it will reopen its Galleries North Club lounge at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 as of Monday, 16 November. The reopening of the lounge comes after BA had made the decision to close its lounges as England went into its second national lockdown from Thursday, 5 November.
“We have listened to your feedback and we’re happy to announce that from Monday, 16 November, we will be re-opening our Galleries North Club lounge as a customer waiting area with a reduced selection of grab and go items,” the airline said on its website.
Because we’re still in lockdown through 2 December, all non-essential domestic and international travel is banned. However, for those that are travelling for essential reasons in BA’s premium classes or with relevant Executive Club status, the reopening will be a welcome addition to the current airport experience at Heathrow.
As travel started to pick up again in the summer, only some of BA’s T5 lounges reopened — namely its First, Galleries South, Galleries North and Arrivals lounges. There was also a section of the First lounge that was reserved only for Concorde Room members.
Changes such as table service rather than a buffet and the ability to order through your phone were very much welcomed by TPG U.K. staff and readers alike.
For passengers who will still have to fly through Terminal 5 for essential travel or those visiting the U.K. from abroad and will be returning home while England is in lockdown, the two alternative lounges in the terminal — the Aspire and the Plaza Premium lounge — are still closed during this time.
Nicky Kelvin contributed to this story.
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