Anyone that’s passed through one of London’s airports knows how hectic the process can be. Surviving Heathrow airport with your patience still intact is a challenge in itself. If you often travel for business then you may wll have spent time in one of the many airport lounges, relaxing or preparing work. With so many spread across London’s airports, it can be hard to make a decision on which lounge will best suit your needs. This guide highlights some of the best airport lounges London has to offer, to ensure that you have a more enjoyable and relaxing trip.
Regus Express Lounge, Gatwick
The Regus Express Lounge at Gatwick is ideal if you’re travelling for business and you need to prepare for your trip or finish off some last minute work when you arrive back. The private lounge includes 11 generously sized meeting rooms which can be reserved in advance, perfect for meeting clients or holding presentations in privacy. Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi along with access to printing and copying facilities means that there’s no need to worry if you forget any paperwork. Other amenities include a catering service with hot food and drinks, plus showers. This lounge can be found in the South Terminal, with prices ranging depending on the facilities and amount of space you need.
Premium Plaza Lounge, Heathrow
Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest airports and has more lounges than any other in the world. You will find the Premium Plaza Lounge in the Queen’s Terminal. Winner of Priority Pass’s 2016 Lounge of the Year award, this world class lounge offers visitors a premium quality service in a luxurious and contemporary setting. Freshly prepared gourmet food is served daily, with a variety of alcoholic beverages available on request. This lounge is perfect for anyone looking to unwind after a stressful business trip. There are private resting rooms and luxurious showers so you can get the rest you need before heading to your next meeting. If you really want to relax then you can take advantage of the built-in wellness spa.
London City Airport, Business Lounge
If your meeting is in the heart of London, then you may choose to fly directly into the City of London. As one of London’s smaller airports, London City Airport has just two lounges open to the public. The business lounge at the airport is designed for those who want to catch up on work while waiting for their flight . You won’t find any dazzling features such as a spa or award-winning restaurants but, it does offer a quiet place to prepare for your trip without distraction. A full catering service offers food and drink, with Wi-Fi available if you need to complete any work. This lounge is perfect for anyone who is just passing through and does not wish to spend a lot of money on extra features. At the modest price of £35 per person, the business lounge at LCA is an inexpensive way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the airport itself.
Aspire Executive Lounge, Luton
Luton airport is located further away from the center of London than any of its sister airports but is still a popular choice for business travelers either arriving into or departing from London. The Aspire Executive lounge is a contemporary haven away from the hectic crowds, offering travelers the opportunity to relax in a luxurious setting before their flight. The lounge’s restaurant has an expansive menu consisting of freshly made food and a variety of drinks. Business travelers will be able to focus on their work in one of the many designated quiet areas, which offer free Wi-Fi as standard. If you’re looking to relax then you can take a nap in one of the futuristic SnoozePods or, really unwind at the Bliss Spa, which offers a variety of treatments. Considering the quality of facilities available and the modest price of £25.99, this lounge is a great option if you decide to use LLA.
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