British Airways Lounges

British Airways features a variety of lounges at all 3 London airports. Additional lounge facilities are available at airports across the UK and globally. For an overview of the different types of lounges featured by British Airways click here.


British Airways PlcAs British Airways main hub, the airline offers a wide variety of lounges spread between Terminals 1, 3 & 5.  However, the vast majority of Britsh Airways flights at Heathrow operate out of Terminal 5 and passengers travelling in First, Club World or Club Europe or who are a Gold or Silver Executive Club member, will have access to Terminal 5’s exclusive Galleries lounges – there are in fact 3 Galleries Club lounges, a Galleries First lounge and Concorde Lounge

Please note that both Terminal 5A and Terminal 5B have lounge facilities but there are currently no such facilities in Terminal 5C. The lounges in Terminal 5 are open between 05:00 and 22:30.

Galleries lounges in Terminal 5A

The Concorde Room Photo of a beautiful British Airways lounge

For customers travelling in First Class, the Concorde Lounge is a place for both serious relaxation and serious business, the soothingly understated opulence and calm of the Concorde Room provides a genuinely exclusive environment for First passengers. Features of the lounge include:

  • an intimate dining with elegantly designed booths and full waiter service
  • the Concorde Bar
  • state-of-the-art business suite capable of seating eight with PCs and full printing facilities
  • three private cabanas – hotel-style rooms with a comfortable day bed and ensuite bathroom
  • a terrace and viewing area where you can enjoy a relaxing drink and spectacular views

Galleries First

Available for Gold Executive Club members and customers travelling in First Class. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, you’ll find your needs catered for with:

  • a Champagne Bar, Gold Bar and Wine Gallery
  • a Coffee House
  • the Refectory & Deli
  • a terrace and viewing area
  • a dedicated work and entertainment zone installed with full Microsoft Office software package
  • free Wi-Fi throughout
  • Kids Zone designed by El Ultimo Grito


British Airways Lounge


Galleries Club lounges

Available to Gold and Silver Executive Club members, as well as those travelling in First, Club World and Club Europe, the Galleries Club lounges offer a range of luxury amenities throughout, including:

  • the Chef’s Theatre and Food Court with a view into the kitchen
  • a deli and coffee house
  • a 20 seater cinema
  • free Wi-Fi throughout
  • dedicated work and entertainment zone with desktop computers and printers
  • a complimentary Silver Bar
  • a specially designed KidsZone

British Airways PlcThere is a Galleries Club lounge at both ends of Terminal 5 as well as in the satellite building, Terminal 5B. If you are departing from Terminal 5A, you must use the lounges within 5A and not go to Terminal 5B as you will not be able to return to 5A. If you are departing from Terminal 5C, you must use the lounges in 5A or 5B as there are no lounge facilities in 5C.

Galleries Arrivals lounge

The Galleries Arrivals lounge is available for those travelling in First and Club World, or Gold Executive Club members travelling longhaul. All oneworld® Emerald and Sapphire members flying British Airways may also access the lounge.

The comfortable lounge allows you to pause, unwind, collect your thoughts and freshen up. Make sure you’re ready for the day ahead with an invigorating power shower, help yourself to food and drink or catch up on some work.

You can also enjoy a complimentary well-being treatment at the Elemis Travel Spa while the valet service presses your suit, ensuring you leave looking as good as you feel.

The Galleries Arrivals lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 5 is open daily from 05.00 to 14.00.

arrivals lounge t5








Galleries Club lounge in Terminal 5B

If you’re travelling on a longhaul flight from Terminal 5B, it is suggested that passengers use the dedicated Galleries Club lounge. This satelite lounge offers the same facilities as the Galleries Club lounges in Terminal 5A. It also means that passengers will be closer to their boarding gate, as the journey between 5A and 5B takes approximately 15 minutes.

If you are departing from Terminal 5B or Terminal 5C, we recommend that you leave the lounge 35 minutes before departure to ensure you arrive at the boarding gate no later than 20 minutes before departure.

In Terminal 3 there is a Galleries First and Galleries Club lounge while in Terminal 1 passengers travelling with British Airways can make use of the International Lounge. Access to these lounges is dependent on the class of travel booked or membership level within the British Airways Executive Club.



Gatwick North Terminal


Situated on Level 4 of the North Terminal, British Airways offers both a First lounge for those passengers travelling First Class long-haul as well as a Galleries Lounge for passengers travelling in Club Europe and Club World as well as for qualifying members of the British Airways Executive Club.



London City British Airways A318 London City Airport

Situated at Gate 24 is British Airways dedicated Club World London City lounge, styled on Heathrow’s Galleries concept. It is a dedicated departure lounge area where you can make use of free Wi-Fi, pick up a newspaper or magazine and enjoy a selection of drinks and snacks. Please note this lounge is only for use by passengers travelling to New York.