Review: British Airways Galleries Lounge London Heathrow

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British Airways has multiple Galleries Lounges at London Heathrow, though the lounge I went to was near my connecting gate for my onward flight to Amsterdam. You can access the Galleries Lounge if you’re flying Club World, Club Europe, or are a oneworld Sapphire or Emerald member. On this trip, I showed my Club World boarding pass from my flight from JFK and was promptly admitted.

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The lounge is located on the third floor, with the second floor being home to the First Class lounges.


The lounge was crowded beyond belief – actually, overcrowded. Seats were few and far between, and finding a usable electrical outlet was near impossible. Actually, the two that I found available were so “loose” that my charging cord kept falling out, which was frustrating. I eventually sat down and propped up the charging cord against my suitcase, which worked, but probably wasn’t the safest idea ever.

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The food service was decent, and I caught the tail end of the breakfast offering and into lunch.





The afternoon tea sandwiches were quite tasty and you’ll find the sections hear to be much more than what’s on offer in a domestic US lounge.


Plenty of pasta, too. It looked good, though didn’t have any.


There’s plenty of champagne, wine and other alcoholic drinks to go around, as well as bottled water and soft drinks.



After the morning rush, the lounge died down considerably, and a wave of passengers left for their departing gates (thankfully).


If you need flight assistance, there’s a desk staffed with two or three agents willing to help, though I suspect it gets busy as the various flight banks come and go.

My Take

Overall, the lounge was a decent respite from the chaos below, and the food and drinks selection was decent. My only complaints lie with the lack of seating during busy times, and the issue I had finding a working electrical outlet – which, to me, is one of the most important features a lounge can have, especially after coming off of a transatlantic flight.

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