There are three kinds of travellers – those who dread waiting at airports before flights, those who love it, and those who don’t care.
I personally love it as I like browsing airport bookshops and have a nasty habit of buying a new book every time I fly out.
But there are certain busy travel days when I need work done and therefore need a decent working space, or I just feel quite burnt out from all the travelling and would like the seclusion of a lounge.
Take Heathrow airport in London for example. While one can get lost with all the shops inside the airport, it’s still tricky to find a quiet working space as it’s a very busy airport throughout the year.
Thankfully, there’s a lounge at Terminal 3 of London Heathrow that is available for purchase of 3-hour use per person.
No. 1 Traveller has airport lounges all over UK Airports. On this particular departure, I am using the airport lounge in London Heathrow, at Terminal 3.
Booking the lounge access from the website was very easy and straightforward. I just supplied my flight number and the airport where I wanted lounge access.
After booking, an email with confirmation and instructions how to find No.1 Traveller in Heathrow was emailed to me.
Price for the No.1 Airport lounge in Heathrow:
GBP 30 / adult and GBP 15 / child (website price)
An extra GBP 5.00 / adult and GBP 2.50 / child applies if booking is made on arrival.
For a very reasonable price, this is what you will get:
A fully tended bar, free and unlimited wi-fi, with lots of seating spaces arranged for different travellers (solo, couples or group)
Even though it was fairly busy when we arrived (peak hour departure this was between 1600-2000 ), it wasn’t noisy and the staff we really proactive in helping out guests who just arrived in allocating and finding vacant seats.
There’s a free flow of food and drinks in a buffet. They offer salads, pasta, fruit, bread, cheese and soup. Drinks that are included in the pass are water, juice, and canned soft drinks.
And if the buffet offering doesn’t tempt you, they also have an ala carte menu, where there are 1-2 meals that are included for free.
One of them is this chicken caesar pita pocket.
After having my early dinner , I managed to look around the lounge and was impressed with things that I found.
Not only are there showers and toilets, there’s even a spa (with treatments that range from 15 – 90 minutes), and Bedrooms (but this is to be booked separately).
There’s also a cinema room (with movie screenings) that included a snack and drinks bar.
There’s also a game / recreation room with a Foosball table and iMac desktops.
Those travelling with little ones will be happy to know that there is a family room:
There are lots of private function rooms, which I can imagine would be helpful for colleagues travelling and needing to hold a meeting prior to their travels.
As London Heathrow is one of the major international hubs and transit ports in the world, No.1 Traveller Lounge is really quite god-sent for travellers.
For one, you don’t need to be a frequent flier of any airline. Nor do you need to be travelling in First or Business (though there is a dress code).
And another thing that I like about No.1 Traveller Lounge? Not only was I able to catch up on work and eat decent food , it also prevented me from unnecessary shopping at the airport!
The lounge is open from 0430 AM to 22:30 (10:30 PM)
I was a guest of No.1 Traveller Airport Louge in Heathrow. But all thoughts , opinions and views are mine.