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A guide to Gatwick’s lounges and how to access them
Wait for your flight like a VIP — if you can get in.
As the second busiest UK airport after Heathrow, Gatwick has lounges spread over its North and South Terminals. But access and availability can vary wildly.
How do I access Gatwick’s lounges?
While some lounges are accessible to all on a pay-per-use basis, some are only accessible to members of lounge programs, high-tier frequent flyers, premium credit cardholders or first-class or business-class passengers.
Most lounges offer drinks, food and newspapers and magazines at a minimum, while others go the extra mile with spas, showers, games consoles and even private rooms if you want to catch a few hours sleep between flights. One even has a landscaped outdoor terrace to get some fresh air before being cooped up in a plane for hours.
Gatwick North terminal lounges
|Club Aspire Lounge||Inside security||Premium food, bar, newspapers and magazines||Pay-per-use or with a Priority Pass|
|My Lounge||Inside security||Bar, snacks, iMacs, PlayStation, newspapers and magazines||Pay-per-use or with a Priority Pass|
|No1 Lounge Gatwick||Inside security||Premium food, bar, sports lounge, newspapers and magazines||Pay-per-use or with a Priority Pass|
|Clubrooms||Inside security||Premium food, bar, premium security, newspapers and magazines||Pay-per-use|
|Emirates Lounge||Inside security||Premium food, bar, showers, newspapers and magazines||Emirates first-class or business-class passengers and Emirates Skywards Gold members|
|Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse||Inside security||Premium food, bar, spa, showers, newspapers and magazines||Virgin Atlantic Upper Class passengers and Flying Club Gold members|
Gatwick South terminal lounges
|No1 Lounge Gatwick||Inside security||Premium food, bar, newspapers and magazines||Pay-per-use or with a Priority Pass|
|My Lounge||Inside security||Bar, snacks, outdoor terrace, newspapers and magazines||Pay-per-use or with a Priority Pass|
|Clubrooms||Inside security||Bar, snacks, newspapers and magazines||Pay-per-use|
|British Airways Club Lounge||Inside security||Premium food, bar, showers, newspapers and magazines||British Airways First, Club World or Club Europe passengers, Silver or Gold British Airways Executive Club members or oneworld Sapphire or Emerald members.|
|British Airways First Lounge||Inside security||Bar, snacks, newspapers and magazines||British Airways First passenger, Gold British Airways Executive Club member or oneworld Emerald member.|
|Regus Express Business Lounge||Outside security||Meeting rooms, showers, tea and coffee, newspapers and magazines||Pay-per-use|
One way to gain access to a wide selection of lounges is with Priority Pass. You can get a credit card that offers membership or pay an annual fee to access 1,500 lounges across 140 countries. Depending on which membership you have, visits to lounges may be free or may require an extra per-visit fee.
When it comes to London Gatwick, Priority Pass includes access to five lounges with at least two in both terminals. As a member, you can access Gatwick lounges run by independent operators such as Aspire, MyLounge and No1 Lounges, as well as enjoy discounts at the Grain Store Café and Bar.
Using a credit card to access a lounge at Gatwick
Many premium credit cardholders can enjoy complimentary access to airport lounges without paying an entry fee. Some cards and lounges will also let you bring a guest or family members with you.
Additionally, some credit cards offer free membership to a lounge membership program, such as Priority Pass or LoungeKey, while some providers have their own branded lounges.
Our pick for Priority Pass
Chase Sapphire Reserve®
Compare credit cards that offer lounge access
Gatwick airport offers a selection of airport lounges, each with its own entrance criteria. If you fly often, compare travel credit cards to find one that can help you both at the airport and after you arrive.
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