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A guide to Gatwick’s lounges and how to access them

Want to travel like a VIP on your next holiday or business trip? Here’s our guide to all the lounges at London Gatwick airport.

Although it has just two terminals, London Gatwick has a decent choice of lounges for travellers to relax in before their flight. It’s important to note that access and availability can vary wildly.

While some lounges are accessible to all on a pay-per-use basis, some are only accessible to members of lounge programmes, high-tier frequent flyers, premium credit cardholders or first class or business class passengers.

As the second busiest UK airport after Heathrow, Gatwick has 13 lounges spread over its North and South Terminals.

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 if you’re keen to get some fresh air before being cooped up in a plane for hours.

We’ve detailed all the Gatwick airport lounges and how you can gain access to them, including those that take Priority Pass – more on this below the list.

Gatwick North terminal lounges

LocationFacilitiesEntrance criteria
Club Aspire LoungeInside securityPremium food, bar, newspapers and magazinesPay-per-use or with a Priority PassBuy pass
My LoungeInside securityBar, snacks, iMacs, PlayStation, newspapers and magazinesPay-per-use or with a Priority PassBuy pass
No1 Lounge GatwickInside securityPremium food, bar, newspapers and magazines, sports loungePay-per-use or with a Priority PassBuy pass
ClubroomsInside securityPremium food, bar, premium security, newspapers and magazinesPay-per-use
Emirates LoungeInside securityPremium food, bar, showers, newspapers and magazinesEmirates First Class or Business Class passengers and Emirates Skywards Gold members
Virgin Atlantic ClubhouseInside securityPremium food, bar, spa, showers, newspapers and magazinesVirgin Atlantic Upper Class passengers and Flying Club Gold members

Gatwick South terminal lounges

LocationFacilitiesEntrance criteria
No1 Lounge GatwickInside securityPremium food, bar, newspapers and magazinesPay-per-use or with a Priority PassBuy pass
My LoungeInside securityBar, snacks, outdoor terrace, newspapers and magazinesPay-per-use or with a Priority PassBuy pass
ClubroomsInside securityBar, snacks, newspapers and magazinesPay-per-use
British Airways Club LoungeInside securityPremium food, bar, showers, newspapers and magazinesBritish 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 LoungeInside securityBar, snacks, newspapers and magazinesBritish Airways First passenger, Gold British Airways Executive Club member or oneworld Emerald member.
Regus Express Business LoungeOutside securityMeeting rooms, showers, tea and coffee, newspapers and magazinesPay-per-use

Read our guide to Heathrow lounges

Priority Pass

One way to gain access to a wide selection of lounges is with Priority Pass. It offers a scheme open to everyone, regardless of your airline boarding class or membership programme. Members simply pay an annual fee to join and can access 1,500 lounges across 140 countries. When it comes to London Gatwick, Priority Pass includes access to five lounges with at least two in both terminals.

As a Priority Pass 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 Cafe and Bar.

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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 programme, such as Priority Pass or LoungeKey, while some providers have their own branded lounges.

Credit cards and airport lounge access

Updated June 25th, 2019
Name Product Purchases Annual/monthly fees Rep. APR Lounge access Representative example
22.9%
Year 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £140 per annum
57.6% p.a. (variable)
2 complimentary visits every year, plus membership of Lounge Club, allowing further access at £20 per visit.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 22.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of Year 1 - £0, Year 2 onwards - £140 per annum, your representative rate is 57.6% APR (variable).
N/A (this product is a charge card).
£450 p.a.
N/A (this product is a charge card).
Enjoy access to 1000+ airport lounges across 120+ countries with the American Express Global Lounge Collection.
N/A (this product is a charge card).
£575 per annum
N/A (this product is a charge card).
Complimentary access to over 1,200 airport lounges across more than 130 countries worldwide through Priority Pass, with supplementary cardholder as guest. Access to the new Centurion Lounge, coming soon to Heathrow Terminal 3.
14.71%
£0
14.7% p.a. (variable)
Membership to LoungeKey, access to over 700 airport lounges worldwide. Charged at £15 per person per visit.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 14.71% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 14.7% APR (variable).
0% for 9 months reverting to 18.9%
£0
18.9% p.a. (variable)
Membership to LoungeKey, access to over 750 airport lounges worldwide. Charged at £15 per person per visit.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 18.9% APR (variable).
0% for 6 months reverting to 14.9%
£100 per annum
36.2% p.a. (variable)
Two free visits a year (with additional visits charged at £15 each).
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 14.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £100 per annum, your representative rate is 36.2% APR (variable).
0% for 18 months reverting to 18.9%
£15 per month
49.8% p.a. (variable)
Membership to LoungeKey, complimentary access to over 1000 airport lounges worldwide.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £15 per month, your representative rate is 49.8% APR (variable).
18.9%
£195 per annum
59.3% p.a. (variable)
Membership to LoungeKey, complimentary access to over 750 airport lounges worldwide.
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 18.9% (variable) p.a. with a fee of £195 per annum, your representative rate is 59.3% APR (variable).
N/A (this product is a charge card).
£0
N/A (this product is a charge card).
Access to over 700 executive airport lounges in over 300 major airports worldworld. Guest fee is £15 per guest.
N/A (this product is a charge card).
£75 per annum
N/A (this product is a charge card).
Priority Pass - access to over 600 executive airport lounges.

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