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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.
|Club Aspire Lounge||Inside security||Premium food, bar, newspapers and magazines||Pay-per-use or with a Priority Pass||Buy pass|
|My Lounge||Inside security||Bar, snacks, iMacs, PlayStation, newspapers and magazines||Pay-per-use or with a Priority Pass||Buy pass|
|No1 Lounge Gatwick||Inside security||Premium food, bar, newspapers and magazines, sports lounge||Pay-per-use or with a Priority Pass||Buy 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|
|No1 Lounge Gatwick||Inside security||Premium food, bar, newspapers and magazines||Pay-per-use or with a Priority Pass||Buy pass|
|My Lounge||Inside security||Bar, snacks, outdoor terrace, newspapers and magazines||Pay-per-use or with a Priority Pass||Buy 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. 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.
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.
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