London Gatwick Airport (LGW) lounges


Head to one of these Gatwick Airport lounges to make your stopover more productive and comfortable.

London Gatwick Airport. Image credit: Phoenix0013/iStock
London Gatwick Airport. Image credit: Phoenix0013/iStock

A wide array of Gatwick Airport lounges are ready to help you relax, recharge, and stay productive when you pass through the airport.

In both terminals, you can find major airline lounges as well as lounges you can pay to access. Take a look at the best Gatwick Airport clubrooms and lounges on offer.

Gatwick North Terminal

Gatwick No1 Lounges — dine and relax

Pre-flight relaxation awaits you at the independent Gatwick No1 Lounges available at both terminals. At the North Terminal lounge, you can enjoy a fully tended bar serving complimentary wines, craft beers, and spirits, as well as hot and cold food.

If you need to squeeze in a little work or are in search of a quiet respite from the rush of the airport, relax in the calming library area. A sports lounge lets you catch up on your favorite sporting events, and unlimited Wi-Fi keeps you connected.

Yes, you can take those newspapers and magazines on board your flight, which you’ll reach a little faster thanks to the premium security access on offer from this lounge.

The Gatwick No1 Lounge is open to all for a fee, with discounts for children. Icelandair premium passengers enjoy free entry. Find it right after security near Gates 101-113 on the ground floor of the departure level.

Gatwick's North Terminal has a range of airport lounges to choose from. Image credit: rfwil/iStock
Gatwick’s North Terminal has a range of airport lounges to choose from. Image credit: rfwil/iStock

Gatwick No1 Clubrooms — privacy with a club vibe

This is one of the Gatwick airport lounges that feels like a members-only club. It offers a first-class table service menu in addition to most of the amenities available at the No1 Lounges.

You can also enjoy partitioned rooms if you prefer a little more privacy, but don’t plan on bringing any children under 12 to this private lounge. Find it under the North Terminal No1 Lounge.

Club Aspire Lounge — ideal for families

Swissport operates this lounge, which offers free snacks and drinks (yes, alcoholic drinks), as well as magazines, newspapers, and unlimited free Wi-Fi to keep you occupied. You can bring your children as long as they stay with you at all times. If you need to use a phone or send a fax, or if you want some champagne, you can expect to pay a small surcharge.

The Club Aspire Lounge at Gatwick Airport is located right after you pass security on the first level of the lounge pavilion. It’s only available in the North Terminal, but a companion Club Aspire is set to open in the South Terminal before the end of 2019.

My Lounge Gatwick North — gaming in a cool loft

The loft design of this lounge provides a relaxed vibe, giving you have the opportunity to choose from group or private seating. Snacks and drinks are complimentary while you watch TV in the family room.

If you’re a gamer, Playstations are available to help you while the time away, and computers let you connect to the internet without having to take out your own laptop. Children are permitted (and discounted), and newspapers and Wi-Fi are free.

Gatwick South Terminal Airport Lounges

Gatwick No1 Lounges — relax in a bistro

The South Terminal No1 lounge offers twin amenities to those in the North Terminal lounge, plus a bistro to keep you satiated. This serene retreat is an ideal choice if you love watching the planes come and go on the runways.

This large lounge has recently been completely refurbished, and you can find it just past the Dixons shop after you go through security. Star Alliance Gold members flying Croatia Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Turkish Airlines, as well as Skyteam Elite Plus members flying with Air Europa or China Airlines all enjoy free access to the lounge.

No1 Clubrooms — first-class amenities

First-class service and amenities are also available from No1 at the South Terminal. Again, no children under 12 are allowed entry. Look for the Clubrooms on the upper level of the departure lounge.

My Lounge Gatwick South — feel the breeze on your face

This more casual lounge also comes to travelers courtesy of No1 Lounges, with access that’s more affordable than the other No1 Lounges or Clubrooms. The bar area here is self-service, the Wi-Fi is free, and there’s also a kitchen counter you can use. Kick back in the games room, or take advantage of the only outdoor terrace in all of Gatwick’s lounges to feel fresh air on your face.

Norwegian premium passengers have free access to My Lounge.

British Airways Club Lounge and First Lounge — Amenities at Every Level

Experience superb service at the BA Club Lounge. Image credit: Stuart Bailey/British Airways
Experience superb service at the BA Club Lounge. Image credit: Stuart Bailey/British Airways

Those flying British Airways or other oneworld member airlines (American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, Royal Air Maroc, and Qatar Airways) can relax at the airline’s Club Lounge, which offers both complimentary snacks and a buffet, including vegetarian options and alcoholic beverages. A shower makes it possible to freshen up after a long flight.

A business center is available if you need to get some work done, and you can connect to the internet via either free Wi-Fi or an Ethernet connection.

If you’re flying first class with British Airways, head to the First Lounge, which offers upgraded amenities including waiter service for pre-flight dining.

The Club Lounge is on the South Terminals upper mezzanine level, between Dixons Travel and J.D. Sports.

Regus Express Gatwick — ideal for the business-minded

If work is on your mind when you land at Gatwick, the Regus Express Business Lounge, one of a network of lounges that stretch across the UK, may be your answer.

This lounge boasts 11 meeting rooms that are bookable by the hour, which provide phone, video screen, catering, and state-of-the-art tech to help facilitate your in-airport meeting. Because the lounge is outside the security area, you can meet clients before you fly or as soon as you land.

In addition to the meeting rooms, Regus Express offers a lounge with all the standard amenities, plus showers to help you freshen up when you land right before your next big meeting. Private workspaces are also available, with business services including printing, scanning, and copying.

Reach Regus Express Gatwick by taking the lift to the lower level, where you’ll find it next to the Yotel Air hotel.

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