In January, BA moved from Gatwick’s North Terminal and unveiled a new, hugely updated Club lounge.
The new lounge boasts 40% more floor space than the previous lounge and has huge windows overlooking the airport. I went to check the lounge out on my way to EDI as I was traveling on a Club Europe ticket.
My first impression of the lounge were the colours that instantly met my eyes. The lounge is covered in bright pinks, greys and reds which (somehow) all fit amazingly together. The walls are lavished with artwork which make the lounge feel very homely.
The lounges seating is impressive. Club passengers can sit on sofas, recliner chairs or at tables overlooking the airport. Almost every seat is near a charging port which I thought was a massive bonus for business fliers. Talking of business fliers, the lounge has a computer room equipped with printer and a dozen or so monitors.
The lounge is laid out with an upstairs and a downstairs region. The downstairs area is much larger but also a lot busier. I sat in the upstairs region and loved the peace and quiet I got. The area has access to a private coffee machine, bottled water and a tray of fruit.
The middle area of the lounge is where the food and drink are laid out. I was told that I arrived just too late for sandwiches but that salad service was just beginning. This was a shame as I quite fancied something chunky to eat. Oh well, I ate the salads which were nice but nothing to brag about with the quiche that was on offer. I also took full advantage of the cake and crisps on offer.
In terms of drink the selection included soft drinks, water, beer, wine, spirits, tea and coffee. The usual.
The lounge has a wide range of reading material and a kids area fitted with table football for the fun children, toys for the younger children and games consoles for the modern children!
The toilets were neat and clean and equipped with showers.
Overall, I was really impressed with BA’s new Gatwick Lounge and I really look forward to using it more in the future. Well done BA.
You can read my review of the Business Class flight here.
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