One of my highlights from my Europe honeymoon was actually the British Airways lounge inside London Heathrow Airport. I had so much fun here that I asked DH if we could just stay in the lounge our whole honeymoon. I’m pretty sure I would have been happy there for quite a while.
Since we were on our honeymoon, we decided to splurge and travel business class. I wanted it to be just like how you see it in the movies. Once we decided on this, I did a lot of research into the different airlines to find the one that would give the most perks for flying business class. My decision to fly British Airways was due in large part to the description of the lounge and I was not disappointed.
Our first lounge stint was actually in the American Airlines lounge, which is what is offered for our flights out of Paris and San Diego. It was small, with a few snacks, light meal, open bar. Nothing much to talk about and I didn’t really take any photos. But when we arrived in Heaththrow for our two hour layover, that is where the magic was.
There are actually several lounges available, I’m not sure if they are all equally as magnificent as we rested in the same one both times, nearest to after exiting the plane. Once inside, it’s ridiculously large. Like a small airport terminal in itself.
There is a fancy coffee machine, waters, little fridges stocked with sodas and beers, a library of wines too many to count. Multiple help yourself wine bars were stationed, each with racks full of different options.
There are snacks like cookies, biscuits, muffins, multiple chip flavors, pretzels. There’s a cold food bar with cereals. And there’s a hot food bar too, with soups, pastas, breads, cake.
Wireless internet is available as well as a very large selection of magazines and newspapers. We heard of massages as well, but they were elsewhere so we never got a chance to check them out.
They even have showers available!
I opted to only use DH’s phone for pictures because I didn’t want to disturb guests with my large camera. I can tell you I was a busy bee during the entire layover, exploring the place. I noticed some snacks or drinks would differ in different parts of the lounge, so I started checking every single food and beverage section. There definitely wasn’t enough time to eat and try everything but we managed to grab a light meal, try every single potato chip flavor offered, and sip on a small glass of wine. I was so sad when it was time to leave. Luckily, we had another chance to go to the lounge again on our return trip, but our layover was only about an hour. I might have to schedule a longer layover if we ever travel this way again.