February 22, 2015

Review: British Airways Galleries First Lounge, London Heathrow Terminal 3

Exploring Borneo Flying First Class on Japan Airlines and Qantas

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Location: Terminal 3, Zone F
Opening hours: Daily, 5am until last departure
Access: Access to first class lounge is restricted to Emerald members or those travelling in First Class

British Airways Lounge signage

British Airways Galleries First reception

British Airways Galleries First

British Airways Galleries First seating

British Airways Galleries First champagne bar

British Airways Galleries First coffee house

British Airways Galleries First seating area

British Airways Galleries First Lounge LHR

British Airways Galleries First buffet area

British Airways Galleries First Lounge LHR wine selection

British Airways Galleries First London Heathrow wine selection

British Airways Galleries First London Heathrow

British Airways Galleries First London Heathrow work stations

British Airways Galleries First London Heathrow buffet

British Airways Galleries First London Heathrow, The Concorde Dining Room

British Airways Galleries First London Heathrow, The Concorde Dining Room

British Airways Galleries First London Heathrow menu

The BA Burger is definitely a must order meal in this lounge because it was one of the best burgers I've tasted.

Their ice cream is not to be missed as well.

British Airways Galleries First London Heathrow shower room

Elemis Spa products in the shower rooms.

CONCLUSION

As a first class passenger flying on Japan Airlines, I had access to the British Airways Galleries First Lounge. First impression, this lounge is pretty much like the Galleries First Lounge I have visited last year which is located in Terminal 5. The Concorde Dining Room was closed during my stay but the nice staff allowed me to take some pictures after she finished setting up the tables. A very nice gesture. Also, the BA Burger and the ice cream I ordered were excellent so I highly recommend this on your visit. It was strange though that the Elemis Spa treatments were no longer available, perhaps they can only be availed at Terminal 5. Overall, a very nice lounge and between the Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge, the American Airlines Flagship Lounge and this one, this is no doubt the best first class lounge in Terminal 3 for me.