British Airways Galleries First Lounge T5

The Galleries First Lounge in London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 is huge. I’m terrible at estimating square feet but this is easily 3 times the size of the new Flagship Admirals Club in JFK. There is just room after room.

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Main big room

One thing I love about the lounges here is that you can check your bags like a coat check. That’s illegal in the US for security reasons but it does make lounge stays more comfortable. It was fairly full when I arrived although I didn’t have trouble finding a seat. First thing I did is I took a shower in a hospital like shower facility, the AA arrivals lounge shower rooms are much nicer, and changed into fresh clothes. I grabbed a glass of champagne and sat down to work but I couldn’t keep my eyes open. So I decided to sleep for an hour and a half. When I awoke the lounge was empty.

I walked around to explore some

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Entertainment and business room
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Don’t let the Blue Label be lost in the crowd

One thing to note is that the quality of the food and drinks they serve is top notch. In the self service bar there are a few $100+ bottles hiding in plain sight.

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I counted no less than 7 espresso machines spread around the lounge

I grabbed a snack of some finger sandwiches and a cup of tea, you gotta assimilate as much as possible when traveling. They also had scones and clotted cream, and a hot food buffet worth a full meal.

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I then sat down with my laptop to try and finish all my homework, I didn’t but kept at it. Pretty soon I decided to leave and head to my gate where I would finally make it to Rome.

 

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