Lounge Review: BA Galleries Lounge North London Heathrow
BA Galleries Lounge North London Heathrow is one of three lounges by British Airways in Terminal 5. The lounge has an ideal location for several departures to European and domestic destinations. When we visited the lounge for breakfast, the offerings were actually quite decent. Yet, the lounge seems to be quite crowded in “rush hour”.
This review features the British Airways Galleries North Lounge North London Heathrow which is located on the opposite side of the terminal (compared to the other two lounges).
The lounge is rather extensive with several lounging, dining and relaxation areas, but was overcrowded when we visited.
Seating in the BA Galleries Lounge North London Heathrow
The seating in the lounge is inspired by classic elements and consists of several different areas.
Upon entering, you’ll find yourself right in the dining area where you can find several dining tables around the buffet. Turning left afterwards, you’ll get into the extensive lounging and relaxation area with dozens of sofas and couches.
At the end of the lounge, you can also find working areas with computers and printers. While the lounge feels airy and spacious due to its sheer size and the floor-to-ceiling windows with nice views of the tarmac, it was crazily crowded when we visited.
This meant that we had to search for a couple of minutes to even find two empty chairs. For me, this was rather surprising as I expected a rather new lounge to be big enough to handle the number of passengers flying British Airways even in rush hour.
Buffet in the BA Galleries Lounge North London Heathrow
It’s worth pointing out that I’m no fan of British breakfast. Yet, I found what was offered at thee BA Galleries Lounge North London Heathrow quite good for this meal.
There were some whole fruits, cereals, milk, fruit salad, different cut fruits, a selection of yoghurts, freshly baked rolls, French Toast, some hot options and, last but not least, also different pastries.
While there was no freshly squeezed orange juice, the choice of other drinks is totally fine.
There were some different juices as well as all the usual soft drinks and mineral water.
Entertainment in the BA Galleries Lounge North London Heathrow
Upon entering the BA Galleries Lounge North London Heathrow, you’ll immediately find a huge selection of different newspapers and magazines.
Moreover, there are several points in the lounge where you can also find the most common papers. The selection is decent, but lacks international newspapers.
Other entertainment options include some televisions showing news channels, the mentioned business area, the children area (entertainment for the little ones) as well as the complimentary Wi-Fi which worked just fine taking into account how many people were in the lounge. Overall, nothing to write home about, but totally okay.
Bottom line BA Galleries Lounge North London Heathrow
I found the BA Galleries Lounge North London Heathrow to be totally fine. Taking into account that I was rather disappointed by the BA Galleries First Lounge, I’d recommend to just use the lounge which is the closest to your gate at London Heathrow Terminal 5.
The difference between the First (not talking of the “real” First Class Lounge called Concorde Room) and the Business Class Lounge is so little that I’d rarely care which lounge to visit. The only problem with the BA Galleries Lounge North London Heathrow is that it gets a little overcrowded from time to time. If you can handle this, you’ll definitely have a good time!