Newest Review: ... a chance you really should use the lounge. In the past year due to travelling more with BA I have managed to progress to the Silver level... more
BA Terminal 5 Galleries Lounge
BA Terminal 5
Member Name: u9537503
BA Terminal 5
Advantages: Calmness, Food, Drink, WiFi
Disadvantages: Cost to get there normally
I have spent many times going through T5, which I think is one of the best terminals I have flown through in recent years, clean, open, quick, straight through and easy are words that all come to mind with the terminal.
My review here though is more to do with the Galleries Lounge which is available to Business Class travellers and Silver BA Members, and if you get a chance you really should use the lounge.
In the past year due to travelling more with BA I have managed to progress to the Silver level in the Executive Club, this means you get access to the BA lounges when flying any BA class, this is a huge reason for joining and flying BA. The Galleries club lounge in T5 is probably the best lounge I have been in around the world. It is huge covering one end of the main terminal building. Furnished in relaxing modern furnishings, and having distinct areas for food, work and relaxing it is almost a perfect calm away from the storm of the terminal.
Food and drink is supplied in a number of stations around the lounge allowing you to eat and drink as much as you like before the flight and the food is very good. There are coffee and tea stations through the lounge and a cinema style screening room. This was perfect for watching a game of football before heading onto a flight.
There is free wireless available which is of good quality which is useful for doing work before a flight as well as there being a number of places to plug in laptops and phones.
The toilets are large and always clean as you would expect.
The whole experience of this lounge is of relaxation and work before getting on a flight. I have always walked out of here relaxed and calm which is a great help before a long haul trip.
Summary: Perfect start to a long flight