Throughout my latest assessment journey, I had the possibility to go to the Amex Centurion Lounge London Heathrow. I used to be excited to take a look at this lounge, because it’s the latest purpose-built Centurion Lounge outdoors the USA.
I’ve to say, I used to be pleasantly shocked by this lounge — it has nice design, pleasant service, and a fairly good number of meals and drinks. Design-wise it even felt a bit nicer than most US Centurion Lounges, and the meals presentation was additionally a bit completely different. Let’s get into the assessment…
Amex Centurion Lounge Heathrow location
The Centurion Lounge Heathrow is positioned in Terminal 3. This terminal is utilized by a wide range of airways, together with Virgin Atlantic, American Airways, British Airways, Qantas, and extra (in some instances airways use a number of terminals). Notice that transferring between terminals at Heathrow isn’t straightforward, so I’d solely plan on utilizing this lounge if you happen to’re departing from the terminal.
When you clear safety, stroll by the obligation free “maze” and comply with the “Flight Connection” route within the route of the “Lounge A” space.
Simply go the primary purchasing and eating space, after which towards the top of the primary a part of the terminal that includes a bunch of seating, you’ll see the lifts resulting in the Centurion Lounge.
You’ll then wish to take one of many elevators up a degree, and you then’ll discover the doorway to the Centurion Lounge proper there — you possibly can’t miss it.
Beneath is a map displaying roughly the place within the terminal the Centurion Lounge is positioned.
Amex Centurion Lounge Heathrow hours
The Centurion Lounge Heathrow is at present open each day from 5:30AM till 9PM. It’s among the many earlier lounges within the terminal to open, although it does shut a bit earlier than another lounges.
Amex Centurion Lounge Heathrow entry necessities
This Centurion Lounge Heathrow has the identical entry insurance policies as all Amex Centurion Lounges. Amex Centurion Lounges could be accessed by those that have any of the next playing cards:
In terms of accessing Amex Centurion Lounges, there are some phrases to concentrate on:
- You want a similar day boarding go to entry Centurion Lounges, and within the case of Delta Reserve cardmembers, the boarding go must be for journey on Delta
- You may entry Centurion Lounges as much as three hours earlier than departure, until you’re connecting, during which case you possibly can entry earlier
- You may’t entry Centurion Lounges on arrival, or with a standby or non-revenue standby ticket
- When you’re guesting folks into Centurion Lounges, you’ll want to stick with them the whole time they’re within the lounge
Notice that guesting insurance policies differ primarily based on the cardboard you’ve gotten, the place it’s issued, and the way a lot you spend on it, and you may learn extra about that right here.
Amex Centurion Lounge Heathrow format & seating
The Centurion Lounge Heathrow is roughly 7,000 sq. toes (650 sq. meters). Whereas it has a number of of the signature Centurion Lounge design parts, I feel it feels a bit extra luxurious than many of the US areas. The one draw back is that the lounge has no home windows or pure mild, which is a disgrace, since a number of lounges in Terminal 3 have superb views.
The lounge is ready alongside one most important hall. Once you enter the lounge and switch proper, you’ll see the eating space, which options a wonderful bar, a number of cafe-style tables with two seats every, and communal high-top seating.
The following greatest room is deeper into the lounge and to the proper. This space has a fairly superior design, with a enjoyable sofa, a number of seating nooks, and a few enjoyable semi-private seats. As you’ll discover in all Centurion Lounges, there’s the signature Amex baggage wall, together with a wall-mounted TV.
Then inside the doorway to the lounge and to the proper is a barely smaller room, that includes some workstations, a communal desk, and a few extra seating choices.
This space additionally has a few personal cellphone cubicles, every of which has a door.
Lastly, the again left of the lounge has a particular space that’s roped off, which is reserved for Centurion Card members.
Whereas the lounge has the distinct Centurion Lounge decor, it does really feel a bit extra elevated to me than the opposite areas, with a lot of considerate touches.
Amex Centurion Lounge Heathrow meals & drinks
The buffet setup felt completely different to what you’ll discover in different Centurion Lounges, however not in a nasty manner. I discovered the meals choice to be extra intensive, and a minimum of primarily based on my preferences, to be higher. The lounge’s meals choice is curated by Assaf Granit of Coal Workplace in London.
At breakfast time, the choice included a big number of fruit and yogurt, salad, cheese, a number of forms of parfaits, a wide range of pastries, muffins, bread, cereal, and greater than half a dozen scorching dishes. All the things seemed fairly tasty.
Sizzling dishes included shakshuka, grilled cauliflower, scrambled eggs, potato rosti, cannellini beans, bacon, and pork sausage.
There was additionally a self-serve espresso bar, with an espresso machine and a few Twinnings tea. Sadly there was no barista-made espresso.
There was additionally a station with a water fountain and a few filtered espresso.
There was additionally a British-inspired tea cart with immune booster drinks, mango infused coconut water, and peach iced tea.
Whereas I didn’t have any alcohol whereas visiting the lounge, wine and cocktails can be found from a bartender. You will discover that choice beneath.
Amex Centurion Lounge Heathrow bogs & showers
The Centurion Lounge Heathrow bogs are down a corridor within the very again of the lounge.
The boys’s room had two sinks and three stalls, and was properly maintained.
There have been additionally some bathe suites. These have been elegant, and every featured a walk-in bathe, sink, and bathroom. Personally I want that the bathe had a door quite than solely a glass partition that covers lower than half of the bathe house, however this appears to be a typical observe.
The Amex Centurion Lounge London Heathrow is elegant, and may simply be my favourite lounge within the community that I’ve visited up to now. It has a wonderful design with a lot of cozy sitting areas, and a wide selection of meals and drinks.
The catch is that I’m unsure below what circumstances I’d go to this lounge, as an elite member and/or premium cabin passenger. If I have been flying with oneworld, I’d quite go to the Qantas Lounge or Cathay Pacific Lounge, whereas if I have been flying with SkyTeam, I’d quite go to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse.
That doesn’t change the truth that this is a superb Centurion Lounge, however clearly lounge competitors is a little bit completely different at an airport like Charlotte or Denver than at an airport like London Heathrow.
What do you make of the Centurion Lounge Heathrow?