British Airways Concorde Room - March 2022
Hours5am - 10pm
Airlines ServicedBritish Airways
Access RulesFirst class ticket on British Airways or American Airlines.
Concierge Key or Concorde Card holders.
One guest if you are on a first class ticket.
The LoungeLocated off to the north of the primary British Airways first class lounge, with its own entrance, quite expansive with seating for around 100 people. Dining for 40+ easy. Originally designed and named around the famous Concorde service, the elegance is still over the top.
After signing in at the first class only salon at the south end of terminal 5 in Heathrow, you are sent through a private customs exit and private security screening area for First customers.
Through security, there is only one place to head and that is the Galleries first class lounge. But, you're not quite there yet; you need to turn left out of the lounge, leave it, and head across to the Concorde Room for an additional check to prove your worthiness for this treat.
Dining AreaA large section of booths (there are raised tables outside, but I don't see the point of using those with these available). Each one can seat 2 or 3 people. Very private, very quiet, and a delight to experience.
Other FeaturesThe Concorde Terrace is quite an interesting place, with beach style cabanas to relax in. An ocean resort feel for sure.
SummaryThis is the top of heap, king in Europe and beyond anything I have experienced elsewhere. An extreme pampering and luxurious experience. Once you've had it, it's difficult to come to grips with leaving, or waiting to visit again.
A first class ticket is usually an extreme expenditure, so my advice is save up your American Airline miles and book in first from LHR to JFK (the other US destinations on AA depart from terminal 3 and not as great a lounge there). Then... enjoy your escape from the world of the mundane.