Lounge Review: No 1 Lounge London Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 3
This lounge is accessible via Priority Pass, and it’s one of the nicest Priority Pass lounges that I’ve been to. You can also buy access if you don’t Priority Pass.
The lounge has pretty swanky furnishings and a number of different rooms and seating areas. It feels more like a hip hotel than an airport lounge, which I guess is what they’re going for.
There’s a buffet with pretty good food options, but there’s also a made-to-order menu. The made-to-order menu isn’t completely complimentary though: you get one item for free off the made-to-order menu, and you otherwise pay as you go. The items off the made-to-order menu are pretty small, so it’s not like one of those items by itself would make a meal.
One thing that I appreciated about the buffet was that some of the options were like actual food that I might order at a restaurant. Kudos to this lounge for doing something slightly more upscale and refined. The made-to-order items that I’ve had, however, have been merely okay and not as good as one would expect from something that you ostensibly have to pay for in addition to lounge access.
The lounge also has shower rooms and a spa with treatments. I’ve used a shower room before, and it was perfectly acceptable.
Overall, this is a great option for people with Priority Pass or who otherwise don’t have lounge access via status. While the lounge can get a bit crowded, I’d probably choose this lounge above the American Airlines Flagship Lounge or the British Airways Galleries First Lounge, but not above the Cathay Pacific First Class lounge.