5 airport lounge experiences worth paying for

Step inside these cool airport lounges, where a dance floor and in-house cinema are some of the attractions making waiting time fun.

Posh pick 'n' mix at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic lets premium passengers raid the sweetie jars at its Heathrow Clubhouse. Take your pick from mint humbugs to shortbread bites and chewy taffy, all within arm's reach of 'the Den' - the gaming area.

Open: 7am to 10.30pm or last departure


Catch a film at the British Airways Galleries Lounge, Heathrow

If work is the last thing on the agenda, BA's premium passengers can kick back and relax in front of a large screen at the Galleries lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5. The 20-seat cinema screens everything from films to live sport and operates all day.


Put your feet up at the Almost @home lounge, Helsinki

There's no corporate feel inside this airport lounge. Anyone booked on a flight to a non-schenghen destination can pay to access this 'home from home'. You can borrow a pair of woolly socks at reception and help yourself to snacks in the fully equipped kitchen before snuggling up with a book on the sofa.


Let loose on the dance floor at the F*** me I'm Famous Lounge, Ibiza

Ibiza's clubbers can continue the party at the airport, where the world's first airport lounge with a dance floor takes centre stage.

Located airside, the 'F*** me I'm Famous Lounge' keeps the party atmosphere alive with DJs playing funk, latin house and electro all day, every day.

Hire a nanny at Etihad Airways' Diamond First Lounge, Abu Dhabi.

Specially trained nannies await the arrival of parents and children at Etihad Airways' Diamond First Lounge in Abu Dhabi. A fully equipped 'family room' will keep them entertained while parents can catch up on some 'me' time and take full advantage of the lounge facilities.

What others have said

  1. Maria..You mention Lounges “worth paying for” which gives the impression that they are not restricted to airlines premium passengers only…can you confirm?
    Have used BA many years ago (time of Concord) but now tend to stick with Etihad …excellent lounges and Thai International (also top notch)The highlighted Helsinki presentation looks good but recon I would give Ibiza a miss.


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