I absolutely love travelling, whether its to the other side of the world or to a neighbouring city I enjoy the whole process of ‘getting there’. So on a recent trip to Scotland I started my trip with a visit to the No1 Lounge in Gatwick’s North Terminal.
This was my first time visiting this particular lounge, and I was very impressed with the facilities and set up of the lounge. I have used several other lounges at Gatwick Airport (depending on where I’m flying from etc.) but this is one of the best I’ve been to.
The lounge is open from 4:00am to 10:00pm every day and as my flight had a departure time of 7.25am I was given access to the lounge from 4.25am (you get a maximum of 3 hours in the lounge however you do have the option to purchase additional hours if for example you are delayed). If purchased online entry costs £30 for adults & £16 for children (2-11 years old) however if you decide to pay on arrival you will encounter a surcharge and run the risk of the lounge being full.
What does the lounge offer?
Airports are renowned for their busyness so for me the lounge is an escape from all of the hustle and bustle, and helps you to relax pre-flight. But the lounge also offers a whole variety of services including a fully tended bar (complimentary drinks excluding champagne) I have no shame in saying at 4.25am I ordered a G&T and glass of bubbly! It had to be done! On top of the drinks you also get complimentary hot and cold food (they have a before 11am menu and an after 11am menu so breakfast and brunch type snacks. Also a continental food section with fruits and cereals etc.
Some of the before 11am “made to order” dishes include Bacon rolls, Beans on toast, Kedgeree & Porridge and the after 11am dishes consist of Lamb hotpot, Mac & cheese, Cheese plate & Fish finger sandwich to name a few!
The lounge is fully equipped with quality magazines, national papers, unlimited Wi-Fi, private meeting rooms, table service in the bistro, flight information screens and power points so everything you need is in the lounge! Catch up on emails, listen to music, read a few magazines and chill out before your travels.
I would highly recommend the No1 Lounge at Gatwick’s North Terminal and will 100% be back again! Friendly staff, excellent services and a great way to start your adventure!
You will find No 1 Lounges at Gatwick, Heathrow, Edinburgh & Birmingham airports. Click here to book!