Galleries First lounge, London Heathrow T5: The return of the buffet

Let’s go for this trip to Scandinavia and France.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1DiaryFall Business Trip in Scandinavia and Paris
2LoungeGalleries First, Londres Heathrow T5
3FlightBritish Airways Club Europe, London Heathrow – Copenhagen Kastrup
4HotelMarriott Copenhagen
5RestaurantThe Samuel, Copenhagen
6LoungeSAS Gold Lounge, Copenaghen Kastrup
7FlightSAS Plus, Copenhagen Kastrup – Oslo, Airbus A321
8FlightSAS Plus, Oslo – Paris Charles-de-Gaulle, Airbus A320NEO
9HotelIntercontinental Paris Le Grand
10LoungeAmerican Airlines Admiral’s Club, Paris Charles-de-Gaulle 2AC
11FlightBritish Airways Club Europe, Paris Charles de Gaulle – London Heathrow
Today’s itinerary

Check-In and ground experience

As usual, I check-in online on the BA app 24 hours before departure. I will only use my mobile boarding pass for this journey.

I arrive at the airport 2.5 hours before my flight to Copenhagen is due to depart. I use The First Wing for the security check and will be airside in less than a minute.

Location

The Galleries First lounge is located in the Galleries South complex. It is accessible either directly via The First Wing or from the boarding area.

Lounge design

The design of the lounge has not changed since my last visit and you can find a more complete visit here. The furniture is starting to show its age.

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Catering

The catering offer has nevertheless evolved, as table orders are now very limited, and buffets are back.

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Even though it is of high quality, I feel that it is a “downgrade” from the generalized table service that was previously in place.

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The breakfast buffet is very extensive and I will serve myself a small plate.

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Bottom line

A pleasant stay, with a quality catering offer.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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