The London Heathrow Airport Guide: When Flying From London to New York Business Class

More than 1,300 flights arrive or depart from London Heathrow each day. With New York JFK its most popular destination, thousands of passengers make the trip between two of the world’s most important financial hubs each day.

It means demand is always high, and London to New York Business Class Tickets, in particular, can be hard to come by.

Here at Elite Flight Concierge, it’s our most requested route.

But when we work with our high-end clients, the flight itself is only part of the conversation.

When you fly in style, the journey doesn’t begin once you get to your seat. The experience begins the moment you leave your home.

The airport plays a huge role in this, and London Heathrow is one of the finest. The problem is, it’s one of the biggest airports in the world.

Knowing what to do, and what facilities you have access to isn’t always easy to decipher (and it’s website isn’t that much help).

Plus, each route offers a different terminal, experience and level of luxury.

And YOU don’t have the time to figure all this out.

Don’t worry. This article breaks down the different options London Heathrow has to offer when travelling between London to New York Business Class, or London to New York First Class.

  • We’ve reviewed and overviewed the Business Class and First Class Lounges…
  • We’ve created a list of high-end shops, restaurants and bars for your trip…
  • We’ve made a note of the different facilities and features you have access to…

So, all you have to do is choose the best option for you. And then, sit back and enjoy the journey.

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The London to New York Business Class Lounges

When flying from London to New York Business Class, you have access to some of the finest Business Class Lounges the world has to offer.

Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic has a long-standing history for its innovation, high-end luxury, and exceptional service. If you’re travelling from London to New York Business Class, you won’t be disappointed.

British Airways Galleries Club Lounge

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Location: Terminal 3, Lounge Zone F, After Security

Open: 05:00 -- 22:30 (Daily)


Who Has Access:

  • Those on a Business Class British Airways Flight
  • Gold Member of the British Airways Executive Club
  • Emerald or Sapphire Member from another Oneworld Partner Airline


The London to New York Business Class Experience begins the moment you arrive at Heathrow. Before you even reach the British Airways Galleries Club Lounge, you’re given the red carpet treatment.

Where most people spend over an hour waiting in line at both check-in and security, you’re fast-tracked in a matter of minutes with:

  • Your own dedicated Club World check-in desk
  • Fast Track Security
  • Priority Boarding

Within minutes, you’re through security and inside The British Airways Galleries Club Lounge. This is where the real luxury begins, so it’s worth arriving with plenty of time before your flight.


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The Top Amenities and Facilities

  • Shower Facilities
  • Spa Facilities and Treatments
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Pre-Flight Dining Options
  • Complimentary Newspapers & Magazines
  • Printer & Copier Service
  • Complimentary Snacks and Drinks (from a comprehensive menu)
  • Free Wifi
  • Internet Terminals
  • Flight Monitors
  • TV and Entertainment Areas

Amenities and Facilities NOT Available

  • Smoking Area (The Galleries Lounge is a No-Smoking Lounge)
  • Private Shower Rooms (and other changing facilities)
  • Business Conference & Meeting Rooms (including Private Rooms)
  • Clothes Press and Shoe Shine
  • Free Telephone Service
  • Gym Facilities or Pool

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Whether you arrive at Heathrow ready to work or relax, The British Airways Galleries Lounge offers you what you need. There’s plenty of seating and work-stations. And all the amenities you need to either catch up with work, or sit back and unwind.

Here’s a deeper insight into some of the Core Facilities on offer:

Food & Dining

The Galleries Lounge offers a comprehensive self-served buffet, with both hot and cold options throughout the day. Whether you’re after a snack or something more substantial, there’s a variety of options (including vegetarian and vegan).

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The same applies to drinks, with complimentary champagne, wine, spirits and beers available (as well as soft drinks and tonics). This is where British Airways stands out, offering a varied menu including:

  • Bombay Sapphire Gin
  • Grey Goose Vodka
  • Otard VSOP Cognac
  • Warre’s 2011 Late Vintage Port
  • Johnnie Walker Red label
  • Gentleman Jack Bourbon
  • Bacardi 8 year old rum
  • among many more…


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There’s plenty of seating to enjoy your drink, with great airport and runway views. In short, it’s the perfect setting to unwind and relax a little.


The Spa

When travelling from London New York Business Class, you get access to the Elemis Spa (complete with a complimentary 15-minute treatment).

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There’s an extensive list available to you, too. Including:

  • ELEMIS Essential Facial: includes a deep CLEANSE to remove impurities, followed by the buffing away of dead skin cells.
  • ELEMIS Body Essentials Muscle-Ease Power Back Massage: an intensive deep tissue massage to ease tension away from tired, aching muscles.
  • Sleep Soothe Neck & Shoulder Massage: relax as tension is melted away from your neck and shoulders, to help alleviate stress.
  • Deep Relax Scalp Massage: release tension headaches and deeply soothe the mind.
  • Hand & Arm Massage: restore overworked hands and arms with this treatment to soothe, hydrate and boost circulation.
  • Intelligent Massage Chair: sit back and relax with a multi-dimensional massage, customised to your needs to leave you deeply restored.
  • Eye Massage Treatment: OSIM uGalaxy—the world’s 1st eye massager with mood light, is used to help relieve headaches, insomnia, eyebags and travel-related eye fatigue.

Whatever your trip is for, there’s always time to unwind a little. This is one of the true perks of travelling Business Class with British Airways, and it’s an experience you don’t want to miss.


Business & Work Areas

If you want to do some work before your flight, there’s ample space in the business centre to setup your laptop -- as well as internet terminals to check your email.

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There’s also a printing service, charging hubs and many other amenities to help you catch up with work or make calls. And if you have time to unwind, there’s always a wide selection of reading material and daily newspapers -- including secluded spots to get away from the hustle and bustle.


Bar & Entertainment

One of the often overlooked features of the Galleries Club Lounge, is the Children’s Play Area.

If travelling with your family, this can be a great release for them ahead of their big flight.

For you, there’s several bar areas, serving a wide selection of drinks and snacks (along with TVs, reading material and spectacular views of the Heathrow Runway).

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British Airways also provide an endless stream of award winning coffee for their Business class Travellers.

So even if alcohol isn’t on your agenda, you won’t miss out.

Whether you’re there to work or relax, time spent in the British Airways Galleries Club Lounge is time well spent.


Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse

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Location: Terminal 3, After Security

Open: 07:00 -- 22:30 (Daily)


Who Has Access:

  • Those on an Upper Class Virgin Atlantic Flight
  • Gold Member of Virgin Atlantic Flying Club


When you travel Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic, your luxury experience begins before you arrive at the airport. Virgin Atlantic are one of the few airlines to offer a complimentary Chauffeur Service for their Upper Class travellers (Virgin's version of Business Class).

As well as getting picked up from your home, you’re dropped off at the Virgin Upper Class Wing in Heathrow. This is like having access to your own private airport, where you’re immediately fast-tracked through check-in and security -- no waiting, no line.

(it’s a true celebrity experience that Virgin has become famed for)

Before you know it, you’re inside The Clubhouse, where the real luxury begins.


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The Top Amenities and Facilities

  • Shower Facilities
  • Spa Facilities and Treatments
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Pre-Flight Dining Options
  • Complimentary Newspapers & Magazines
  • Printer & Copier Service
  • Complimentary Snacks and Drinks (from a comprehensive menu)
  • Free Wifi
  • Internet Terminals
  • Flight Monitors
  • Shoe Shine
  • Free Telephone Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • TV and Entertainment Areas (including “The Den” Games Room)

Amenities and Facilities NOT Available

  • Smoking Area (The Clubhouse is a No-Smoking Lounge)
  • Private Shower Rooms (and other changing facilities)
  • Business Conference & Meeting Rooms (including Private Rooms)
  • Clothes Press
  • Gym Facilities or Pool



The facilities on offer (and experience, as a whole) to those travelling London to New York Business Class is second-to-none. Virgin don’t have a First Class tier, but what they offer their Upper Class travellers is more than some airlines offer to their First Class ones.

Whether you arrive ready to work or play, The Virgin Clubhouse has what you need.
Whether you’re on your own or with family, this Clubhouse gives you a superior service.

Here’s a deeper insight into some of the Core Facilities you get to enjoy:

Food & Dining

When it comes to food and dining, Virgin are quick to impress. As well as having a manned Deli/Buffet area, you can also order from the Snack Menu or Full Menu (it’s five star dining, with a variety of options to suit your tastes).

There is also a full waiter service, so wherever you sit -- and whether you’re after a snack or a full meal -- someone is always at hand to get you what you need.

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As well as great food, The Virgin Clubhouse has a 14-metre bar with a wide selection of beer, wines, spirits and award-winning cocktails. The Clubhouse as a whole is fantastic, but it really excels with its food, drink and dining options.


The Spa

When you travel Upper Class with Virgin Atlantic, you get access to their Clubhouse Spa (complete with a complimentary 15-minute treatment). But as well as the standard spa treatments, Virgin also provide haircuts and other grooming offers.

This sets them apart from most other airlines.


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Here’s a look at the Clubhouse Spa Menu:

Ladies Hair:

  • Creative Dry Style: Virgin stylists are on hand to help you create the latest look.
  • Ladies Signature Blow Dry: includes consultation, shampoo, condition, blow dry and full prescription.
  • Ladies Cut & Signature Blow Dry: includes consultation, shampoo, condition, cut, blow dry and full prescription.
  • Fringe Trim: includes consultation and trim.
  • Olaplex Experience: more than just another hair conditioning treatment it is a system which allows you to rebuild the strength, structure and integrity of your hair.

Gents Hair and Grooming:

  • Cleanse and Trim: includes consultation, shampoo, condition, hair cut, prescription.
  • Clipper Cut: includes consultation, buzz, hot towel, prescription.
  • Neck Tidy: includes consultation, tidy, hot towel, prescription.
  • Traditional Safety Shave: includes cleanse, hot towel, shave and moisturise.
  • Luxury Cut Throat Shave: includes hot and cold towel compresses, cleanse, shave and completed with a relaxing scalp and facial massage.
  • Beard Trim: includes consultation, buzz, moisturise, prescription.
  • File and Buff: revives dehydrated hands and nails. Includes a nail file, or application of hand cream & nail oil finished with a nail buff for a healthy shine.
  • Mens Manicure: revives dehydrated hands and nails with a shape of the nails, cuticle work, an application of hand cream and strengthening nail oil finished with a nail buff.

Face, Body and Soul:

  • Express Radiant You Facial: No matter the condition of your skin today, this powerful cleansing method works to transform your skin to a state of lasting radiance and vitality.
  • Radiant You Facial: No matter the condition of your skin today, this powerful cleansing method works to transform your skin to a state of lasting radiance and vitality.
  • Therapeutic Oil Back Massage: Following deep inhalations using a specific aromatherapy oil to suit your requirements; your back, shoulders, and neck will be treated to therapeutic massage movements that will improve circulation, restore harmony and ease tension.
  • Hot Stone Back Treatment: Hot stones are used on the back to warm and destress the body. The back and shoulders are rhythmically massaged to relax muscles, while the use of aromatherapy oils will help to calm and unwind the mind.
  • Seated Back, Neck and Shoulder Massage: This massage is performed over clothes on a massage chair. Working on specific trigger points around your back, neck, scalp and shoulders to relieve tension headaches and relax music
  • Head Massage: Following deep inhalations of aromatherapy oils and or hot stones placed in the palm of the hands, your scalp will be treated to deep massage movements that instantly free the tension held in the head allowing your mind and body some peace and calm
  • Unwind 15: A chance to let go and begin to unwind, releasing the tension we hold in our bodies. Along with deep inhalations, the pressure points of stress are released on your feet and scalp. Finished with pritz of Dewy Facial Mist for hydration, Altitude oil for protection and your selection on sleep blend to prepare you for the journey ahead.
  • Rest Easy: A whole body treatment to melt away the stress of travel and prepare you for a long journey with restful sleep. Deep inhalations allow you to let go, followed by gentle stretches, a deep facial cleanse and heavenly hydrating mask prepares the skin for a long flight.

One of the true perks of travelling London to New York Business Class is the opportunity to unwind with a spa treatment. Virgin do not let you down.

(although be warned, you may end up so relaxed that you pay extra for a few more treatments)


Business & Work Areas

Although there are no private meeting rooms or a dedicated business centre, there is plenty of workspaces, computer terminals and access to charging points.

So, if you arrive at the lounge with work to do, there are many options for you.


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The entire Clubhouse has an informal business-gathering feel to it. With lounges, tables and seating areas aplenty, there’s sure to be a nook or corner ideal for your needs.

It’s a great place to network with your fellow Business Class Travellers, too, which is an overlooked benefit of travelling Business Class from London to New York (seen as you’re always surrounded with other high-worth individuals).


Bar & Entertainment

At the heart of The Virgin Clubhouse is the 14-metre bar that serves award-winning cocktails, created by London’s famous Dandelyon Bar.

With a wide selection of beers, wines and spirits, they are sure to house your go-to pre-flight drink.

But fitting with the Virgin Brand as a whole, they go above and beyond with their entertainment...

The Den exemplifies this: their Games Room, complete with retro games, pool table, TVs and more.

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There’s ample seating around the lounge, including an outside viewing deck that overlooks the runway.

Whether you need to work, would rather play, or even escape to a quiet area for sleep... the Virgin Clubhouse offers anything and everything you could possibly want from a Business Class lounge.



The London to New York First Class Lounges

Those are the Business Class options when you fly from London to New York. But what if you’re after even greater luxury?

You’re in luck. Because that’s where First class comes in.

When flying from London to New York First Class, you have access to some of the finest First Class Lounges the world has to offer.

British Airways has a long-standing history for innovation, high-end luxury, and exceptional service. If you’re travelling from London to New York First Class, you’re in for a luxury experience.

British Airways Concorde Room

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Location: Terminal 5, South Concourse, After Security

Open: 05:00 -- 22:30 (Daily)


Who Has Access:

  • Those on a First Class British Airways Flight
  • Gold Member of the British Airways Executive Club
  • Emerald Member from another Oneworld Partner Airline


The Concorde Rooms are the epitome of luxury and elegance. One is located inside Terminal 5 at London Heathrow, with the other at New York JFK.

The exclusive First Class Lounge at London Heathrow is among the finest in the world. From its luxurious furniture and beautiful layout, to fine dining and best-in-class entertainment, you’re given the red-carpet treatment the moment you arrive (and looked after until you’re ready to board your flight).

As a luxury traveller, your time is your most precious resource.

So, although most people will spend over an hour waiting in line at both check-in and security, you are fast-tracked in a matter of minutes through the Exclusive First Wing area.  

No waiting. No wasted time. No stress or worry.

Your London to New York First Class Experience begins the moment you enter the airport doors. Within minutes you’re through security, able to enjoy the spectacle that awaits.


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The Top Amenities and Facilities

  • Business Conference & Meeting Rooms (including Private Rooms)
  • Private Cabanas (with a comfortable day bed and en suite)
  • Private Shower Rooms (and other changing facilities)
  • Spa Facilities and Treatments
  • Pre-Flight Dining Options
  • Complimentary Newspapers & Magazines
  • Printer & Copier Service
  • Complimentary Snacks and Drinks (from a comprehensive menu)
  • Free Wifi
  • Internet Terminals
  • Flight Monitors
  • TV and Entertainment Areas

Amenities and Facilities NOT Available

  • Smoking Area (The Concorde Rook is a No-Smoking Lounge)
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Clothes Press and Shoe Shine
  • Free Telephone Service
  • Gym Facilities or Pool

Although the Concorde Room lacks a few facilities and amenities, it more than makes up for it with the facilities on offer. Whether your London to New York First Class Trip is for business or pleasure, and whether you plan to sit back and relax or fit in some work, British Airways have you covered.

Here’s a deeper insight into some of the Core Facilities on offer:

Food & Dining

Unlike many lounges, The Concorde Room doesn’t offer a buffet service. Instead, you get a Full Waiter Service either in the Bar Area or Dining Lounge.

From Executive Head Chefs Frank Coughlin and Errol Figueroa, there’s a wide selection available on both menus. And with an extensive drinks list to hand, the experience hosts are happy to help you pair the perfect wine with the meal you choose.


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Both the food on offer and the drinks available are up there with the best. Whether you’re after a snack or something more substantial, you’re sure to find something you like in the Concorde Room.

And with new additions added all the time, you’re never short of fresh options from the experienced chefs.


The Spa & Private Cabanas

When travelling from London New York First Class, you get access to the Elemis Spa (complete with complimentary 15-minute treatment). For most travellers, it’s first-come, first-serve.

But as a First Class Traveller you get to book ahead.


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There’s an extensive list available to you, too. Including:

  • ELEMIS Essential Facial: includes a deep CLEANSE to remove impurities, followed by the buffing away of dead skin cells.
  • ELEMIS Body Essentials Muscle-Ease Power Back Massage: an intensive deep tissue massage to ease tension away from tired, aching muscles.
  • Sleep Soothe Neck & Shoulder Massage: relax as tension is melted away from your neck and shoulders, to help alleviate stress.
  • Deep Relax Scalp Massage: release tension headaches and deeply soothe the mind.
  • Hand & Arm Massage: restore overworked hands and arms with this treatment to soothe, hydrate and boost circulation.
  • Intelligent Massage Chair: sit back and relax with a multi-dimensional massage, customised to your needs to leave you deeply restored.
  • Eye Massage Treatment: OSIM uGalaxy—the world’s 1st eye massager with mood light, is used to help relieve headaches, insomnia, eyebags and travel-related eye fatigue.
  • Leg & Foot Restore (Exclusive to First Class): instantly revitalise tired legs and aching feet, boosting circulation to leave them feeling refreshed.

Whatever your trip is for, there’s always time to unwind a little.

This is one of the true perks of travelling First Class, and it’s an experience you don’t want to miss.

In addition to this, you also get access to your very own Private Cabana.


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Reserved ahead of time -- and available ONLY to First Class Travellers -- these Private Cabanas house a bed, shower and bathroom (as well as a TV and other entertainment).

If you’re after a little privacy before your flight, flying First Class is your only option.


Business & Work Areas

If you want to do some work before your flight, there’s ample space in the business centre to setup your laptop, as well as internet terminals to check your email.

But if you’re after something more private, you can also book a Private Conference or Meeting Room.


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The London to New York route is one of the most popular for business people and executives alike.  British Airways appreciate their First Class Travellers likely have work to do and meetings to get to.

They accommodate you accordingly, and are always on hand to help with printing, phone charging and whatever else you may need.


Bar & Entertainment

With spectacular Runway Views, the Concorde Lounge offers the perfect backdrop for those who like to sit back and enjoy the view.

But if you’re after something a little more “entertaining”, there’s many options for you.


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From its extensive bar with drinks from around the world, to its TVs and reading material… you aren’t short of distractions once inside The Concorde Lounge.

They also provide an endless stream of award winning coffee, so even if alcohol isn’t on your agenda, you won’t miss out.


British Airways Galleries First Lounge

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Location: Terminal 5, South Concourse, After Security

Open: 05:00 -- 22:30 (Daily)


Who Has Access:

  • Those on a First Class British Airways Flight
  • Gold Member of the British Airways Executive Club
  • Emerald Member from another Oneworld Partner Airline


Both The Galleries First Lounge and Concorde Room are close to one another, meaning you often have access to both.

Where The Concorde Room is stylish and formal, The Galleries First Lounge is more relaxed and informal.

It’s still an excellent lounge, with all the facilities and amenities you would expect from a First Class Lounge. But if you’re after a more “informal” setting, this may be the lounge for you.

However, it’s important to note you remain in First Class. You’re still given the red-carpet treatment the moment you arrive.

Where most people will spend over an hour waiting in line at both check-in and security, you are fast-tracked in a matter of minutes through the Exclusive First Wing area.  

Your London to New York First Class Experience still begins the moment you enter the airport doors. And once through security, you get access to all this...


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The Top Amenities and Facilities

  • Shower Facilities
  • Spa Facilities and Treatments
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Pre-Flight Dining Options
  • Complimentary Newspapers & Magazines
  • Printer & Copier Service
  • Complimentary Snacks and Drinks (from a comprehensive menu)
  • Free Wifi
  • Internet Terminals
  • Flight Monitors
  • TV and Entertainment Areas

Amenities and Facilities NOT Available

  • Smoking Area (The Galleries First Lounge is a No-Smoking Lounge)
  • Private Shower Rooms (and other changing facilities)
  • Business Conference & Meeting Rooms (including Private Rooms)
  • Clothes Press and Shoe Shine
  • Free Telephone Service
  • Gym Facilities or Pool

With its Children's Area, the Galleries First Lounge is ideal for those travelling with families. It offers less private areas (no Cabana’s or Meeting Rooms), and the table service is replaced with a buffet.

All other facilities remain similar to The Concorde Room, but in a more informal setting.

(if The Concorde Room is a suit with freshly polished oxfords, the Galleries First Lounge is chinos with a button-down)

Here’s a deeper insight into some of the Core Facilities on offer:


Food & Dining

Unlike The Concorde Room, The Galleries First Lounge offers a comprehensive buffet. It’s self served, and offers a wide selection of snacks and light meals.

Here’s an example of the menus on offer:

  • Herb roasted Parmentier potatoes
  • Selection of vegetables
  • Rice
  • Piri Piri chicken
  • Filo pastry with spicy bean and hummus
  • Spinach and mascarpone penne
  • Italian Beef Fish fillets
  • Mezze/antipasti selection
  • Soup And Bread

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As well as the Buffet, there is a bar-menu where you can order meals and drinks. The food is fantastic, and the drink’s selection, varied.

There is also plenty of seating, and some amazing views of the runaway. In short, it provides the perfect backdrop for your meal, or drinks with colleagues.


The Spa

When travelling from London New York First Class, you get access to the Elemis Spa (complete with complimentary 15-minute treatment). For most travellers, it’s first-come, first-serve.

But as a First Class Traveller you get to book ahead.


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There’s an extensive list available to you, too. Including:

  • ELEMIS Essential Facial: includes a deep CLEANSE to remove impurities, followed by the buffing away of dead skin cells.
  • ELEMIS Body Essentials Muscle-Ease Power Back Massage: an intensive deep tissue massage to ease tension away from tired, aching muscles.
  • Sleep Soothe Neck & Shoulder Massage: relax as tension is melted away from your neck and shoulders, to help alleviate stress.
  • Deep Relax Scalp Massage: release tension headaches and deeply soothe the mind.
  • Hand & Arm Massage: restore overworked hands and arms with this treatment to soothe, hydrate and boost circulation.
  • Intelligent Massage Chair: sit back and relax with a multi-dimensional massage, customised to your needs to leave you deeply restored.
  • Eye Massage Treatment: OSIM uGalaxy—the world’s 1st eye massager with mood light, is used to help relieve headaches, insomnia, eyebags and travel-related eye fatigue.
  • Leg & Foot Restore (Exclusive to First Class): instantly revitalise tired legs and aching feet, boosting circulation to leave them feeling refreshed.

Whatever your trip is for, there’s always time to unwind a little...


Business & Work Areas

If you want to do some work before your flight, there’s ample space in the business centre to setup your laptop -- as well as internet terminals to check your email.

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If you’re after something more private, The Concorde Room is what you’re looking for.

But The Galleries First Lounge still offers you everything you need to work, catch up and make calls.

Bar & Entertainment

With several Bar Areas (including the Wine Gallery and Champagne Bar), there’s a perfect setting for you and your pre-flight drinks -- complete with spectacular views of the Heathrow Runway.

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There’s an extensive list of drinks waiting for you, ranging from wine to beer, and spirits cocktails. But if alcohol isn’t part of your agenda, BA provide an endless stream of award winning coffee.


What Else You Can Enjoy at London Heathrow…

In addition to the excellent lounges you get access to when flying between London and New York Business Class, you can also escape into the rest of the terminal and enjoy the shops, bars and restaurants on offer.

London Heathrow is one of the biggest airports in the world, full of luxury brands and experiences. We’ve highlighted a few of our favourite places to visit, to add an extra level to your experience as a whole.

Luxury Shopping:

If you’re travelling London to New York from Terminal 3 or 5, there’s a wide selection of high-end shops. London Heathrow is often considered “the” airport in the world, when it comes to a shopping experience.

Luxurious brands include:

  • Burberry
  • Cartier
  • Chanel
  • Gucci
  • Harrods
  • Jo Malone London
  • Loui Verton
  • Mulberry
  • Paul Smith
  • Tiffany & co
  • Ted Baker
  • Rolex
  • Prada
  • Montblanc
  • Dior

London Heathrow even offers a Personal Shopping Service, as well as other services to improve your experience as a whole.

Bars and Restaurants:

Whether you’re flying from Terminal 3 or 5, there’s a wide selection of high-end bars and restaurants outside of the Business Class Lounges. Whether you’re looking for a light-bite or something more substantial, there’s always a good selection:

  • Fortnum & Mason: opens early, and offers indulgent breakfasts, lunches and dinners throughout the day (including classy wine and spirits to match your food).
  • Gordon Ramsay’s Plane Food: the famed chef offers another opportunity to eat at a higher end place, providing a wange menu selection to suit all tastes.
  • The Curator: the go-to bar if you want the perfect cocktail before you board your flight
  • Mr. Todiwala's Kitchen: if you’re looking for Indian or Asian cuisine, look no further than My Todiwala’s Kitchen, and it’s high-end, varied menu.
  • The Gallery Restaurant & Bar: a wonderful contemporary setting, with fine-dining options and a drink’s menu to match.
  • La Belle Epoque: if you’re on the look out for a high-end, French dining experience, this is your best option (not just at London Heathrow, but in London as a whole).
  • Sphere Bar & Lounge: a high-end bar that also offers a selection of snacks and light meals. A great selection of drinks, and a comfortable setting to enjoy it with.
  • Perrier Jouet Bar: the place to head to for a glass of champagne before you head to the plane.


London Heathrow isn’t just a place an airport. It offers an incredible experience when flying Business Class or First Class.

Whether you remain in one of the amazing lounges we’ve covered, or head out into the terminal to enjoy some shopping or high end dining, you get the red carpet treatment throughout.

Both British Airways and Virgin Atlantic offer an incredible service when flying London to New York First Class.

If you would like to see the differences between the two, and which one is right for you, we’ve written a separate article.

It details the complete London to New York Business Class Experience, including what you get on the plane and on arrival at JFK.

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If you’re planning your next London to New York Trip, we can help.

Whether you plan to fly Business Class or First Class, one of our dedicated concierges is here to support you and help you get exactly what you need. Flights between London and New York Business Class retail at $8,700 for a round-trip.

(and up to $6,600 for a one way ticket -- that’s when you book 3-4 weeks in advance)

But we work with seasoned travellers who fly often, so we always aim to save you upto 50% off those prices above.

Whether you’re planning in advance or need to make a last-minute booking, we’re here to help. If you favor British Airways Business Class or Virgin Atlantic Upper Class, we’re here to help you have the best trip possible.

If you’re interested, or have any further questions, visit our London to New York Concierge Page.

We’ll grab a call with you and help plan your next trip in style (from start-to-finish)

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