Not all Admiral clubs are created equal and this is clear when it comes to the beautiful T3 Admirals clubs at London Heathrow Airport. The club can be found in lounge area H, near gate 12B. The London Heathrow Admiral’s club is mid terminal next to grandiose clubs such as the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse and the British Airways Galleries Club Lounge. I visited before my 1pm flight back to LAX and was connected from a BA flight from Budapest.
On my visit, I only had 90 minutes between flights. I stopped by the lounge for a quick peruse before heading over to the BA lounge. The LHR Admirals club is open to all customers flying any OneWorld airline international with Emerald and Ruby status. Those traveling in business class on any OneWorld partner and Admiral Club members also have access.
The lounge is really just like any other airport lounge with plenty of seating areas, tables and chairs, recliners, bar stools, an eating area, a TV area, a business center, and showers. What sets this club apart from other Admiral clubs is AA actually has a self-serve bar with better drink options than what is found domestically and more snack items. When I visited around 11am, breakfast pastries were still available along with other snack items. The choices were not as abundant as the Galleries lounge in T5 or in Flagship First lounges but still better than what could be found in Admiral Clubs within the US.
The Business center provides lots of computers and printers for last minute work items.
The media room is busy with most people sitting around one tv.
There are plenty of space to spread out, although many people stick to the dining room and media room.
The large kitchen and dining area pictured below, along with several food & drink options. The best part, self serve alcohol!
There is even a kids play area to entertain the little ones!
Handy dandy US and UK power ports are located all over the club!
There are many shower rooms equipped with a toliet, shower, sink, full length mirror and more.
And Airplane spotting isn’t half bad either!
The Lounge is a nice place to rest before a flight, but honestly I would recommend eating and doing some shopping around the terminal or visiting the BA lounge for some R&R over spending extended periods of time in the Admiral lounge. The one great aspect of the lounge is there are some great tarmac views. One can sit and watch several airplanes taxing to and from T3. There is also great views of planes taking off in the distance.
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