The Qantas Lounge in London Heathrow Terminal 3 is an ideal alternative to the nearby British Airways Lounge.
Business class passengers on oneworld as well as oneworld frequent flyers (Emerald or Sapphire status) have access to this exceptional lounge, open daily from 7:55 AM to 8:35 PM.
Qantas Lounge London Heathrow Seating
The two-level lounge offers a restaurant-style dining area and bar on the ground floor and plenty of seating, showers, another bar, and buffet upstairs. Seats are comfortable and power ports are plentiful.
Qantas Lounge London Heathrow Showers + Restrooms
I had just arrived from Los Angeles and was happy to take a shower in the lounge before my connection. Showers are self-serve here. You find an open shower suite, help yourself to a towel, take your shower, then deposit your towel back.
Each shower suite contains a toilet as well as a sink and spacious shower.
Separate restrooms nearby also offer private rooms rather than shared facilities.
Qantas Lounge LHR Barista + Bar
The highlight of my stay in the lounge was a couple of phenomenal barista-made cappuccinos. Qantas has nice coffee machines both upstairs and downstairs with great quality coffee. I enjoyed a cappuccino as I entered and another one as I departed…what a pleasure.
Despite the early hour, the full bar was opened. You can see the selection pictures below:
Qantas Lounge London Heathrow Dining
Qantas offers a la carte dining in its downstairs restaurant area before its Perth and Singapore flights.
Here’s a look a the evening menu:
When I was there (late morning), there was no a la carte dining offered, though a small buffet had been set up and the bar was open.
A full buffet was offered upstairs with a nice selection of breakfast options including all the components of an English breakfast, fresh fruit, cereals, bread, and baked potatoes.
Qantas Lounge London Heathrow Other Amenities
Two miscellaneous notes. First, wi-fi is lightning fast in this lounge. Second, newspapers and magazines are available in different areas on both floors of the lounge.
I was so impressed with this lounge I just parked myself here to work. Next time, I’ll check out the American Airlines and Cathay Pacific lounges as well.
To me, Wi-Fi and coffee are the two most important aspects of any airport lounge and the Qantas lounge excels in both areas.
If you are ever wondering whether you should choose this lounge or the nearby British Airways lounge, choose this one.
For more technical info about the lounge, see this earlier post.