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LHR T5 Club World Arrivals -v- CW Galleries

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LHR T5 Club World Arrivals -v- CW Galleries


In a few weeks I will be returning to Manchester from Boston Logan International. My flight arrives at 06.35 and I am travelling in BA Club World. What are people's views on going land side into the BA Arrivals lounge for breakfast and a shower and then coming back air side and into Galleries before my connecting flight back to Manchester at 11.50?

Last time I just went straight to Galleries but seeing I have plenty of time, is a trip to Arrivals worth it?

Am I going much out of my way in wandering around the airport by doing this?

Is a breakfast served in Arrivals but not in Galleries?

How do the showers and facilities compare between the two? Galleries seemed ok last time, but there was not a massive number of them.

Any observations would be most welcome.

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1. Re: LHR T5 Club World Arrivals -v- CW Galleries

Don't know about breakfast but the Arrivals Lounge is simply another Galleries Lounge - personally any advantage of the Arrivals Lounge is offset by the need to clear security to get back airside.

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2. Re: LHR T5 Club World Arrivals -v- CW Galleries

You will get a better breakfast in arrivals. It is a help yourself buffet, whereas in the Galleries it will be bacon rolls at best.

I think you will find it easier to get a shower in arrivals also, just don't put anything on the floor, tends to flood a bit.

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The arrivals lounge is also less likely to be as crowded as the airside lounges at that time of day. You have enough time to have a decent stay and to clear security on the way back.

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4. Re: LHR T5 Club World Arrivals -v- CW Galleries

Another vote for breakfast and ablutions in the Arrivals lounge.

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5. Re: LHR T5 Club World Arrivals -v- CW Galleries

Given the amount of time head to arrivals too. You can get a massage there too, go to the left as you enter and the Elemis Spa is on your right hand side. There are dozens of showers in arrivals, not nearly as many in departures.

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6. Re: LHR T5 Club World Arrivals -v- CW Galleries

Arrivals lounge is much better. The food is better, and it has a more exclusive feel overall. I have seen the airside lounge becoming extremely crowded.

Assuming you hold a UK passport, you should clear immigration in no time. You will have plenty of time to enjoy your visit at the arrivals lounge.

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