The T5 Concorde Room gets the upgrade treatment. Photo: Stuart Bailey

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The Concorde Room gets a very British makeover

Since Terminal 5 opened in 2008, the British Airways gallery lounges have offered a distinctively British face to the world through art, interiors and design.

With the relaunch of the flagship Concorde Room at Heathrow Terminal 5, we’re making an even bolder statement with a quirky-yet-luxurious take on the  British living room.

The work has included re-upholstering furniture and adding new feature pieces to the room, all illuminated by hand-blown glass lighting with bone linen shades and ochre silk linings.


The terrace, so popular with customers as it overlooks the runway, features luxurious sofas with new elegant loungers.

Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ director of brand and customer experience, said: “In recent years we’ve invested in our lounges, including new ones in Boston and Gatwick South Terminal and revamped spaces in Edinburgh, Cape Town, Amsterdam, Belfast, Washington, Singapore and Dubai. 

“We believe our customers will love the new look and feel of the Concorde Room, in particular the terrace that we have re-designed to create a private oasis in the middle of a bustling airport.”

Customers will still be able to dine before they fly in private booths with a full waiter service. If they wish to unwind ahead of their flight, private cabanas with a day bed and en-suite are available to book.