British Airways First Class Lounge and Emirates Lounge (London)

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So my time in London is over, and the chauffeur drives me to Heathrow airport. It’s a smooth drive to the airport and I feel so sad to leave London. It’s like my second home!

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At the airport, the Qantas First Host is incredible, she helps me through check-in. I ask her if she could book me a spa treatment at Number 1 Lounge. She says of course. They say they are busy, but she pleads with them and gets me a spot. She is so sweet!!

No.1 Traveller Lounge

The spa treatments for Qantas are done by an independent lounge, called No.1 Traveller Lounge (upstairs of the British Airways Lounge). I make my through security and get to the lounge to have a lovely back massage to sooth every ache and pain. The therapist is lovely and she does an excellent job of putting me in the mood for the long flight ahead.

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Finally feeling totally relaxed, I venture back to the British Airways Lounge.

British Airways Galleries First Lounge 

I pour myself a glass of Johnny Walker Blue Label and perch myself on a plush sofa and chill as the late afternoon drifts by.

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I eventually make my way to the Private Dining Room for an early dinner.

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The Private Dining Room is quite neglected since British Airways moved their flights to Terminal 5, however the menu has improved from my last experience here. I gaze at the beautiful tarmac and love seeing the colourful tails of the planes.

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Eventually the Qantas Airbus A380-800 (which will take me home to Sydney) comes into full view on the tarmac. It’s such a beautiful plane.

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Alas, the British Airways Lounge doesn’t quite do it for me, so I head-off to explore the terminal.

Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge

I visit the Cathay Pacific Lounge briefly and enjoy a glass wine. Its a compact lounge with some reasonable food at the buffet, but I decided to continue venturing on.

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Emirates Lounge

I eventually find myself in the beautiful Emirates Lounge. It doesn’t have the understated elegance of the British Airways Lounge and it can be a tad noisy, but the food is quite good. I plate-up some items from the buffet and sit back and enjoy the view of the tarmac.

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Finally I have some dessert and the photo probably tells you all you need to know.

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Finally the Boarding Call chimes and I am off. I race past the First Host who is at the gate and we wave each other goodbye. The flight home begins!