Europe’s first Centurion Lounge opens at LHR

The first American Express Centurion Lounge in Europe has opened in Terminal 3 at London Heathrow Airport.

The new lounge, the third American Express has opened this year, covers more than 650m2 and is available to Card Members. It has been designed to ‘embody London’s vibrancy and charm’, the company said, and will feature several local custom-made design elements.

London-inspired features include bespoke scented bath and body care products from London-based Soapsmith; a moss wall inspired by Hyde Park; custom furniture sourced from UK-based producers Konk, Naughtone and Deadgood; and an art gallery curated by Art Story, including Norman Parkinson’s fashion photography. Travellers using the Centurion Lounge will also have access to a British-inspired tea cart with hot and cold beverage selections and a globally inspired menu curated by Michelin-star chef Assaf Granit of the Coal Office restaurant in London’s Kings Cross.


The lounge also benefits from dedicated workspaces, power outlets, private phone areas, comfortable seating, charging points and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Centurion Lounge LHR seating
The lounge has been designed to work for both business and leisure travellers
American Express

“We are delighted to be the first major hub airport in Europe to host an American Express Centurion Lounge. As travel restrictions continue to ease and key markets open back up, the new Centurion Lounge in Terminal 3 will be a most welcome addition for passengers in need of a quiet place to relax before setting off on their journeys,” said Fraser Brown, director of retail and property at Heathrow.

Centurion Lounge LHR lighting
The new lounge uses renewable energy
American Express

The Centurion Lounge at Heathrow is the first Centurion Lounge to utilise renewable energy through newly installed solar panels. The environmentally conscious design is in line with American Express’s 2025 environmental goals to reduce energy use across its managed facilities and its recent announcement to commit to net-zero emissions globally by 2035.