London Heathrow’s “Secret VIP” Personal Shopper Lounge

There are a buffet of (bad/good) options when it comes to airport lounges in London Heathrow especially when you’re in the OneWorld network. For instance, if you’re flying Business, First, and/or have Emerald status in the alliance, you can visit….

 

Qantas London Lounge

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Cathay Pacific Business London Lounge

 

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But today, let’s talk briefly about a potential “secret” third option

 

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Yes, one of the special things you can do at this airport that you can’t do anywhere else in the world is the ability to book a personal shopper prior to your flight.

 

Originally we planned to arrive 3-4 hours prior for this, but was in London too long so we didn’t have a lot of time to try this service out. Nevertheless, our personal shopper still happily obliged to give us a brief tour in what it is like to do this experience.

 

For clarity, we were not paid for this article and did not receive any discounts…. just thought this was a cool thing to try out 😉 

 

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main entrance | access can only be granted with a personal shopper key

 

 

 

We got greeted by our personal shopper after security and she escorted us through the crowded terminal into the entrance of the lounge.

 

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As you can see, the airport is very very busy….

 

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LHR busy as usual…

 

 

 

Upon entering, you escape the hustle and bustle of the terminal into this shopping sanctuary.

 

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retail therapy haven

 

 

 

Instead of you walking to the boutique shops… you have the boutique shops walk to you right onto the lap of your sofa.

 

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changing room lounge area

 

 

Based from our stylist, the people working here are not on commission — hence, there aren’t any pressure to buy anything.

 

Plus, the personal shopper team has security clearance in helping you transfer in between terminals. This is potentially a good way to see multiple boutique shops and access to other Business/First lounges in different terminals that you can’t normally visit since most LHR terminals are not connected airside.

 

Not for everyone… but pretty cool to know!

 

 

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