SilverKris Lounge, First Class
LONDON HEATHROW TERMINAL 2B
There are two SilverKris lounges in Terminal 2B at Heathrow, both of which are approaching their third anniversary. At reception you’ll either be directed to the left for first class or the right for business class.
W H AT ’ S IT LIKE?
It’s a long walk over to T2B where the lounge is located, but you can ask for a shuttle buggy if you need it (and I imagine there are plenty of people who do). Both lounges were developed by the interior design firm Ong&Ong, and feature a “home away from home” theme. There are several distinct areas for sitting, working, dining and privacy, and there are a couple of shower cubicles for passenger use at the far end. On entering the lounge there’s a seated area to your left partially obscured by some decorative batik screens. There’s also a wine counter, which is self-service, though you have to try hard to serve yourself since the staff are so helpful.
The main part of the lounge is a sitting area, mostly with individual chairs either facing into the lounge or towards the window. It isn’t a particularly innovative or exciting design, quite traditional in fact. In terms of wow, it is well behind both the Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways lounges at Heathrow. Nevertheless, it has good service and everything you need, including a good choice of food and wine.
I was in the lounge for about 90 minutes before the flight. It was lovely and quiet, with a view over to what was once Terminal 1, I suppose. There’s certainly a lot of construction work going on.