Singapore Airlines First Class Lounge, London Heathrow (LHR), Terminal 3
Singapore Airlines’ lounge in London Heathrow terminal 3 is located in the transit hall near gate 9. After leaving the duty free area, go to the left and follow the signs to gates 1-11, once you have passed gate 9, the entrance will be on your right.
The lounge is divided into a business area (Silverkris Lounge) and a first class area (First Class Lounge) with a common entrance, lobby and reception. The first class lounge is located to the left of the reception, and the business lounge to the right up the stairs.
The ‘First Class Lounge’ consists of a large room with seating for about 30 guests. There are several different seating sections separated by walls with frosted glass windows. Close to the entrance you find the restaurant area and a small business centre in the corner.
The decor is consistent with Singapore Airlines’ traditional lounge design, with yellow, brown and grey chairs, and a general interior of white and dark wood. The lounge has a nice view of the apron at terminal 3, as well as the southern runway.
Overall, it is a nice lounge, not exceptional in any way, but smaller and more intimate than the business lounge and with most of the facilities one would need crammed into a somewhat compact space.
Eating and Drinking
Immediately after entering the lounge you find the restaurant section. There are three proper dining table, each set with red tablecloths and with the same porcelain used on board first class flights.
The restaurant section offers a self-service buffet with a selection of sandwiches, fruit, cheeses, cold finger food, cakes and various desserts.
There is also an à la carte menu available in the lounge, offering hot food cooked to order while you wait. Up until 12pm, breakfast dishes are served, including English breakfast made to order. From 12pm onwards, lunch and dinner dishes are offered, such as dim sum, chicken curry, noodles with some kind of meat, and soup.
In one corner there is a staffed bar with a wide selection of alcoholic drinks, including champagne, beer, wine and a variety of spirits. Non-alcoholic drinks, like juices, soft drinks and water, are available in a fridge next to the buffet. Hot water for tea and a coffee machine are also available near the buffet.
Free WiFi is available throughout the lounge. In the farthest corner there is a small business centre with four workstations and two computers. The lounge also has a good selection of mostly British and Asian newspapers and magazines.
The lounge has toilets, and showers are located near the reception.
Overall, a pleasant lounge with nothing that really stands out. It is a little smaller and more intimate than the business lounge with most of what one would need in a fairly compact space. The a la carte menu and manned bar are nice touches.