Thereís a seating area as you enter, with high-backed velvet chairs (velvet chairs!) and Union Jack cushions (Union Jack cushions!). Thatís where you check in. Past that, you enter an eating area with tables, then hit the foodeither laid out in the circular area or keeping toasty on the Aga (there is an Aga!!!). There are newspapers and magazines aplenty by this space.
For food, weíve only hit the lounge at breakfast hour. Each time (around 7.30am) there was fruit, yoghurt, porridge, pastries and mini pancakes. Then, at about 8am, they add bacon and egg rolls to the mix. We can only imagine what comes out when the brunch hour strikes.
After the foodie bits, thereís an area of sofas sat round a fireplace, with a TV. Then there's the bar, which looks as impressive as any real bar; more seating by the bar, and then the best parta whole load of armchairs overlooking the runway. Even better, each armchair has a power plug. What more could you want? Oh, yeah. Daybeds.
Well, the toilets could be nicerthe ladies' stalls are a couple of open cubicles, when we all know the best airport lounge toilets are ones that enclose you in a private little room to yourself.
But hey, weíll live with that. Itís hard to get things perfect, unless, you know...youíre a Virgin Clubhouse.
[Photos: Juliab for Jaunted]