Stansted Airport has undergone a huge redevelopment over the last few years and is now more efficient than in the past. However, the airport still always seems to be busy and chaotic, with long lines at check in and security, and crowded gate areas, especially at peak times. If you’re looking for a more relaxing airport experience, don’t spend your time in the airport terminal along with the thousands of other travellers. Instead, head to the Escape Lounge. The Escape Lounge at Stansted is an oasis of calm, and a great place to relax before your flight.
Built in early 2015, the Escape Lounge at Stansted is large, clean and modern. The decor is contemporary. There’s a variety of different seating arrangements including smaller dining tables, comfortable sofas and plenty of options in between. There are TVs on the walls and several flight boards as well to ensure you don’t miss your flight. The lounge has an air of tranquillity, and is a good place to relax for a few hours before your flight.
Food and drink
Food options at the Escape Lounge are basic but there is plenty to get by including pasta, salads, ham and cheese, pies, biscuits and cakes. There is definitely enough options to put together a light pre-flight meal. You can also pay to upgrade to a more premium meal.
Basic alcohol is complimentary – beers, spirits and wine are free of charge. A list of premium drinks is available for purchase. Several staff work the bar so bar service is generally quick and efficient.
Access and discounts
The Escape Lounge is located just off the restaurant hub of the airport after the duty-free area.
Access to the Escape Lounge is available through Priority Pass. It can also be purchased online at a cost of £20 per person. Occasionally, there are discounts available online, so it’s worth a quick Google search if you’re planning to visit the lounge.
Overall, the Escape Lounge at Stansted is an impressive lounge. It’s spacious, modern and clean and provides the perfect environment to relax for a few hours and enjoy a pre-flight drink.