Stansted No 1 Lounge at gate 16

Real VIP treatment in this airport lounge

The concept of VIP treatment is taken to new heights in the No.1 Lounge Stansted at gate 16. Forget self-service - you'll be waited on by attentive staff offering you freshly-prepared hot and cold food and drinks from the bar. None of our other airport lounges offer this service, apart from the sister lounges at Gatwick & Heathrow. With everything from board games to free internet access to keep you entertained, a little part of you won't want to leave to catch your flight! No 1 has been named a "CoolBrand" in a poll of 3,000 customers and a panel of 37 designers, style experts and celebrities.

Reasons to book

  • • Enjoy a quiet, comfortable space, away from the crowds
  • • Freshly-prepared hot and cold food.
  • • Free wifi
  • • Play board games or read international newspapers.

Lounge facilities

The No.1 lounge at Gate 16 features Free snacks/drinks, wifi, airport views, flight information.

No.1 lounge at Gate 16
  • • Children allowed
  • • Disabled access
  • • Free drinks
  • • Free snacks
  • • Internet
  • • Phone
  • • TV
  • • Wifi

Opening times



Children permitted

Yes, children of all ages are welcome, however a person the age of 12+ are classed as an adult in the lounge and will need to pay the adult price. Please note, for any bookings made where adults are incorrectly identified as children, the lounge reserves the right to charge the passenger the difference in price upon entry.

Dress code

The lounge has a smart casual dress code and may refuse entry to customers dressed inappropriately. Tailored shorts and smart jeans are allowed, but the lounge asks customers not to wear sports clothing, camouflage patterns, or clothes with offensive slogans, rips or tears or which expose midriffs or shoulders. Hen and stag do themed clothing is not permitted. Hats may only be worn in the lounge for religious reasons.

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Food and drink

If there's one drawing point of the No. 1 lounges, it's the care and time taken with their food. You'll find a pantry table filled with freshly-prepared snacks, which you're welcome to help yourself to free of charge.

If you fancy something a little bit more substantial, you can enjoy a free hot snack from the bistro, one per customer. Choose from dishes such as soup of the day, a warm bacon or sausage roll, Welsh rarebit or a poached egg with hollandaise sauce, tomato, mushroom and either bacon and sausage or buttered spinach. Other items are available from the a la carte menu for a fee, including Thai green vegetable curry, a British beef burger or salmon with orecchiette pasta.

A range of drinks are also available at no charge - including soft drinks, teas, coffees, juices, beers and spirits. Champagne, Prosecco and cocktails can be bought from the bar for an extra charge.

Entertainment facilities

Whether you want to get competitive with board games or just relax with a drink, you'll find plenty to keep you entertained at No.1 Stansted. The lounge has wireless internet access and PC's so you can surf the web for free, or if you want to know what's going on in the world, bury your head in the international newspapers and magazines. There's also a private library area for those who love to have their nose in a good book. No 1 has been named a "CoolBrand" in a poll of 3,000 customers and a panel of 37 designers, style experts and celebrities.

Disabled facilities

The lounge is fully accessible to disabled customers.

Business facilities

The lounge has free wireless internet access, a printer, a fax and a scanner. You can also make free calls to UK landlines.

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