Escape Lounge
Escape Lounge
3.5
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Away from the hustle & bustle of the terminal, we offer a place to take some time out before your flight. There’s simply no better way to get your journey off to a flying start! Catch up on the news with our range of complimentary newspapers, enjoy WiFi or simply sit back & relax. Whilst in our lounge, you can enjoy delicious food and drink. Our bar is well stocked with drinks such as wines, beer and spirits, alongside tea, coffee, soft drinks and fresh fruit juice. We won’t lie, we are not a full-service restaurant offering an a la carte menu but we offer great food and drinks at whatever time of day you visit and it’s all included within your booking price*. *Champagne not included. Available for purchase in Lounge.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Treborstreet
Chelmsford, UK109 contributions
This is, I believe the only private lounge at Stansted for the average traveller. It isn’t overly cheap but it’s worth it to avoid the food offering in the airport which I’ve never found to be great. There is a separate section with better seating but we sat in the economy part (if you call it that), seating was a mixture of small sofas, fabric and plastic seating. We sat on the fabric seats which were comfortable enough for a 2 hour wait. Food was pretty good and good selection of drinks as well. Only gripe is having to use the airport toilet facilities, you would have thought that a separate set of toilets would be provided. Would use again, quiet, relaxing and away from the noise of the airport.
Written September 17, 2022
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Good Morning Treborstreet, Thank you for taking the time to review The Escape Lounge, we always appreciate positive feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay here with us, and we look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards, The Escape Lounge Team.
Written September 19, 2022
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howard b
Downham Market, UK71 contributions
This was a treat before our break in the sun.
O.K but nothing special i would say, the staff seemed to be a bit too busy, it seemed a little bit chaotic with table numbers getting confused and we were plonked on the table in front of the flight info screen (why the hell is there a table there at all!!!) so apologies if you were looking for flight times and my head was in the way.
Food and drinks very nice though with a good choice but the actual area reminded me of a school dining room.
Also (due to covid, yawn) no paper or mags and the pressreader ap "there is a ptoblem with at the moment" so don't expect any reading materials.
Still, overall not too bad compared to other airport venues, all overpriced in my opinion.
Written June 14, 2022
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Good Morning howard b, Thank you for taking the time to review the Escape Lounge. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the selection of food and drinks we have to offer, and apologise for any difficulty you had regarding the app. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, The Escape Lounge Team.
Written June 16, 2022
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carly_smith3
Harlow, UK306 contributions
Friends
I’ve never had a bad experience using the lounge. However today is exceptionally busy and I feel the staff carry this within their persona. The lady that showed us to our table was exceptionally stressed and not as welcoming as you would expect. We supported the staff to clear the table and passed our plates without so much as a smile of gratitude. I have worked in service for many years and would always be grateful when customers support with service. I have to acknowledge the great service from the bar lady - very friendly and genuinely interested in our day and journey L. I recommend more staff on busy days to avoid your staff looking so stressed.
Written September 3, 2022
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Good Morning, carly_smith3, Thank you for taking the time to review the Escape Lounge. We are sorry that we didn't meet your expectation on your visit with us, and that it didn’t meet your expectations. We will ensure your feedback is passed onto the team. If you want to leave any more feedback you can do so on the link below: https://www.stanstedairport.com/help/feedback-form/ Kind Regards, The Escape Lounge Team.
Written September 19, 2022
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Daniel Van Gelder
Southampton, UK71 contributions
Solo
This lounge is dedicated to making money out of people paying extra to reserve tables. If you’re a Priority Pass or other cardholder, then just don’t bother going; you’ll be queuing, sharing tables and dealing with officious staff (though the lady eventually taking me to a shared table was very nice). The food offer is terrible - breakfast like a school canteen. If you’re going to Stansted, play £10 for a wonderful breakfast at Bottega outside instead,
Written September 26, 2022
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Good Afternoon Daniel V, Thank you for taking the time to review the Escape Lounge. We are sorry to hear that you have not been able to access the Lounge on this occasion, unfortunately the Priority Pass cards are all subject to availability and we try our best to accommodate when we can. Unfortunately it is something you would need to take up with your provider. Kind Regards, The Escape Lounge Team.
Written September 27, 2022
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Michael B
London, UK38 contributions
After many months of closure due to the pandemic, I have been eagerly awaiting the reopening of this lounge, I am a regular flyer and always enjoyed visiting this lounge previously but how very very disappointed I was this afternoon, the lounge was not too busy, as expected, but it had a very untidy look and feel about the place, considering it has been closed for several months I was surprised this wasn’t spent giving it a face-lift but times are very difficult and this can be forgiven.
On the other hand, the offering and presentation of the food cannot, what food was available was very limited and looked like it had been sat there for some time, they claim, “Whatever time of the day you visit, you'll find the menu packed with a range of delicious dishes - all freshly prepared daily on-site.” Well, this is far from the truth on this visit, they say pictures talk louder than words, so I have attached a few... This was the entire selection available.
Hardly “Luxury Airport Lounge at London Stansted Airport”.
If you are planning to book and pay for this lounge experience, I think you could well be disappointed, there are some fantastic bars and restaurants in the terminal, offering far better value for money, at approximately 30 per person for entry, the offerings are far from impressive.
Written July 26, 2021
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Dear Mike, We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to the lounge, and that our menu fell short of the standards expected of our lounges. We value all of our feedback and we will ensure your comments are passed back to the relevant teams. We hope you had a pleasant onward journey and hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards The Escape Team
Written August 1, 2021
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Michelle S
Essex, UK9 contributions
Couples
The first time we visited Stansted Escape Lounge we thought it was a fantastic experience! However, we booked a visit during the pandemic. The night before our stay our holiday was cancelled due to the country we were flying too being put on the ‘red’ list. Despite numerous attempts, Stansted Escape Lounge refused to refund our £50 payment nor allow us to move our booking due to the fact we never gave 24 hours notice. This was completely out of our control as we never received 24 hours notice either. I would not book this again for this reason. Who knows which flights may be cancelled in the future.
Written February 4, 2022
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Hi Michelle Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback, I'm sorry to hear your flight was cancelled at such short notice and I will ensure this is passed onto the relevant teams. Kind regards The Escape Team
Written February 9, 2022
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Chris
West Byfleet, UK15 contributions
Couples
Whe.n I first started using lounges it used to make you feel a bit special. Unfortunately escape lounges have now been so commoditised that that’s no longer so. I have visited regularly over the last 15 years and now the lounge is packed full of people making it nearly as congested as the rest of the airport. I certainly wouldn’t call it a high class or even a premium experience. I think the reality is the price has come down so much they now rely on churn to make a profit. Nock on effect is a loud noisy lounge with a diminishing selection of drinks (no bourbon) no news papers and tables that are packed in next to each other. The aim seems to be pack as many walk ins in as possible.
Written September 8, 2022
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Good Morning Trail01993089420, Thank you for taking the time to review The Escape Lounge. We are sorry that we didn't meet your expectations on this occasion. We will ensure your feedback is passed onto the team. If you want to leave any more feedback you can do so on the link below: https://www.stanstedairport.com/help/feedback-form/ Kind Regards, The Escape Lounge Team.
Written September 19, 2022
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BeLu
London, UK100 contributions
Couples
So to treat ourselves en route to Krakow in Poland, we paid for the Escape Lounge at Stansted Airport. It was morning, breakfast time and upon arriving at 0700, it appeared chaotic. There was a sign on the door, saying no pre-booked customers, so lucky we pre-booked. It looked like we would need to queue, but we were served very quickly and taken straight to a tranquil seating area at the back of the lounge. Here, staff were attentive and very friendly. The lounge was kept clean and tidy. Cooked breakfast choice was adequate and just a little on the warm side of hot but otherwise tasty. Drinks choice was big and freely available. Sparkling wine, beer, lager, Guinness, all the wine choices. Porridge was amazing. Fruit and yoghurt also available. It looked like the well behaved hen party was given a corner to themselves with bottles of Prosecco, well looked after.

There is flight information screens in the lounge but no tannoys so don’t fall asleep! Standard seating anyway, comfortable. Just a few windows where you can see out towards the aircraft.

The terminal at this time was rammed, queues into all the restaurants, so this lounge option (being the only lounge option) created a stress free alternative. And of the same cost of a meal back in the terminal.

I would recommend this lounge and thank you to the welcoming and friendly staff.
Written May 30, 2022
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Good Morning Binbag, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a positive review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in the Lounge and enjoyed the facilities that we have on offer. We will ensure your comments are passed back to our team, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards, The Escape Lounge Team.
Written June 1, 2022
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Tony D
Leighton Buzzard, UK4 contributions
Couples
First time in the Escape Lounge here at Stansted Airport. Customer service is exceptional and given the restrictions imposed by Covid19 is especially good. We were speedily welcomed as soon as we arrived at reception by Hannah and she is looking after us as we speak. Nothing is too much trouble seemingly, we were seated in a comfy chair and right next to a charging point which is very handy. My wife has just been delivered a fresh glass of prosecco by Hannah as the previous glass was apparently flat. My wife didn't notice but the bar staff had noticed and that's excellent service right there. We both ate the cajun chicken with potatoes and it was delicious. We are here for a few hours more until our flight and we are both completely relaxed. There is music playing quietly in the background and just ambient noise. There are other people here and they are respectful of others around them. If you are deliberating whether this is worth the money then I'd advise to shell out for it, trust me you won't regret it. You'll be free of the hustle and bustle of the main terminal chaos and be treated well. What more could you ask for to prepare you for your flight. Its the perfect way to start your holiday. Can't recommend enough.
Written August 11, 2020
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Dear Tony D Firstly, thank you for your feedback and for the time taken to contact us. We are delighted to hear you had a great time here at the lounge and that we exceeded your expectations. We will ensure that your compliments are passed back to Hannah and the team and we are pleased they looked after you so well during your visit. We hope that you had a pleasant onward journey and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Escape Team
Written August 20, 2020
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Sandy B
Spalding, UK39 contributions
Visited on 28/02/2020. Staff were lovely but the lounge itself was abysmal. We had pre booked and were shown to the end of a bench seat with a small table and an uncomfortable chair both of which were not designed for comfort.. the table was too low to comfortably eat breakfast from and we asked a member of staff if we could move and she found us 2 slightly more comfortable armchairs.
The food offering at lunchtime was basic - soup, pasta, sandwiches with a selection of salads..
one of the poorest value for money lounges I have used.
Written March 6, 2020
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Dear, 'Sandy B' I am sorry to hear that your visit fell short of your expectation on this occasion. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your lounge experience, our buffet style service enables us to serve the 6000+ guests we see every week. If you would like to leave any more comments, please do so at https://www.stanstedairport.com/help/feedback-form/ Escape Lounge Team.
Written March 11, 2020
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