We decided to book No1 Lounge at Gatwick's South Terminal as my parents hadn't flown for 5 years and thought it may be a less stressful experience for them - how right we were.
We booked ahead of time and despite our check in being delayed, we were taken to our seats and given our menus. We went straight to the bar and ordered some prosecco for the ladies and lager for the chaps, for a few snacks and placed our food order. We got some soft drinks and more bubbles and beer - the service was quick and friendly. We got a discount as we booked through our cruise company but the price was well worth it.
My sister, husband and I decided to do a bit of last minute shopping and stepping out of this airport oasis into the main hub made us realise just how noisy and nightmarish airports can be. We quickly got our duty free and returned. We will definitely consider No1 Lounge for a pre holiday treat - especially when we next fly long-haul.