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Quick Lounge Booking

*Children aged 0-23 months enter for free. Please call 0800 083 8759 to make us aware if you are bringing children aged 0-23 months. Please note that the Escape Lounge is closed on Sundays & Mondays between 5th November & 19th December.

East Midlands Escape Lounge

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the airport terminal and enjoy the calming atmosphere of our Escape Lounge. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, there’s simply no better way to get your journey off to a flying start.


Escape Lounge offers the perfect environment to unwind before you fly. Take some time out with that book you’ve been meaning to finish, catch up on the news with our range of complimentary newspapers and magazines, or simply sit back, relax and enjoy our calming, tranquil space.

Food & Drink

Designed exclusively for Escape Lounges, our complimentary buffet is prepared using only the very best locally sourced ingredients.

Join us for a continental breakfast and choose from a delicious selection of cereals, fresh fruit, warm croissants and freshly prepared breakfast rolls. Our brunch and afternoon menu consists of freshly baked pies, pastries, grazing boards, salads and handmade sandwiches served alongside our soup of the day, and for those with a sweet tooth, a choice of cakes and biscuits are available. An upgrade menu is also available, providing a wider range of hot meal options to purchase.

Our complimentary bar is well stocked with an assortment of alcoholic drinks such as wines, beer and spirits, alongside tea, coffee, soft drinks and fresh fruit juices. Premium drinks are available to purchase for that special occasion.  

Breakfast Menu

Main Menu

Drinks Menu


We understand that when you’re flying on business, every second counts. At Escape, you’ll find unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi, work spaces and charging points for all your devices.


At the Escape Lounge you’re always assured of a warm and friendly welcome. Our helpful staff pride themselves on their excellent attention to detail and customer service and are more than happy to help with any additional services you may require.



Current opening hours:

Monday – 4.30am - 7.00pm
Tuesday - 4.30am - 7.00pm
Wednesday - 4.30am - 7.00pm
Thursday - 4.30am - 7.00pm
Friday - 4.30am - 7.00pm
Saturday - 4.30am - 4.30pm
Sunday - 4.30am - 7.00pm

Christmas Day: Closes 10.00am


Proceed through Security Checks and the Duty Free Area. The lounge is located after the shopping area, opposite Gate 17.

Escape Lounge location map


£22.50 per person pre-book
(£27.50 per person walk-up price)
Infants (0-23 months) free of charge

Lounge Features

•Complimentary hot and cold buffet food – an upgrade menu is also available, providing a wider range of hot meal options to purchase
•Complimentary wines, beer and spirits – premium drinks such as champagne and prosecco are available for an additional cost
•Self-service soft drinks, tea and coffee
•Wide range of newspapers and magazines
•Unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi
•Flight information screens
•Device charging points

Escape Lounge Media Gallery

We welcome passengers travelling on business or pleasure from any airline and any ticket class. We also accept passengers from DragonPass, Diners Club, Holiday Extras, Lounge Pass, Lounge Club, Lounge Key and Priority Pass – subject to availability. If you are travelling in business class, check with your airline for details.

You can use the lounge for up to three hours prior to your flight time. Lounge access is reserved from the time specified in your booking and your three hour entitlement commences from this time.

The Lounge dress code is smart/casual. Gentlemen's shoulders must be covered at all times. Shorts must be tailored and of reasonable length. Sports attire is not acceptable, football and rugby shirts must be covered. Matching attire (such as hen or stag items), fancy dress, onesies, pyjamas, personalised items or any other items that may cause offence to other lounge users are not permitted.

We welcome well-behaved children in the Escape Lounge; those aged 24 months and older are required to pay the standard entry price. Children aged 0-23 months are permitted to enter for free, however we must be made aware of all infants in your party otherwise they may not be admitted.  Whilst we welcome well-behaved children to the lounge, this is a quiet, adult environment and we do not provide specific entertainment for children. 

Yes, our Escape lounge is accessible for wheelchair users.

Groups numbering over six wishing to use the lounge facilities must receive prior authorisation from the lounge before booking. Should you wish to make a booking for more than six passengers, please telephone 0800 083 8759 - (Calls are free from landlines and mobiles. Lines are open 7 days a week 08:00-20:00)

. We are unable to guarantee that groups will be seated together.