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your holiday starts here

Pre-book from just £30.99 per person*
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*Price based on a stay in our Escape Lounge in January 2025
Reserve a space with your Priority Pass or DragonPass card. Find out more.

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Escape Lounge

We’re here to make each and every one of our guests feel special.

Step into a diverse space away from the crowds, where you can find all you will need before your flight.

Enjoy an oasis of calm and start as you mean to go on.

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Experience the warmest of welcomes, where going the extra mile is at the heart of what we do and where we make sure that all of our guests have a memorable start to their holiday.

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With a selection of freshly prepared hot and cold food served throughout the day, we can guarantee that you will find something that takes your fancy.

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Choose a place where everything you could need before your flight is included. Whether you want to cheers with a glass of fizz, or graze on a light bite, we’ve got you covered.


Why book with us?

Escape Lounge bookings come with extra flexibility of free cancellation and COVID protection, so your trip is never at risk.

We aim to really get your holiday off to the best start, but don’t just take our word for it. Read some of our lounge reviews from our previous guests.

"A great way to start your trip"
Tim S – Google Reviews
Great value for the 2 hours we were there. We would have spent more on food and drink in the airport compared to the cost of the lounge. Staff very nice, clean and good choice of food and drink. A great way to start your trip.
"Very Comfortable"
Mark O- Google Reviews
First time we used an airport lounge but we were very happy. Great service lovely selection of hot food and good selection of drinks. Very comfortable and quiet with a screen to keep an eye on our flight info. Couldn't ask for more!
"Place to relax"
Stephanie D- Google Reviews
Great place to relax before your flight, get something to eat and drink, which is included in the price and get out of the hustle and bustle.
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Pre-book from just £30.99 per person

  • Freshly prepared hot and cold food
  • Selection of wines, beers and spirits (including Fizz)
  • Unlimited hot and soft drinks
  • Flight information screens
  • Mobile charging points

The Details

Opening times:

Monday: 04:00 – 19:00

Tuesday: 04:00 – 19:00

Wednesday: 04:00 – 19:00

Thursday: 04:00 – 20:00

Friday: 04:00 – 19:00

Saturday: 04:00 – 19:00

Sunday: 04:00 – 19:00

* Opening hours subject to change. 30 minutes before end of service, food offer will be removed.

Lounge location

Proceed through security checks and the duty free area. The lounge is located after the shopping area, opposite Gate 17.

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Pre-book price

From £30.99 per person

Infants (0-35 months) free of charge

Our family-friendly Escape Lounge welcomes passengers from any airline and any ticket class

DragonPass and Priority Pass card holders

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Reserve now with DragonPass and Priority Pass Cards

DragonPass and Priority Pass card holders can now pre-book their space within our lounges. Guarantee your seat in our Escape Lounge at East Midlands Airport by reserving your space via our dedicated DragonPass or Priority Pass booking portal.*

It is important to remember that you will need your DragonPass or Priority Pass card to enter the lounges. If you fail to arrive to the Escape Lounge within 2 hours of your pre-booked time, we reserve the right to free your seat.

*There is a fee for cardholders reserving the lounge.

Reservations are not subject to a 'last seat availability guarantee'.

Pre-book from just £30.99 per person*
Party size
*Price based on a stay in January 2025


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 – with access to each of our airport lounges subject to availability on the day of arrival.

If you are travelling in business class, please check with your airline for details.

Please note the lounges no longer accept cash payment for guests wishing to pay and enter on the day of travel.

Should you require more information or assistance with any query relating to third party access into our lounges, please contact the relevant third parties listed below:

DragonPass: 0333 220 5599

Diners Club: dinersclubmobile@discover.com

Holiday Extras: 0800 977 5171

Lounge Pass: 020 8865 3280

Lounge Club: 020 8827 0089

Priority Pass: 020 8680 1338

Stay durations in the East Midlands Airport Escape Lounge can vary. We would recommend referring to your Escape Lounge booking confirmation for more information

Escape Lounges have a smart - casual dress code and request that our guests dress appropriately for their visit. We do not allow certain items including (but not limited to): replica sports kits or items with team names/logos, clothing with slogans or motifs that may cause offence, caps/hats, fancy dress, clothing that exposes midriffs or upper thighs. Guests will also not be permitted to enter the lounge whilst using hair rollers. We reserve the right to refuse entry, without refund, to anyone wearing clothing we deem to be unsuitable.

We welcome well-behaved children in the Escape Lounge; those aged 36 months and older are required to pay the standard entry price.

Children aged 0-35 months enter Escape Lounge for free. There is no need to contact us if your infant is under the age of 2 years old.

If your child is aged 25-35 months, please call free on 0808 168 6111 to make us aware.

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 of 6 people or fewer are welcome in the Escape Lounge.

Yes, you can provide feedback via our feedback form

We provide a range of vegan and gluten free food in our lounges as standard, all labelled appropriately.