I thought I should experience the British Airways Galleries Lounge as I as flying BA to Barcelona.
It is a big long space divided into several sections. Some have windows but overall the impression is of a dark area.
The first main space you enter is the dining area with a selection of hot and cold foods. There was quite a nice if rather basic selection. All self service.
The next areas you enter are seating areas divided by “wine racks”. There are quite dark but there are windows overlooking the taxi ways.
In the final section there is a large selection of spirits. On the centre of this area is an iconic wine cooler with a light installation above. Many other reviewers have commented upon it. Sadly this is now full of bottles of water.
The wine is relegated to another area nearby. However there is a selection of 4 reds and 4 whites. I could not see and fizzy stuff. The Grenache I tasted was very pleasant. This was all self service.
I found it an odd place. It is big but felt less comfortable and less spacious than the smaller No 1 Lounge upstairs. It as also generally noisier and less restful.
It is ok but not that relaxing. Overall I think I preferred the No 1 Lounge.