The London Heathrow United Club Celebrates Independence Day

by Anthony Losanno
United Club LHR 1

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Independence Day, also known as the Fourth of July, commemorates the United States declaration of independence from British rule on July 4, 1776. The day holds deep historical significance as it symbolizes the birth of a nation founded on the principles of freedom, equality, and democracy. Since the United States went to war with Britain, it was surprising to see the London United Club all decked out in red, white, and blue. I guess things have been forgiven since the war ended in 1783.

United Club LHR 2

We spent some time in the smaller lounge (formerly known as the Global First Lounge). I’m not sure of the current admission criteria to this space. When I was a Global Services member, I was always granted entry. I’m now a Premier 1K® and flying in Polaris®. I asked about going in and was told to go right ahead.

Red, white, and blue balloons, streamers, and flags were throughout the lounge. A separate July 4th dessert buffet was set up with an assortment of patriotic treats.

United Club LHR 3Carrot cake

United Club LHR 4

Assorted Cupcakes

United Club LHR 5

Red Velvet Brownies

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Mixed Dried Fruit & Granola Bites

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Pecan Pies

We’re traveling home today and it was nice to see the patriotic display at the United Club at London Heathrow (LHR).

Anthony’s Take: I criticize United a fair amount, but today in this United Club they did a good job of bringing some of this patriotic holiday to life while outside of the United States.

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1 comment

derek July 4, 2023 - 10:44 am

They did it all wrong. When America was weak in the early 1800’s, the British should have used the China strategy….

There is only one UK and America is part of that. Countries are banned from opening an embassy in Washington if they have an embassy in London. America is forced to compete in the Olympics as the British Washington team (like Taiwan must call itself Chinese Taipei). Airlines are forced to use the term “Los Angeles, UK” or Houston, County of UK”


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