Lounge Review: United Club – London Heathrow Terminal 2

I flew to Washington D.C. last week to meet my fiancé and her family for Thanksgiving dinner. As part of my United Airlines Polaris ticket, I was eligible to enjoy the United Club lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 2.

United Club Heathrow T2
The modern decor at the United Club at London Heathrow Terminal 2 gives a classy touch. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

Smooth sailing

Thankfully, I wasn’t caught in the travel chaos that impacted many United States services during the week. The relaxed mood of the trip was set from the beginning with the tranquil setting of the lounge.

United Club Heathrow Lounge
There is art depicting the rich history of United Airlines on the walls at the lounge. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

The open-plan room has an airside view of taxied aircraft at the terminal. However, construction of what looks like a satellite terminal obstructed the otherwise fantastic scenery. The wide windows behind the bar allow for plenty of natural lighting, something which many airport lounges lack.

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United Club Heathrow Window
Loungers can overlook the ongoings on the grounds of the terminal. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

Before settling down, I took a tour around the complex. I started by admiring the photos and art of classic United memorabilia on the wall. Browsing each piece led me to the far end of the room, which held a soft drinks unit.

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United Club Heathrow Counter
Plenty of soft drinks to choose from. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

Here, there is a range of juices and teas available on tap.

United Heathrow Drinks
Cordial and fruit varieties to add a kick to your drink. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying
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There are also options to customize hot drinks. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying
United Club Heathrow Teas
Cold tea varieties by Twinings. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

Other areas

Behind this counter is a circular waiting room type unit, with the news showing on the TV, along with plenty of newspapers and magazines on display.

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United Club Heathrow T2 Room
This room offers some more seating for those wishing to have a break. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying
United Club Heathrow T2 media
Lots of reading materials on offer. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

Adjacent to this segment is a business unit for those needing to get some work crammed in ahead of their boarding time.

United Club Heathrow T2 Business Room
This working area of the lounge is heavily secluded from the rest. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

A great aspect of the business room is that there are plenty of quiet pods to escape from all the distractions at the airport. In each of the cubicles, there is a desk and charging ports for portable devices.

United Club Heathrow T2 Cubicle
Those needing to work would definitely get projects done in these cubicles. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

Making my way to the canteen, I stopped for a drink at the bar and noticed the Thanksgiving decorations on display. I had a brief chat with the bartender and was ready to have some brunch.

United Club Heathrow T2 Bar
We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying
United Club Heathrow T2 Bar Drinks
An abundance of hard drinks on show too. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

Time to dine

As it was a noon flight, the buffet still had breakfast offerings. There were several big breakfast options to choose from, including eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, toast, and beans.

United Club Heathrow T2 Food
I made it just in time for breakfast.  Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying
United Club Heathrow T2 Dining
Vegetarian and meat options were available. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying
United Club Heathrow T2 Breakfast
A cold breakfast was also available, for those wishing not to have something so heavy. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

There were also extra pastries available, from bagels to muffins.

United Club Heathrow T2 Canteen
Freshly placed bread items were in the canteen too. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying
United Club Heathrow T2 Drinks
The coffee is supplied by Illy. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

To chow down, I chose to sit next to the window and gaze at the planes arriving in. Compared with the United Club that I visited in Washington (we will share a review on that in the future), this lounge was fairly quiet. There were enough people around to offer an engaging atmosphere but it was quiet enough to not feel overwhelmed.

United Club Heathrow View
Even though the construction got in the way, it was still nice to see some aircraft activity. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

Pleasant experience

I wouldn’t be surprised if many fliers purposely leave early to get to this lounge before their flight. The welcoming yet constructive ambiance gives an incentive to sit back and relax or get some work done. Next time, I’ll definitely leave home an hour earlier so I can get some articles written while sampling more of the specialist hot drinks here.

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I’m looking forward to spending more time in the United Club at Heathrow Terminal 2. Photo: Sumit Rehal / Simple Flying

Altogether, this United Club lounge offers the perfect balance of business and pleasure. The decor is classy but the atmosphere is not pretentious. I’d like to thank United for the opportunity to be a guest at this lounge.

Have you had a chance to visit the United Club at London Heathrow Terminal 2? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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Alex

I thoroughly agree! I love this Untied Club, as good as the LAX United Club