The United Club in London Heathrow is my favorite United Club in the network and a great place to work or eat prior to your flight.
This lounge does get crowded in the morning, just like the nearby Air Canada lounge. While I had no trouble finding a seat, it was certainly running on the full side. I like the retro United photographs framed around the lounge.
I was in the lounge during the breakfast window and very much enjoyed a hot breakfast of eggs, bacon, and sausage with porridge and cappuccino. The buffet is superb and since most lounge guests are waiting to board a longhaul flight, there is not the vulture/hoarding mentality on display we see at so many domestic U.S. clubs.
A full bar offers many alcoholic drinks, all complimentary. Smoothies are also available and I enjoyed a strawberry one.
What I appreciated most about the lounge was the superb staff. Every staff interaction was positive: they were cheerful, jovial almost, friendly, and extremely polite.
Showers are available (I did not have time for one) and I am not including any restroom pictures because there were so many in the restroom.
This LHR Terminal 2 lounge is located opposite Gate B46. It is open daily from 5:00a.m. to 10:00p.m. seven days a week.
In terms of design and amenities, this ranks as one of the top lounges in the system. What truly won me over was the excellent English breakfast and the charming staff.