God bless America! Best ways to celebrate Fourth of July in London


See the best ways to have an all-American Fourth of July

Yippee! Yee-haw! God Bless America –  it’s Independence Day!

Londoners may not feel so able to celebrate the American festivity given they are all the way across the Atlantic Ocean from the States. But you can still have a hoot and a half in London-town like a proper rooting-tootin’ American in no time, you just have to know how to do it best.

Chow down on an All-American burger at Five Guys

July 4th heralds the time to dine out in all-American style. You could sip milkshakes at Ed’s Diner, or try a new American import, a fancy burger from Five Guys. They’ll be opening their first branch on Long Acre, Covent Garden today. The brand, worth $1bn in the US, was brought over with the help of Carphone Warehouse legend Sir Charles Dunstone.

“We offer a high quality product in a casual setting. It’s more expensive than McDonald’s but still in a casual environment”, Five Guys spokeswoman Molly Catalano tells LondonlovesBusiness.com.

“We have our first location in Covent Garden and there’ll be another location lined up in London soon after. We hope to have a third open this year too.”

Go out and have a chomp of their burgers. They’re said to be so good that even George Osborne would be converted from his Byron burgers.

Go knock ‘em down bowling at All Star Lanes

Round up your gang and come on down to the All Star Lanes for an evening of all-American bowling. Slush Puppies are available for thirsty bowlers and American citizens will get a free whisky sour. Yee-ha!

The White Horse’s American Beer-fest

The Sloaney Pony is showing off by hosting its sixth annual American beer festival, which goes on for the whole of the weekend.

Sample a huge range of US beers, even some made in the UK with all-American hops.

Celebrate Independence at the Benjamin Franklin House

Take a tour of the Grade I listed house where the kite-flying madcap founding father once lived and worked for 16 years, all the while enjoying some fizz and cake.

End your night with hot-dogs and American dancing in Camden

Proud Camden is throwing an Independence Party with all the American indulgences you’d like.

The stables will be daubed with bunting, the red-white-and-blue and American memorabilia.

There’ll be a hot-dog eating contest, with the winner netting a £50 bar tab, beer pong and a New York piñata to bash.