You don’t need to be in America or be American to celebrate Independence Day. The 4th of July in London is a huge occasion and a great excuse to tuck into some American staples. From classic American diners and historic baseball games – we’ve got you sorted. Read on to see our top picks of the best places to celebrate American Independence Day in London:

1. For a Historic Baseball Game: Balthazar

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What: Balthazar is putting on a week-long celebration for 4th of July, kicking it off by screening the historic baseball game between longstanding rivals, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, in the Major League Baseball’s London debut.

Eat & Drink: They will be showcasing the return of the ‘Independence Day Dog’ – a combination of Toulouse sausage and BBQ beef cross Rib, Comté cheese topped with crispy shallots in a home made bread roll. For dessert you’ll be able to feast on freshly-baked, party sized varieties of American pie – including Key Lime, Banoffee, Apple & Blueberry, Pear and Plum or New York Cheesecake.

Where: 4-6 Russell St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5HZ

2. For American Classics: Christopher’s, Covent Garden

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What: Christopher’s is the perfect spot to celebrate the 4th of July if you’re in search of American classics. They’ve got a week-long celebration including a feasting menu comprising of Hot Dog specials and desserts such as the Half-Baked Melting Chocolate Chip Cookie not to mention their one-off cocktails.

Eat & Drink: Starters include aromatic Pulled Pork Tortilla whilst mains run from Jerk-rubbed Chicken to the iconic Surf’n’Turf or Smoked Tiger Shrimps. Not one to stop at the main affair, they’ll be serving up their show-stopping puddings at the restaurant, with a selection also available in the bar, and stretch from the wonderfully indulgent Half-Baked Melting Chocolate Chip Cookie to the likes of the seasonal Strawberry, Almond & Cinnamon Shortcake as well as Lemon Meringue Pie. 

Where: 18 Wellington St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7DD

3. For the Ultimate 4th of July Party: Dinerama

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What: East London’s favourite food vendors will be spicing up their menus with exclusive US twists including dishes from Up In My Grill, Thunderbird and Yum Buns.  You can also get stuck into the activities ranging from beer pong, corn hole and even foosball!

Eat & Drink: Pig out on Thunderbird hot wings to Buffalo chicken strips from White Men Can’t Jerk and Club Mexicana’s vegan burritos; the bars will also be turning up the heat with tequila RedHot-Rocks and spiked Frank’s Limeade punch.

Where: Dinerama – 19 Great Eastern St, EC2A 3EJ

When: Thursday 4th July, 5-11 pm, 18+ only

Tickets here

4. For Food By an Executive Chef: The Sloane Club

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What: The Sloane Club is the place to be at this Thursday to celebrate the 4th July in style. You’ll be served up food prepared by executive chef Bernhard Mayer who is teaming up with Victor Garvey and Tom Parker Bowles to create the menu for a very special party on the club’s roof terrace.

Eat & Drink: The Independence Day party will start with a cocktail and canapé reception, after which guests will sit down to a four-course menu of classic American dishes. Mini ‘dodger dog’ hot dogs, lobster rolls and Philly cheese-steak canapés will be served with welcome cocktails before dinner kicks off with Grilled iceberg lettuce wedge with Central Coast Creamery “Big Rock Blue” blue cheese dressing.

Where: The Sloane Club, 52 Lower Sloane Street, London, SW1W 8BS

When: Thu, 4 July 2019 – 18:00 – 21:00

Tickets here

5. For an Independence Day Burger: Tappit Hen

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What:  Tappit Hen celebrates American Independence Day with a special burger and beer offer.

Eat & Drink: Stacked steak burger with shaved smoked New York beef, dirty onions, Russian dressing and maple glazed bacon served with loaded skin-on, smoked chilli and cheese fries. Accompanied by Sierra Nevada Beer a pale ale which sparked the American craft beer revolution, made from Cascade hops with intense aromas of pine and citrus.

Where: The Tappit Hen 21-23 St Swithen’s Lane, London EC4N 8AD

When: Thursday 4Th July (lunch & dinner)

6. For Kansas-Style BBQ: Prairie Fire BBQ in Mercato Metropolitan

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What:  Get your all American, Kansas City style BBQ fix this 4th of July at Prairie Fire BBQ at Mercato Metropolitan in Elephant & Castle.

Eat & Drink:  Try their legendary smoked brisket sandwich. Slow-smoked over oak for 16 hours and slathered in their signature KC style BBQ sauce with secret spices and molasses, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back to the US of A. Alternately, try out their hickory smoked chicken wings or BBQ pulled pork tacos.

Where: 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR

When: Thursday 4th July – ALL DAY