23 July 2013: 

"Violent storms have hit the UK, with forecasters warning of more "widespread and energetic" thunderstorms and possible flooding".

source: BBC

Meteorage 23-07-13

Lightning strokes detected by Meteorage during the widespread heavy thunderstorms across the country on the 23rd of July 2013.


28 June 2011:

"Passengers faced disruption after lightning struck the control tower at Gatwick Airport."

Source: BBC

exp 28-06-11

Zoom on lightning strokes over and around Gatwick Airport on the 28th of June 2011.