London's Best Hotel Bars
The Best Hotel Bars in London
London’s hotel bar scene has thrived over the last few years with some of the world’s best bar tenders and mixologists at the helm. Here is Bon Vivant's guide to the best hotel bars in London.
The Connaught Hotel
The Connaught hotel features two exquisite bars that are ideal for very different occasions. The warmth and intimacy of the Coburg Bar make it a wonderful place to relax after a day at the office or shopping, while the design and the cocktails at the Connaught Bar are perfect for an upbeat glamorous evening with friends.
We highly recommend one of their signature Martinis, making both strong contenders for the best hotel bars in London.
The Library Bar
The Library Bar at The Lanesborough hotel is a destination itself and a perfect place to relax with a cognac to the sound of the grand piano. Immerse yourself in the memory of an almost forgotten era of refinement and sophistication.
The Donovan Bar
The Donovan Bar at Brown's Hotel in Mayfair is cool, stylish, intimate and a haven for fashionistas. The walls are adorned with Terence Donovan's iconic black and white prints, which adds a contemporary twist to the history of the surroundings.
The Donovan is one of our picks for the best hotel bars in London.
The Zetter Townhouse
The Zetter Townhouse bar is designed around ‘Aunt Wilhelmina’, a fictional crazy old aunt whose trinkets and artefacts from her global travels fill up the room. The cocktail menu is short but perfectly formed.
Each cocktail is the result of a specific concept, and is the product of multiple experiments a lab to get the final libation just right. The Zetter Townhouse Bar is cool, quirky and certainly one of the best hotel bars in London.
Artesian Bar at The Langham
Situated in the beautifully revamped Langham hotel, the David Collins designed bar is sleek, sexy and dramatic. With its 50 types of rum, Artesian is ideally placed for a post shopping cocktail or a refined haven from the frenzy of nearby Soho.
The Bassoon Bar at The Corinthia
The Corinthia Hotel is situated close to Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament in an old Ministry of Defence building. The Bassoon Bar was designed by famous designer David Collins, where the centrepiece is the piano - not only do they have regular live music but the piano is built into the bar!
The bar is stylish, relaxed and has an excellent cocktail list, making The Bassoon Bar one of the best hotel bars in London.
Max Bar at The Covent Garden Hotel
In the heart of Covent Garden, the focal point of the quaint Monmouth Street, the Max bar at the Covent Garden hotel is elegant, intimate and buzzy. Recline, soak up the British charm and feel right at home.
Bar 45 at 45 Park Lane
The cocktail menu includes speciality infused vodka and gin creations, and I can personally recommend ‘Pepito’s Revenge’, which is made from tequila and lime with an overriding basil flavour, and the Umami Cocktail, although impossible to accurately describe, is certainly worth a try!
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