Claridges Bar

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MONDAY - SATURDAY: 12 P.M. - 1 A.M. | SUNDAY: 12 P.M. - 11 P.M.
+44 207 629 8860 | WEBSITE

With its gleaming ivory pillars, red leather bar stools and artwork by celebrity photographer Richard Young, Claridges is a rarefied space in which to drink, thanks to designer David Collins (who also designed Corinthia’s Bassoon Bar). In the heart of Mayfair, you’ll find famous faces of every ilk, the fashion mafia, wannabes, hasbeens, bankers and well-heeled travelers in the mad medley of London. The champagne list testifies to the drink of choice here. For bar snacks, think oysters, sushi and Caspian caviar with Beluga at a tidy £336 per 30 grams.

Known For
  • craft cocktails
  • hotel bar
  • historic
  • bar food
What to drink
The Black Pearl is the best selling cocktail on the menu (made with blackberries, blueberries, vodka and grapefruit juice). Bar manager Denis Broci, however, would recommend a Sazerac.
Seek out the stylish little Fumoir bar serving 1930s-inspired cocktails in Lalique glassware with space for just 12 drinkers. It’s hidden behind a secret door, but staff will help you locate it.