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7 Of The Best Hotel Bars in London

After a long day on the busy streets of London, a strong drink is always a good idea. From legendary bars to sleek and modern joints, there are tons of options in this city. Take a seat at one of these best hotel bars in London, however, for a nightcap close to home.

You’ll find knowledgable bartenders and incredible hotel services in London–which makes for wonderful drinks too.

Best Hotel Bars in London, England

1. Connaught Bar – The Connaught Hotel

This luxurious bar at The Connaught Hotel is dripping in charm. The Cubist-inspired bar is filled with large mirrors and textured walls covered in platinum silver leaf. Known for their martinis, that’s a great pick. Or try their original, The Vanguard.

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2. American Bar – The Savoy

The award-winning bar at The Savoy even has its own album recorded by their pianist, but we’re there for the cocktails. The menu mirrors the album, and the songs often provide inspiration for the drinks. Order and Electric Lover, based on Prince’s Purple Rain, which naturally includes glitter in the drink.

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3. Punch Room – The London Edition

Punch Room at The London Edition simply oozes Old World charm and elegance. Inspired by London’s 19th-century private clubs, this bar is warm and cozy thanks to its dark woods and rich accent colors. With soul, blues and ragtime playing in the background, it’s easy to slip into the mindset. Order a gin and tonic.

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4. The Blue Bar – The Berkeley

This eye-catching bar at The Berkeley is a modern spin on an Art Deco bar. Now there’s even a glass extension for an added “wow” factor. The sparkling aura of the bar is captivating, and the bartenders mix incredible drinks. Order the Champagne Milkshake, and keep your phone ready for photos.

5. The Bloomsbury Club – The Bloomsbury Hotel

The Bloomsbury Hotel’s speakeasy-style club is a wondrous setting. It’s sleek and modern, yet piques the imagination with indoor trees and greenery. Settle into a table for the night and order a drink based on your mood–such as a Fallen Angel for the guilty.

6. Scarfes Bar – Rosewood London

The Scarfes Bar at the Rosewood London is a perfect balance of old and new. The library-like bar is filled with art, and their “potions” or cocktails are based on music ranging from classical and pop to electro and rock. Order a Memphis Punch from the Soul menu.

7. Library Bar – The Lanesborough

The Library Bar at The Lanesborough is as luxurious as classic hotel bars come. The emerald and gold bar is quite impressive with knowledgable mixologists and bottles dating back to the 1770s.

Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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