1. A liquid library of spirits: The Library Bar at The Lanesborough
Arguably one of the swishest places we’ve ever been, the renowned Library Bar at The Lanesborough Hotel in Hyde Park Corner is a time capsule of the Regency era. An experience decorated with plush decor, and cocktails prepared by a team of award-winning mixologists.
The Library Bar has a collection of cognacs dating back to the 1770s, and the atmosphere and ambiance of a private club. This is a special occasion kind of cocktail bar, a black suit and tie-wearing cocktail bar – reservations are a must. There are cocktail bars and then there is The Library Bar, a casual spot it is not, but an experience it is.