Whether you're looking for a quick after-work cocktail with colleagues or a luxury hotel in London with a great bar for the weekend, look no further. Here's a guide to the best of the hotel's bar crop.
Long Bar at the Sanderson
Part of Morgans Hotel Group and sister of San Francisco Clift hotel, Sanderson is a uber hip and trendy meeting place and Long Bar, just outside reception, is no different. At 80 feet in length, the bright white bar with a bright green glow has enough room for everyone to swing around the bar and be served. Cocktails are well connected with the seasonal changing menu, and during the summer months, guests can go out to the courtyard to enjoy the light evenings.
Rooftop at the Boundary
Situated on top of a converted Victorian store in Shoreditch, East London, Rooftop is a rare find in the capital. With 360 degree views of Canary Wharf in one direction and the city's financial district with the Gherkinen and Barbican in the other. A 48-page restaurant and spacious bar sits under a large canopy to protect from the changing British weather, while Welsh rugs are present for a smuggler when evening temperatures drop.
Kensington Roof Gardens
A unique but very pleasant find in the middle of busy London, Kensington Roof Gardens offers a small oasis far away from the madding crowd. At 100 feet above the bustling Kensington High Street, The Roof Gardens Private Members Club combines with three beautiful flowering gardens with a flowing stream and even their own wildlife and a huge trendy bar and club that thrives on an evening into his place. see ya.
Donovan Bar, Browns Hotel
There is something special about the Donovan Bar at Brown's hotel in the heart of Mayfair. A warning inviting space that reflects memories of a bygone era with over 50 monochrome prints taken by British photographer Terence Donovan hanging from the walls. The large leather strap is in perfect contrast to the beautiful glass mosaic that reflects light in the room. Box Brownie's signature cocktail is a must while corner banquette is the perfect place to rock up and enjoy some of the live jazz bars.
Rivoli Bar at Ritz
As the hotel website says, each grand hotel has a spectacular bar and fortunately at the Ritz, a luxury hotel in London they follow their own advice. The decor exudes an elegant sophistication and blends the mind of satinwood, gold leaf and lalique glass together to create an elegant space. Cocktails can be enjoyed from the comfort of your leopard print chair, while the elite mixes under the chandeliers. This is a bar where a formal dress code must be followed, which means that men must do as much work as the ladies and don a jacket and tie.