London Fashion Week is here, and if you were wondering where the best places to hangout were – don’t worry your pretty little head, ‘cause we got in touch with DesignMyNight for the scoop on London’s most stylish bars. With rooftop views and ‘Press for Champagne’ buttons, anyone that’s anyone will be seen cavorting at these seven hotspots from the 15th (and that includes you too.)
Although it mightn’t look like much from the outside, Sanderson Hotel is here to prove that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. This lot serve a magical Alice in Wonderland-themed afternoon tea in a secret courtyard garden and they have Long Bar to boast about; an oasis of calm where cocktails are the main attraction. Decorated with overhead foliage and lined with tall stylish seating; this place is the closest thing to cocktail heaven you’re gonna get.
For people in the know, The Rumpus Rooms is one of the city’s most stylish hangouts. Found on the 12th floor of Mondrian London at Sea Containers, on top of its menu of impressive cocktails, it has a smattering of retro furnishings, eye-catching light features and it offers stunning views of London from its intimate terrace.
Punch Room is a reservations-only bar, so you’ll need to be on top of your game to get a look-in for London Fashion Week. The space takes inspiration from nineteenth-century private members’ clubs; characterised by oak-panelled walls, snug seating and hand-painted portraits adorning the walls. With an undeniable exclusive feel to it – it’s going to be a hotbed for London Fashion Week goers.
In case you’ve been hiding underneath a rock as of late, Swift is the sibling of one of the world’s best bars: Nightjar. Opening in 2016, this luxurious den is spread across two floors, and with a strong cocktail list and slick interiors – like many of us – it refused to live in the shadow of its older sister. Located in the heart of Soho, you can bet on hedonistic nights at this suave bar come London Fashion Week.
We can give you a dozen reasons to head to Bob Bob Ricard for London Fashion Week; but we don’t want to keep you here all day – so we’ll only list a few. One: it has stunning 1920s decor. Two: they serve the best boozy chocolate truffles in town. Three: every table bears a ‘Press for Champagne’ button. Yep, you heard that right.
Sketch isn’t just one of the prettiest restaurants in London. It’s one of the prettiest restaurants in the world. With five bars and restaurants to drink and dine in, you’ll want to visit here long after your London Fashion Week pitstop. The Gallery is our favourite space by far, with candy pink booths and bold illustrations taking up wall space. For cocktails, food or afternoon tea – make it your prerogative to visit this Insta-worthy spot.
Elegance takes physical form at London’s Quaglino’s. Constantly lauded as a hangout for famous faces, everyone from Angelina Jolie to Princess Diana have congregated under its mirrored roof (…and you’re up next). Their signature serves are something to rave about, but you can’t leave without trying The Grand Opening; it’s made with Ketel One Vodka infused with fresh pomegranate.
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By Leighanne Bent