Whether you are looking for a quick post-work cocktail with colleges or a luxury hotel in London with a fantastic bar for the weekend, then look no further. Here is a guide to the best of the hotel bar crop.
Long Bar at the Sanderson
Part of the Morgans Hotel Group and sister to the San Francisco Clift hotel, the Sanderson is an uber hip and trendy venue and the Long Bar, just off the reception area, is no different. At 80-feet in length, the bright white bar with a luminous green glow has enough room for everyone to hover round the bar and be served. Cocktails tie in nicely with the seasonally changing menu and come the summer months, guest can head out to the courtyard to soak up the lighter evenings.
Rooftop at the Boundary
Situated atop a converted Victorian warehouse in Shoreditch, East London, Rooftop is a rare find in the capital. With 360-degree views reaching Canary Wharf in one direction and the City's financial district with the Gherkin and Barbican in the other. A 48 seat restaurant and spacious bar sit underneath a large canopy to offer protection from the changeable British weather whilst blankets are on hand for a snuggle once evening temperatures drop.
Kensington Roof Gardens
A unique but very pleasant find in the middle of bustling London, Kensington Roof Gardens offers a little oasis far from the madding crowd. At 100 feet up above the busy Kensington High Street, The Roof Gardens private members club combines three beautiful blooming gardens, with a flowing stream and even their own wildlife, and a huge trendy bar and club that blossoms of an evening into he place to be and be seen.
Donovan Bar, Browns Hotel
There is something a little bit special about the Donovan Bar at Brown's hotel in the heart of Mayfair. A warn inviting space that reflects memories of a bygone era with over 50 black and white prints taken by British photographer Terence Donovan hanging from the walls. The large leather bar sits in perfect contrast to the pretty stained glass window that reflects light into the space. The Box Brownie signature cocktail is a must whilst the corner banquette is the perfect place to rock up and enjoy some of the bars live jazz.
Rivoli Bar at the Ritz
As the hotel website states, every grand hotel needs a spectacular bar and thankfully at the Ritz, a luxury hotel in London , they follow their own advice. The décor oozes sleek sophistication and blends the likes 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 mingle under the chandeliers. This is a bar where formal dress code must be followed which means that men are required to make as much effort as the ladies and don a jacket and tie.