http://www.flickr.com/photos/12836528@N00/3456274031London is known to be hugely culturally diverse, but this diversity also stretches elsewhere. If you are looking for a unique night out, then London has plenty of interesting and exclusive bars to satisfy you. From hotel bars to cocktail bars, and romantic bars to late night bars, London has it all. Let's take a closer look at 5 of the best:
If you are looking for beautiful views over the city, Paramount is the place to be. Unlike many other bars, you won't be drinking at ground level here: instead, after a quick journey in the lift, you'll be whisked away to the 32nd floor, gifting you some magnificent views and a truly memorable experience. Your best bet is to escape the bustling main bar on the 32nd floor, and head up to the Viewing Gallery on 33, giving you a 365 degree view of London. This really is a show stopping bar that you won't soon forget.
Zetter Townhouse Bar
The English are known for their eccentricity, and this bar sums this character trait up quite nicely. Imagine stepping into your wealthy Aunties house and you'll have an idea as to what to expect: comfy armchairs, piles of books, paintings, various cushions, china plates, and a number of other quirky touches give the bar a very unique feel. The bar isn't big, making it highly prized for those looking to soak up its character, but it does mean that you may not get a seat unless you get there early.
The Connaught Hotel Bar
If you are looking for an ultra-stylish bar with delicious and mouth-watering cocktails in the heart of Mayfair, look no further than the legendary 5 star Connaught Bar. The decor has Irish 1920s and English Cubist influences, with shimmering silver and textured walls, all overlaid with glistening lilac, pistachio, and dusty pink. You don't have to make a reservation to get in, but be sure to turn up early just to be sure, especially on Friday and Saturday evenings. The bar does close by 1am however, so if it's a late night you're looking for, you'll be best to figure a follow up venue into your evening.
If you are looking for a bit of romance, the Beaufort Bar is ideal. Chic, sleek, and stylish, the bar boasts a sexy Art Deco setting with velvet upholstery, gold alcoves, and low lighting that makes everyone look their best. The drinks are equally luxurious, and served up in stunning long stemmed crystal glasses that make you feel like you're mingling with high society. Delicious champagne cocktails are hugely popular, and each night there is entertainment on stage - one that was previously once hosted Frank Sinatra - so be sure to get there early enough to get a good seat if that's your thing. If not, arrive a bit later and simply enjoy the ambiance.
This Shoreditch based bar is built for party people. The name itself hints at good times to come, while all over the walls of the bar (and even into the toilets) are old music cassette tapes. The most unique feature, however, is the large wardrobe staged in the main bar: this isn't just for show, it's a portal into another area, comprising a cosy lounge and special area for members. The crowd are understandably young, and the cocktails are appropriately innovative. Go with the mindset to have a good time, and you surely will.
Summary: London is home to a range of exclusive and unique bars. Here are 5 of the most interesting.
Sources: http://www.the-connaught.co.uk/mayfair-bars/connaught-bar/ http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/ultratravel/9536101/London-cocktail-bars-ten-of-the-best.html
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