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Blue Bar

Every large metropolitan city has bars and lounges. London is no exception and has a variety of night-spots, in most of which you can have an unforgettable time. We choose three “hot-spots”, which let you to relax and soak up London’s versatile nightlife.

Blue is supposed to be a very relaxing colour; so after a hectic day around town you should visit the elegant Blue Bar in the Berkeley Hotel. This is the place to “chill out” and enjoy your cocktail. Drinks are mixed behind a bar made from white onyx and the ‘Blue Bar CD’ is available for those wishing to take away some of this relaxing and soothing atmosphere, it includes a track from Madonna - a Blue Bar fan herself - remixed by Groove Armada.


If you are into cigars, or just enjoy the smell and atmosphere of a cigar lounge, than the Macundo Fumoir at Claridges is a must-do.

Not only have they got a selection of all the well-known Havanas, but also the rare and milder Mancuno. Decorated in rich and deep shades with many art deco details, this bar will make a change for your usual cigar experience. And in case you like a drink to go with it, there is a classic collection of Ports, Cognacs, and Tequilas.

Lounge Lover

For the more-modern and trendy, the Lounge Lover is the place to go. The combination of lounge and bar is a work of art, but not fixed in any particular style. Run by the same people as the restaurant ‘Les Trois Garcons’, the Lounge Lover is based in an old warehouse. You sit at old oak tables, on classic wooden chairs of all different shapes, styles and sizes. A great place to spend some time planning the rest of evening, with an “Endless Lover” - a mix amaretto and champagne - in your hand.

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