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The Best Hotel Bars to Drink at in London

Toby Orton | January 24, 2018

While service, room size, restaurant and décor all play their part in assessing the prestige of a hotel, nowhere does a property’s class, character and style seduce guests quite like its bar. From hip party spots to understated gentleman’s clubs, nostalgic drinking dens to rooftop decks with views for miles, London’s range of hotel bars are among the most enticing in the world. Here is our pick of seven of the finest hotel spots for refined libation.

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Zetter Townhouse Marylebone

Why it made the list

A rich, sumptuous lounge bar filled with more knickknacks than your local thrift store, the amazing Seymour’s Parlour at Zetter Townhouse Marylebone is the place to lose yourself down the rabbit’s hole—and that’s before sampling the bespoke cocktail menu from famed London mixologist Tony Conigliaro.

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The Savoy

Why it made the list

As nostalgic as they come, the Savoy’s American Bar has been serving up exceptionally well-made cocktails to the stars since the golden age of celebrity. Marilyn Monroe was a fan and you can see why the nostalgic, dimly lit lounge inspires such fawning acclaim. Nightly piano and jazz accompanies drinks and there’s even a small museum to peruse at the entrance to the bar.

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ME London

Why it made the list

Heaters warm the spacious terrace of the Radio Rooftop Bar, the sleek, European-influenced bar that sits at the top of the ME London hotel’s sky-high atrium. The views over the river and the South Bank are incredible and when you’re tired of gazing into awe-inspiring vistas, the regular DJs will soundtrack your journey to the dancefloor where you can join the bar’s hip, manicured regulars in throwing moves.

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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch

Why it made the list

The ground floor lobby bar of the Ace Hotel is a place for East London creatives to peacock in front of their equally stylish peers. A relaxed, laidback affair, the bar at Ace London is all about lingering in a chic social club environment.

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Brown's Hotel

Why it made the list

Chic and stylish, The Donovan Bar at Brown’s Hotel is all intimate sophistication and live jazz. Plastered in black and white photographs of 1960s scenes shot by the bar’s namesake Terence Donovan, the bar is the perfect space to entertain and impress.

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The Langham

Why it made the list

Regularly voted the world’s best bar, there can’t be much more proof that the fabulous Artesian Bar at the Langham warrants inclusion on our list of London’s best hotel bars. Intricately decorated in purples and golds, the bar thrills with its innovative cocktails.

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