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St. James's Bars/Pubs Fodor's Choice

Festooned with a chin-dropping array of old club ties, vintage signed celebrity photographs, sporting mementos, model airplanes, and baseball caps, this sensational hotel cocktail bar has superb martinis and Manhattans. The name dates from the 1930s, when hotel bars in London started to cater to growing numbers of Americans crossing the Atlantic in ocean liners. The collection of paraphernalia was started in the 1970s when a customer left a small carved wooden eagle.

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16–18 St. James's Pl.
London, Greater London  SW1A 1NJ, England


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