What they say:
Harry Gordon’s bar is a sophisticated cocktail bar tucked onto the Lower Ground floor of Selfridges and taking the name of the charismatic founder of Selfridges. The mouth-watering cocktail menu was inspired by Selfridges’ rich heritage and devised by specialist Ryan Chetiyawardana, with drinks including the delicious-sounding 1909 Smash – made up of Sipsmith Gin, peach and mint. Drinks also include their own 1909 brewed IPA, a mixture of London ales, and craft beers, while their hand-picked wine list is an exciting mix of tastes and cultures. The diversity of spirits and wines show that they mean serious business as a bar, and Harry Gordon's is sure to be a glamorous drinking experience, but to adhere to Selfridges' motto; one that anyone can afford.
What we say:
Over a 100 years after Mr. Harry Gordon shocked Londoners by opening up the first department store that (shock horror) you could buy a whole range of things under one roof, Selfridges is opening their first cocktail bar. The early 20th century theme is everywhere in London at the moment, but it's nice to see it coming from a store that actually has history that far back. Judging by the record Selfridges has of revelling in extravagence and causing a stir with their excessiveness; you can bet their bar opening will also channel that infamous "Spirit of Selfridges" and intrigue the Londoners that head there.