London Fashion Week
With a host of celebrities, models and designers all flocking to the city, the most important question of all is, what are the best bars to visit during London Fashion Week? Whether your invite to Stella McCartney's after party got lost in the post, or if you are on the hunt to try and pull a model here are some of the best bars to visit during London Fashion Week.
Amidst some of London's top hotels, attractions and theatres you will find Smollensky's, a venue at the forefront of London's bar and restaurant scene. With cocktails organised by Hollywood's sirens such as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor Smollensky's offers their customers a touch of American glamour. You may not be a famous actor or actress in town for London Fashion Week but you feel like one in Smollensky's.
Dirty Martini Covent Garden has a sleek and stylish interior and is a respectable bar for any of London's fashionistas to be seen in. A popular spot with London's party crowd, Dirty Martini is a fairly intimate venue and has a great cocktail menu on offer. With DJ sets and a closing time of 3am on weekends Dirty Martini is sophisticated and a perfect venue to try and recreate the buzz of London Fashion Week.
80 feet in length, Long Bar lives up to it's name. You don't need to be a guest at the hotel to visit but this does not diminish Long Bar's exclusive atmosphere. If the thought of sipping innovative cocktails in an impressively decorated setting appeals to you then this is a great bar to visit. With a reputation of being a bar full of attractive people this is definitely the place to go if you want to try your luck with a model!
With an interior designed by Russell Sage, Tuttons Bar is a sophisticated and plush setting to enjoy a bottle of wine with friends or one of their signature cocktails. With an extensive wine list with flavours to suit any and every palate and a terrace overlooking Covent Garden piazza, what more could you ask for?
Covent Garden Cocktail Club is a members only club with an exclusive atmosphere, blending together the feel of British gentlemen's club and a New York prohibition vibe. As their name suggests, Covent Garden Cocktail club have an interesting array of cocktails on offer, drawing inspiration from around the world. Even if after reading the impressive cocktail menu nothing takes your fancy their trained bartenders are happy to whip up anything you fancy.
If you are after a stylish yet comfortable setting to escape all the endless fashion shows and after parties you have been invited to then Jamies Tudor Street is the ideal place to head to. With an extraordinary amount of wines on offer Jamie's have something to suit all moods and occasions; and with plenty of bar snacks and sharing platters offering the perfect accompaniment it would be rude not to.
Located in a basement, The London Cocktail Club employed tattoo artists to design their wall art, creating a cool and original space. With a light party atmosphere The London Cocktail Club prides itself on having a 'post-work, hair-down' vibe and with a happy hour offering two for one on cocktails this is the place to go if your budget is more Miss Selfridge than Mulberry.