London Fashion Week: The 5 Best Bars to Drink in Style

With London Fashion Week on everybody’s lips, it’s time to figure out your next sips. So while you may not nab a front row seat (or even a standing one for that matter), you can still mingle with the best of them and feel like a true fashionista.

Chiltern Firehouse Marylebone interior

1. Chiltern Firehouse

While this Marylebone eatery hasn’t been around too long, it has quickly cemented its title as the place to see and be seen. This is the ultimate A-list hang, courtesy of hotelier André Balazs who owns the infamous Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.

Long Bar at Sanderson London

2. Long Bar at Sanderson

Taking up a wide swathe of Berners Street is the Philippe Starck-designed Sanderson. And while it may look a bit grey on the outside, inside you’ll find a slick space with features like hanging egg chairs, glowing bars and purple velvet dens. Oh and did we mention the U-shaped garden in the middle of the building? Yep, fresh air enjoyment without any of the rain-soaked hair.

Punch Room at the London Edition Hotel

3. Punch Room at the London Edition Hotel

Situated in one of the city’s most grandiose hotels (just one look at the lobby ceiling and you’ll know why), the Punch Room offers an intimate and relaxed setting for imbibers – with lots of punchy punch, a flickering fireplace and regular live music events.

dean street townhouse terrace

4. Dean Street Townhouse

If you’ve always wanted to join a members club, but haven’t been able to snag a membership – then this is your answer. Soho House Group gives us a glimpse into their way of life – no annual fees required – and we have to say, it’s pretty damn good. Smack dab in the middle of Soho, this classically styled establishment attracts the creative set so don’t be surprised when a celebrity or two pop in (we can’t name names, but it rhymes with Shmeyonce). And even if the previous statement is only half true, you’ll feel hipper and richer after a few here.

Claridge's Hotel Bar London

5. Claridge’s Bar

Sometimes we all need a bit of pampering and this is one of the best in the world for it. One of designer David Collins’ finest works, this art deco gem effortlessly defines incessant vogue.

— Sasha Filimonov, @SashaSips

 

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