With the Olympics only a year away, we are seeing incredible amounts of investment in London’s hotels. And with these luxury hotels come new and refurbished bars that are adding to the capital’s cocktail scene. Over the past few months, stylish new bars have included W Lounge bar and Wyld at W London and Amaranto …

It was a little over a year ago that I attended the reopening of Akbar, the basement bar underneath The Red Fort restaurant in Soho, London. The space originally emerged as a bar 10 years ago but was badly damaged in the fire that broke out in a nearby building in Dean Street in July …

About two-and-a-half years ago, Bar magazine’s front cover featured our venue of the month, the newly opened Kingly Club in Covent Garden, London. It was developed by Dezzi Mc Causland who had already achieved success with his first Kingly Club in Soho and went on to launch the award-winning McQueen in Shoreditch last year. However, …