Interpreted Magic, The Beaufort Bar

The Savoy hotel’s Beaufort Bar is debuting a new cocktail menu that explores the “fabled history, dark drama and timeless romance” of magic through the ages. Launching on 16 October, the ‘Interpreted Magic’ menu is split into three distinct sections, each named after and inspired by one of the ‘three pillars’ of a magic performance: …

London Cocktail Week

A look ahead at some of the highlights of this year’s London Cocktail Week This October, DrinkUp.London is celebrating ten years of London Cocktail Week (LCW) with a mammoth ten-day festival, taking place from 4 to 13 October. Festival goers can soak up the capital’s thriving cocktail scene with access to over 300 bars serving …

Colours Hoxton

The Mothership Group, the team behind venues Queen of Hoxton, The Book Club and Brighton’s Patterns, has opened a new multi-arts bar and club in Hoxton called Colours. Residing on the former site of Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, Colours has been created in collaboration with east London live music venues Hackney’s Village Underground and …

Gong bar baijiu cocktail menu

Gong, the cocktail bar at Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, London has revealed new baijiu cocktail menu to celebrate the brand’s Asian heritage. Baijiu is a Chinese spirit made from grain. In China, it fuels social occasions and is typically consumed as a shot. Inspired by the history of Chinese culture, each of Gong bar’s …

Bloomsbury Club Bar Mad Monkey

The Bloomsbury Club Bar is inviting guests to place their fate in the hands of the Diviner this September with the launch of a new immersive cocktail concept. The bar is offering drinkers an insight into the hedonistic and debaucherous lives of the infamous Bloomsbury Set, and the spiritual aftermath of the First World War, …

Luigi's Bar cocktails

Jim Fisher, founder of Spelzini, the Italian café and all-day eatery, is launching Luigi’s Bar in Shoreditch this September. Located on Shoreditch High Street, Luigi’s “takes its cues from the best of modern Italian design”, with low-slung leather sofas, elongated marble tables and minimalist pale oak dining chairs. Inspired by Jim’s Italian heritage and the …

10º at Galvin at Windows

Michelin-starred venue Galvin at Windows, located on the 28th floor of London Hilton on Park Lane, has unveiled a new identity for its skyline bar. The next phrase comes in the form of 10º. Representing “a modern oasis” for busy Londoners, the skyline bar offers panoramic views across the capital. 10º, meaning the golden hour …

Darling House

Darling House, a new experiential house party-inspired cocktail bar, has opened beneath Hello Darling restaurant in Waterloo, London. Masterminded by theatrical set designers Darling & Edge, the two-storey residence features six lavishly decorated rooms, which have been designed to resemble a home. Guests arrive through a secret entrance disguised within a painting on the wall. …

St James Bar

St James Bar at luxury hotel Sofitel London St James has unveiled refreshed interiors and a new drinks and bar snacks offering. The interior design, led by respected bar and restaurant architect Jim Hamilton, subtly combines French and English themes to match the hotel’s blend of French and local culture. Key features include plush velvet …

Berkeley Bar and Terrace interior

Zoe Fryday checks in to The Berkeley, London to discover the hotel’s new luxury cocktail bar If you’re familiar with The Berkeley, you’ll know of the Blue Bar. This legendary hotel cocktail den has a new sister venue, and its offering a fresh kind of drinking experience for residents and walk-in visitors alike. The Berkeley …