The 20 most beautiful bars in London

The American Bar at The Savoy

The iconic American Bar, housed within The Savoy, has been serving up Martinis for more than a century. The inspiration behind Harry Craddock’s 1930 Savoy Cocktail Book, which remains a well-respected tome within the drinks world, The American Bar is an institution.

As transatlantic travel became more popular in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, many American Bars opened throughout London, serving up mixed or ‘American’-style drinks.

The bar’s first notable bartender was Ada ‘Coley’ Coleman, who took the helm in 1903, and was succeeded by Harry Craddock.

With its classic 1920s art-deco interior, suited pianist tinkling the ivories and immaculately presented team of bartenders dressed in pristine white blazers, walking into the American Bar feels like being transported back to a bygone era.

Plush sofas and candlelit tables make for a sophisticated spot to indulge in a classic serve. Sadly, dashing Erik Lorincz, the bar’s 11th head bartender in its history, shook his last cocktails at the bar this week and has hung up his white tux to travel the world in search of cocktail inspiration. His replacement has yet to be announced.

2 Responses to “The 20 most beautiful bars in London”

  1. the whole room looks stunning!

    No need to say that those original Murano glass chandeliers are stunning!

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