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London Fashion Week – places to visit!

London Fashion Weeks hot spots!

With London Fashion Week 2014 almost upon us, we have picked out our top 4 places to visit near Somerset House  during London’s most fashionable week!

Radio Rooftop Bar- ME Hotel London

Situated opposite Somerset House, Radio Rooftop Bar is the perfect location for those London Fashion Week after show drinks. Elegant and sophisticated, with a stunning backdrop this really is the number one place to visit during London Fashion Week.

Radio Rooftop Bar offers stunning views across London, a great Tapas menu plus an extensive cocktail list.

Fashion Week ME Hotel
View from RRB

Entry to the bar is on a walk in basis, depending on how busy the bar is at the time. The dress code is formal – which shouldn’t be a problem during Fashion Week!

Prices reflect the usual London drinks cost – cocktails are around £12 however the service given is of the highest standard.

The décor is ultra modern and if you brave the outside Rooftop Bar there are comfy sofas and patio heaters to keep you warm!

If you don’t fancy Radio Rooftop then ME Hotel also has the Marconi Lounge which is situated in the hotel lobby for a more casual visit.

We 100% recommend Radio Rooftop Bar for a fashion filled, glamorous after show drink or two!

One Aldwych

One Aldwych is situated in Covent Garden, just a two minute walk from Somerset House. It is yet another hotel which we recommend visiting during London Fashion Week. The ambience here is relaxing but glamorous. The staff are simply amazing too (see my review here).

We visited Indigo for brunch and can whole heartedly recommend this for a sophisticated event before or after the Fashion Week shows. The unlimited prosecco offer is the ultimate enjoyment!

View of the Lobby Bar Fashion Week
View of the Lobby Bar

One Aldwych also have an amazing lobby bar too, with a double height ceiling and gorgeous sculptures for a more relaxed event or just for cocktails!

 

“This is probably the most beautiful hotel lobby bar in London.”
London Evening Standard

Pricing again matches the London standard but the ambience, service and quality is well worth the London weighting.

Corinthia Hotel – London

Corinthia Hotel is situated just a mere 10 minute walk from Somerset House and offers plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy during London Fashion Week.

Corinthia Hotel is one of the most luxurious hotels in London and the bars certainly reflect that.

The three bars include ‘Bassoon’, ‘The Northall Bar’ and ‘Massimo Oyster Bar’. We have visited ‘The Northhall Bar’ and enjoyed some lovely cocktails here so can recommend this as a great place to visit.

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Champers at the Corinthia Hotel

The ambience is relaxed but elegant – dress code is casual / formal being a hotel lobby. Prices again reflect London cocktail prices but the quality is worth it. The Corinthia Hotel oozes luxury and high class, making it the perfect place to visit during London Fashion Week.

Adventure Bar              

My final recommendation is a little bit different to the above. If you wish to let your hair down we really recommend visiting ‘Adventure Bar’ Covent Garden.

Adventure Bar is a fun and lively place where the drinks are themed and sometimes very surprising. The atmosphere is exciting and lively with a retro feel.

The music has mix of classic and modern tracks to keep you entertained, and a cocktail list (handed to you in a retro DVD case!) which will have you fighting over what to chose!

Adventure Bar cocktails fashion week
Adventure Bar cocktails

Adventure bar offers an alternative evening to the other places recommended and well worth a visit after the shows, being just ten minutes from Somerset House. Prices are cheaper than expected which is a great bonus too.

 

Where ever you decide to visit during London Fashion Week 2014 just remember to do it in style!

Radio Rooftop Bar – ME London Hotel

Radio Rooftop Bar – stunning views!

So everyone today is talking about the London Global Gift Gala hosted by Eva Longoria at the ME London Hotel last night!

The surprise of the night was the arrival of the hosts long-time BFF Victoria Beckham.

If you fancy visiting this lovely hotel I would suggest visiting the rooftop bar aptly named ‘Radio Rooftop Bar‘.

During busy times you may be required to book at table but during the day or week nights you should be able to just show up as they do operate a walk in policy.

Once inside the hotel you are whisked in to the lift and taken to the roof. From here you have access to either the lovely inside bar area or the outside seating which overlooks Somerset House. During the winter when Somerset House is an skating rink the views are beautiful.

View from Radio Rooftop Bar
Somerset House ice skating rink

The bar overlooks some of the most famous landmarks that London has to offer, including Tower Bridge, the Shard, London Bridge, Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, Somerset House, Southbank, London Eye and Houses of Parliament.

The décor is extremely modern with large comfy sofas to sit on and is beautifully lit by candles and lanterns.

The menu itself is extensive enough with plenty to offer even the most refined drinker. The food menu is Tapas however so don’t expect larger meals to accompany your drinks.

We opted for a hot beverage ‘coffee with Baileys’ which wasn’t strictly on the menu but the staff were more than happy to make our custom order. The drinks were served in lovely wine glasses and the atmosphere was beautiful with the lovely views, hot drinks and cold crisp winter evening.

Radio Rooftop Bar drinks
Lovely and warm Baileys and coffee!

Prices are a little on the expensive side with drinks starting at around £10 per person, however the atmosphere, view and location really do make up for this.
Radio Rooftop Bar at ME London Hotel is a great place to visit for a date maybe or for drinks with the girls before an event such as London Fashion Weekend at Somerset House.

For more details on Radio Rooftop Bar at ME London Hotel you can visit their own website here.