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45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4HX
 
 
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Mon to Thu 4.30pm-3am, Fri to Sat 4pm-3am, Sun 4.30pm-12midnight
 

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The Light Bar on the ground floor of the stylish St Martins Lane hotel has some of the best cocktails in London - they make a mean Caipirinha - boasts striking Philippe Starck decor and a cool, chic vibe. The walls are hung with enormous black and white close-up photos of people making funny faces taken by wildly progressive French fashion photographer Jean Baptiste Mondino. All this comes at a price but it's worth it for the standard of cocktails, the designer interior, and the people watching. Open to residents and non-residents alike, it's a convenient place to stop by for a couple of cheeky after dinner cocktails. It's the sort of place where you might pop in for a quick drink after the theatre on a Saturday night and end up staying for three hours - just bring your fat wallet with you if you do!

 

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £189  40% off
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | Same location as Light Bar
One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £143  23% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from Light Bar
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
Amba Hotel Charing Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £106  31% off
The Strand, WC2N | 3 minutes from Light Bar
Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
 
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Light Bar
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Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Light Bar
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5 New Row, WC2N | 1 minute from Light Bar
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10 Goodwin's Court, St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Light Bar
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Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from Light Bar
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12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Light Bar
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
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Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Light Bar
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Light Bar
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90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Light Bar
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
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8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Light Bar
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