Light Bar †

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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 £219† 37% 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 £152† 24% 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 £140† 22% 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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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | Same location as Light Bar
Set behind the facade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden hand-shaped handle is Blind Spot at St Martins ... More
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The Den St Martins Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | Same location as Light Bar
An oak-panelled snug at St Martins Lane , The Den is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, curl up with ... More
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B.Y.O.C
London > Nightlife > Bars
28 Bedfordbury Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Light Bar
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Light Bar
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Lamb & Flag
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33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Light Bar
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London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Light Bar
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Light Bar, Haymarket, SW1Y | 5 minutes from Light Bar
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Light Bar, Catherine Street, WC2B | 6 minutes from Light Bar
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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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Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Light Bar
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London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 1 minute from Light Bar
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London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Light Bar
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London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Light Bar
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Asia de Cuba
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | Same location as Light Bar
The venue is chic and dominated by fat, cylindrical pillars, each quirkily adorned with a different element. Situated within Morgans Hotel Group's fashionable St Martins Lane ... More
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Asia de Cuba
London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | Same location as Light Bar
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Giovanni's
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10 Goodwin's Court, St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Light Bar
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from Light Bar
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from Light Bar
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London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from Light Bar
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Light Bar
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Light Bar
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
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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
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Light Bar
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Light Bar
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Light Bar
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | Same location as Light Bar
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
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London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Light Bar
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Light Bar
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