Bassoon Bar  

 
 
ADDRESS
Corinthia Hotel London, Westminster, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Sun to Thu 4pm-12midnight, Fri & Sat 4pm-1am
 
PRICES
Cocktails £15-£17.50
 

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Bassoon BarThe cocktails in the Bassoon Bar are very good, expensive, yes, but very, very good. Not only that but the bar has a piano which is both a musical instrument, complete with ivories to tinkle, and a bar where drinks can be purchased. Amazing. No surprise that the bar within the luxury Corinthia Hotel London has attracted an A-list clientele - Colin Firth, Jemima Khan, Cuba Gooding Jr, Mariella Frostrup have all stayed here. This is a grand hotel, in fact, the 19th-century building was one of Victorian London's original grand hotels. At the Bassoon Bar this heritage is alluded to in the cocktail list which includes colonial-inspired drinks including the Victorian Moijto, Pimm's Cup and English Tea Punch. Homemade sodas are carbonated to order in the tumbler - which sounds as colonial as it gets. The decor is art deco, courtesy of David Collins (also responsible for the Connaught Bar and Artesian), but it's the cocktails that people will come for, to sip stylish drinks in one of London's most glamorous hotels.

 

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19 minutes walk
 
 
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The Royal Horseguards - A Guoman Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £154  42% off
2 Whitehall Court, SW1A | 1 minute from Bassoon Bar
Emulating the style of a French chateau, this grand Victorian residence, built in 1884, occupies a prime location within Westminster. It's worth staying at the Grade ... More
 
 
 
Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £325  25% off
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 1 minute from Bassoon Bar
With 294 bedrooms, multi-level penthouse suites and terraces offering spectacular views of the River Thames, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall - the £300 million restoration of the ... More
 
 
 
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £159  30% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 3 minutes from Bassoon Bar
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Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Bassoon Bar
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Banqueting House
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Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Bassoon Bar
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Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Bassoon Bar
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The Scottish artist's 2012 film The Lion And The Unicorn that shines an irreverent light on Scottish-English relationships....More

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