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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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Blackfriars Railway Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Trafalgar
 
5 minutes walk
 
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6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £390  33% 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 £162  30% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 3 minutes from Bassoon Bar
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  34% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 3 minutes from Bassoon Bar
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
 
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15 Craig's Court, St James's, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Bassoon Bar
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London > Restaurants > Afternoon Tea
The Lobby Lounge, Corinthia Hotel London, 10 Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from Bassoon Bar
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Corinthia Hotel London, 10a Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 2 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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Westminster Bridge Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Bassoon Bar
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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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