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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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
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    St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £199  35% 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 £121  22% off
    Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from Light Bar
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    Amba Hotel Charing Cross
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £123  34% off
    The Strand, WC2N | 3 minutes 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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    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 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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    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
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Light Bar
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    8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Light Bar
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