Bassoon Bar  

 
 
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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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Corinthia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
Whitehall Place, SW1A | 1 minute from Bassoon Bar
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The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
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Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
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Trafalgar Square 4 minutes walk from Bassoon Bar

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National Gallery 5 minutes walk from Bassoon Bar

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Vaudeville Theatre 6 minutes walk from Bassoon Bar

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