Buddha Bar

 
 

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ADDRESS
8 Victoria Embankment, Covent Garden, London WC2R 6AB
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Restaurant: 17:30 - Late Daily | Bar: 16:00 - Late Daily | Entrance to the bar is by guest list only after 23:00
 

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Buddha BarThe Buddha Bar first found fame in the 90s as a Parisian DJ bar and Oriental restaurant. The music was so sought-after their 'lounge' and 'chill-out' CDs brought The Buddha Bar to an international audience. Since then Raymond Visan has expanded his empire to Beirut, Cairo, Dubai and beyond. Now there are hotels, a spa and smaller Little Buddha Cafe bars under the George V Restauration Group - you can stay at Buddha Bar hotels in Prague, Panama and Budapest or rejuvenate at their sublime spa in Evian-les-Bains. In London, for the time being anyway, we can content ourselves with the DJ bar and restaurant situated next to Waterloo Bridge, between Brettenham House and Somerset House, which follows the original Buddha-themed formula. The atmosphere is laid back, with subdued amber lighting and DJs setting the mood.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Temple Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Embankment Underground Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Drury Lane NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
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    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
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    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
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    London > Education > Careers Services
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    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
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    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 1 minute from Buddha Bar
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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    London > Business > Venue Hire
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    Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2015 

    Somerset House 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

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    Exhibitions | Until 25th May 2015 

    The Courtauld Gallery 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

    A groundbreaking exhibition displaying some of the surviving drawings from Goya's private albums....More

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    Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

    The Courtauld Gallery 1 minute walk from Buddha Bar

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    Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2015 

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    The Play That Goes Wrong
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    Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

    Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Buddha Bar

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    The Lion King
    The Lion King
    Theatre | Until 4th October 2015 

    The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Buddha Bar

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    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    London Transport Museum 5 minutes walk from Buddha Bar

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    Goodbye Piccadilly
    Goodbye Piccadilly
    Exhibitions | Until 19th April 2015 

    London Transport Museum 5 minutes walk from Buddha Bar

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