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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