Piccadilly & Regent Street

5th View Bar & Food

Found on the top floor of Waterstones, the largest bookstore in Europe, in Piccadilly. This recently refurbished venue has fabulous views over London’s rooftops. Open daily from 9am-10pm, it is a convenient location in the West End.

Aqua Spirit

Found at the top of an iconic Regent Street building, this 5th floor bar is a part of the Aqua restaurant group. There are two outdoor terraces to enjoy the Capital’s splendour from, one facing the North and the other South. The latter one has views toward the London Eye. The bar is open daily from noon till midnight and the entrance is found on Argyll Street. The contemporary, comfortable outdoor seating makes this lovely open space, in the centre of town, a favourite to spend the day and evening. There is no need for reservations, but its opening is weather dependent.

Archer Street Cocktail Bar

A quirky venue found on the backstreets of the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly Circus. The decor and ambience gives the customer an impression of being in a members bar! Waitress service at the tables and complimentary cheese & crackers are given between 6-7pm. This bar is totally unique where all the waitresses and bar staff sing live impromptu throughout the evening, even standing on the tables dancing. The live DJ also gets involved in this entertainment which makes it very enjoyable to watch. Guests are also encouraged to get up and dance around the tables or ‘on’ the tables if you prefer. Music is 80s style pop and even a few rock n' roll numbers. Despite being small, the bar does not require reservations but it is advisable on busy nights, especially at the weekend.

Ice Bar

Made entirely of crystal clear Swedish torne river ice and maintained at a constant -5 degree C all year round, Icebar is London’s coolest bar. A warm cape and gloves are provided. Everything is made of ice, including the tables, glasses and chairs.

The American Bar

Part of the elegant Stafford Hotel in the Kempinski Group. The bar was aptly named after its ever-growing number of  patrons from across the Atlantic during the 1930s. When ocean liners were the only safe way to travel. These adventurous travellers brought over the exotic Martinis and Manhattans that have become infamous on all cocktail lists worldwide. It was popular at that time for the patrons to leave a memento in the bar as personal gift to establish a place in the history of time. As such, it has become a bar in the Capital to see, with all the heritage and memorabilia adorning the walls and ceilings. There is also an outdoor courtyard, which provides an oasis of calm in the heart of St. James.