Lobby Bar

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Lobby Bar
Nick Rochowski

Although the unflattering flight-attendant-style uniforms of the staff might suggest otherwise, the luxurious One Aldwych seems intent on proving that hotel lobby bars don’t have to resemble airport lounges. It’s hard not to be wowed by the soaring space, with its triffid-sized flower arrangements, elegant pillars and ceiling-height windows; but the majesty of the room is lent intimacy by high-backed armchairs, comfortable sofas and shimmering candles.

Staff at the sleek black bar dispense a selection of expertly mixed cocktails – starting at £12.50, or £14.50 for champagne varieties – from a seasonal list that might include an aromatic Olor Del Mar (Gin Mare, basil infused white vermouth, basil syrup, violet liqueur and lemon bitters). On our last visit, we were served house champagne instead of the requested Louis Roederer, but service is otherwise slick and friendly.


Venue name: Lobby Bar
Address: One Aldwych
Opening hours: Open 8am-midnight Mon-Fri 9am-midnight Sat; 9am-10.30pm Sun. Food served 8am-11pm, Mon-Fri 9am-11pm Sat, 9am-9.30pm Sun. Afternoon tea served 2–4.30pm daily
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden or Temple tube
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Simply the best, at any time of the day - for a business meeting, for a romantic afternoon tea, a post or pre theatre dinner drink - all you can find blended in with One Aldwych relaxed atmosphere, and of course... simply the best drinks in town!

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Evening cocktails here were an experience to relish - the scale of room, decoration and attentive staff made for a memorable cocktail hour

Fabulous venue and amazing atmosphere... lovely cocktails.. all in all wonderful

Fantastic cocktail bar with the best bartenders! Well done all for the perfect service always!

When the service quality in London keeps getting worse, the Lobby bar staff Will always give you a five stars service with a smile.
Cocktails are delicious too!

A team with a smile to make you fall in love with, a great place for a drink at any time of the day.

Was here with my husband recently, such a cool spot! Staff and service couldn't have been better. Highly recommend to go!! Will be returning ASAP!!

Very friendly and engaging team 😊 Amazing setting and decor.... Cocktails are excellent!!! Great atmodphere😊😊

Beautiful setting and very friendly staff! The cocktails are very good, best Gardners Infuson I've ever had!

One of the best place in town to have a drink taste you won't find any where else with its own touch and elegance the lobby bar by far is one the best of the best there is in town ,,,,

Cocktails are AMAZING!!!  Nice atmosphere !! Were there for some cocktails, Veronica took care of use and we feeling very special !!!!

Stunning setting and beautiful Bar - the best venue for drinks in Covent Garden by far

Been here a couple of time now. Best cocktails ever, incredibly helpful staff. Highly recommend!

Amazing place! Friendly staff. It's a place to be! There is live music on Friday night which is amazing!

Amazing drinks and the service is just perfect! Good atmosphere too, best classic cocktails!