Whether you’re after fishbowls of tropical cocktails or martinis tailored to your exact specifications, let Mayfair’s skilled bartenders shake, stir and garnish their way into your heart as you sip expertly crafted drinks in lavish settings.
The drinks here aren’t the chicly stirred martinis you find at other Mayfair bars. They’re loud, brash and altogether delicious. You could find yourself supping from a fishbowl the size of your face, but the contents will be a million miles away from the sugary punch-bowl concoctions of your youth. Expertly designed cocktails are served in takeaway containers, plastic bags and a ceramic human heart. The neon-lit bar is located below StreetXO, known for its cutting-edge fusion food, and CircusXO’s self-titled ‘liquid cuisine’ helps further that reputation.
The ingredients used at Dickie’s Bar (located inside chic restaurant Corrigan’s) travel directly from farm to glass, brought from chef Richard Corrigan’s County Cavan estate in Ireland. The bucolic fantasy is taken further with the sketches of country life in the menu. Gregory Buda, a mixologist from New York’s well-regarded Dead Rabbit bar, is mixing the drinks. From yellow bell pepper to hazelnut, the flavours here are intense and unusual, and will leave you wanting more.
Hawksmoor may be renowned as one of the best places to get a steak in London, but this branch knocks up a great cocktail, too. The restaurant’s wood-panelled bar is a great place to hang out for a few drinks, with a bar staff that really know their stuff. Their four-part cocktail menu, with sections including “Anti-Fogmatics” and “Bridging Drinks”, offers a delightful, surprising mix of libations, from the Full-Fat Old Fashioned to the Rise & Brine.
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Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.