Radio Bar is incredible and it is a place which I have been back to again and again. In the day time it offers undisputed views over the city and at night the glass triangle structure on the top of W Hotel turns into a private party with blue lights, the best lounge house and the most beautiful crowd in London. With a minimum spend is £50 per person for a reservation, this place is open to the rich, the savy or the sexy. Once you are inside however, the first you want to do is escape the large bar and walk out onto the beautiful roof terrace, which is decorated with large comfortable chairs and beds. Tables are light by large candles in glass jars and fires burn to keep the scantily clad girls warm.
The cocktails were beautiful and all tasted great whilst being strong. The flowers floating in my martini glass really gave it an added touch. The food bites were very small for the price, so one of our party who hadn’t eaten and decided to eat there got a bit disappointed and had to order doubles of each plate. The service was also a bit slow as we were sat outside, but the views were lovely and the music was less loud, so all in all it was worth it!
I wore a green beaded Herve Ledger dress. I chose this one instead of others as I just loved the beading and the olive green colour.I have combined this with gold earrings and black heels. Some of Herve Ledger’s bodicon dresses can look a bit tacky as the colors are really really bright, which although great for the summer, might be too informal for the winter.
This last picture was taken in Barcelona in a hotel. Although it isn’t from the same night out, it is the same dress, so it is just to give an idea of what it looks like.
KAREN MILLER SHOES
HERVE LEDGER DRESS
MACY’S DIAMOND BRACELET
Walk passed its anonymous small black door once, twice, three times. Invisible to the naked eye, this place is secret and it looks like people want to keep it this way. Charm the sturdy Frenchman guarding this gateway and walk through into a beautifully arranged, expensively decorated Brooklyn Prohibition style cocktail club. Sumptuous and well lit, all that is missing is the thick cigar smoke and the jazz musicians. The immaculately turned out bar tenders know their stuff, and you can choose your favorites or pick from a short list of sophisticated, strong and complex drinks. Quite expensive, all drinks come with an original twist. It can get really busy, but the atmosphere is usually great! Here are some photos of when my friends and I went here for a couple of drinks the other day 🙂
We had a great time and a perfect place to have a drink if you are ever out in China Town. Will definately be going back soon 🙂
ALDO STUDDED BOOTS
My mojito in La Bodeguita, My daiquiri in El Floridita
The Cathedral plaza is lively. Creole women and men with fat cigars walk around. Fortunes are told and with a flash of black and white, drinks and lunch are served. Round the corner, the street is dancing, the red, blue and white flag is swaying, people salsa, a hand grabs my hand and I salsa.
La Bodeguita del Medio, Mojitos, Cohibas, musicians. Squiggles and signatures, faces press against the wooden bars.
So many people, such a small space. Mint leaves are torn, limes are squeezed. It all spills out, spills out outside.
La Bodeguita lays claim to being the birthplace of the Mojito cocktail, prepared in the bar since its opening in 1942. The rooms are full of frames, photos and the walls are covered by signatures including some of the bars famous clientele, Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Neruda. The drinks were expensive and slightly watery ($7). It is very touristy, but I would recommend walking in and having a quick look inside to see the decoration, if not a cheeky cocktail on your way back to your hotel from Cathedral Plaza.