Champagne is the drink of choice for any celebration. Celebrating a missed birthday? Pop open a bottle of Champagne. Cheersing to your sister’s lockdown proposal finally? Raise a glass of the finest. The kids have finally settled and fallen asleep before 9pm? Go on, grab a flute of bubbles.
Whatever the celebration, champagne is always there to save the day. And now we can finally cheers to the end of lockdown (or, at least some of the lockdown restrictions being lifted) from 12th April (or 17th May) at one of these Champagne bars.
Reunite in style with a little fizzy help from St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys. Preparing to reopen for lunch and dinner on 12th April, the Champagne bar will be the place to head for a safe, outdoor dining experience with loved ones.
Cheers to the end of lockdown under the arches of St Pancras station and set to the backdrop of Tracey Emin’s famous artwork ‘I want my time with you’ as you cosy into a booth at Europe’s longest Champagne bar. While you might not be able to whizz off on the Eurostar, you can celebrate the best of London with a quintessentially British afternoon tea experience or enjoy Searcys Bubble Menu, which offers a tasting trio of Champagnes from different producers each month.
Only at Harrods would you find a Champagne bar just casually awaiting you at the finish line of your shopping spree. After you’ve whizzed your way around the busy department store, head to the Perrier-Jouët Champagne Terrace for a glass of well deserved fizz.
Set with elegant interiors and gold and burgundy finishes, the Terrace is home to everything from classic cuvées to Champagne cocktails, mocktails to spritzers, and boasts breathtaking views over Knightbridge. Inside, the food showcases the best of the Harrods Food Halls, with dishes that can pair perfectly alongside the Perrier-Jouët Champagnes on offer.
One of Knightbridge’s finest, The Franklin Bar is a hidden cocktail gem nuzzled inside The Franklin London. It’s here you’ll travel back in time to the swinging 1920s, with all of the glitz and glamour of the bygone Great Gatsby years.
Lined with mirrored walls, this cocktail and Champagne bar serves up some of the finest classic cocktails in the city, as well as boasting 16 Champagnes to try. Start your night off here before heading to The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo, the Michelin-starred chef.
Where: 24 Egerton Gardens, Chelsea, SW3 2DB
Sip in style when you book in for a Champagne experience at The Leopard Bar. Located inside The Rubens at the Palace, slotted opposite Buckingham Palace Royal Mews, expect a truly sophisticated affair.
With thirty Champagnes available by the glass or bottle, and over 200 whiskies on offer, there is so much choice. The Leopard Bar is also known for its live jazz and swing music nights, so it’s the perfect place to soiree the night away for your first night of live music in months.
Here you’ll also find Chef Suren hosting personalised sushi and sashimi experiences too. Paired alongside a glass of 1976 Lanson Champagne, you’re in for a real treat.
Where: 9 Buckingham Palace Road, Westminster, SW1W 0PS
It doesn’t get much more luxurious than this. The Beaufort Bar, hidden inside The Savoy London, is the place to go for a seductive cocktail or glass of Champagne. The interiors are striking and alluring, with jet-black and burnished gold decor.
Crafted by Head Mixologist Elon Soddu, the drinks menu ‘Interpreted Magic’ takes you on a journey through the history and performance of magic. It’s ‘The Pledge’ you’ll want to flick to, boasting an array of lightly mixed drinks, wines and, of course, Champagnes.
Where: The Savoy, The Strand, WC2R 0EZ
Serving up the finest rustic fare and fizz going, Champagne + Fromage are known for bringing a little je ne sais quoi to London. Having first started with their flagship venue in Covent Garden, they’ve since gone on to boastin five locations, including on outside of London in Bath, and an online shop, which became incredibly handy during lockdown as it allowed us Londoners to get all of our Champagne and cheesy needs delivered directly to our doorstep.
Champagne + Fromage champions the best of rural French fare, from traditional artisan produce to fine quality, limited production grower Champagne. Head here for the ultimate cheese night with friends.
Raise a glass at Parson Green’s legendary Champagne bar, Amuse Bouche. Head here to be wowed by the drinks and the atmosphere, from innovative seasonal cocktails through to live music running, which pre-covid ran from Wednesday to Sunday.
Right now, they are busy preparing for their outdoor reopening on April 15th, where you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of fizz in their back garden. For a proper summer reunion later on, book out the semi-private Perrier Jouët room that’s just perfect for celebrating any late lockdown celebrations or just to reunite in true style.
Where: 51 Parsons Green Lane, Fulham, SW6 4JA
Reconnect with loved ones over a glass of bubbly at Rotunda Bar at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square. Filled with allure and romance, cosy up under the art deco domed ceiling and let the team of expert bartenders and select the perfect vintage and small plate selection to accompany your night.
The bar boasts a fine selection of refined classics, rare vintage spirits and creative cocktails. Eek out the most of the Four Seasons experience and head over to the two Michelin-starred La Dame de Pic London for a spot of French fine dining.
Where: 10 Trinity Square, Tower, EC3N 4AJ