For cocktails shaken and stirred, Dukes Bar (Dukes Hotel) best channels a James Bond vibe. For a stateside experience, The American Bar (The Savoy Hotel) conjures both cocktails and décor of 1920’s America; founder Harry Craddock once emigrated to the U.S., but returned home to England with the start of Prohibition. For a daytime bar with high style, newcomer Corinthia Hotel offers one of the best options in the city; the Northall Bar.
For galleries beyond giants Gagosian and Pace, make way to White Cube (144-152 Bermondsey Street), Ordovas (25 Saville Row) and the new Marian Goodman Gallery (5-8 Lower John Street). For art to-go, the best art book selection can be found at the recently opened Assouline Books, Gifts & Lounge (Regent Street, Liberty of London).