The Trafalgar St. James have gotten rid of the Vista…
…but kept the vista.
That is to say, the owners of Trafalgar Square’s preeminent rooftop bar – formerly Vista – have remade it. In fact, they’ve remade the entire six stories below it, too. Given that the rooftop bar is the thing we’re most interested in though, we’ll start there and work our way down…
THE ROOFTOP BAR
Now, not only can you sip cocktails while virtually holding eye contact with Admiral Nelson, but you can do it in the colder months too, thanks to the fact that the terrace space now has retractable canopies. There’s even a glass-enclosed private dining room, simply called “Room”. Which is fancy.
As you might expect, the hotel underneath is pretty plush. Individually created chambers – also called “Rooms” – are decorated with images from London’s music scene, and include plush touches like USB plugs, soaking tubs, and a stash of books.
Right underneath all of these is the ground-floor cocktail lounge, Rockwell. It’s inspired by the spirit of exploration, which you’ll note in both the exotic, glamorous decor and the unusual cocktail list. Just don’t have too many.
Or it’ll be your Waterloo.
NOTE: The rooftop bar at the Trafalgar St. James is open daily, midday to midnight. You can find out more, and make a booking, HERE.
The Trafalgar St. James | 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS
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