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 a glass enclosed private dining room, simply called “Room”. Which is fancy.
As you might expect, the hotel underneath is pretty plush. Individually created rooms are decorated with images from London’s music scene, and include touches like USB plugs, soaking tubs, and in-room books.
This all-day diner serves up a Mediterranean menu to gorgeous leather banquettes – you’ll find the likes of lamb rump with harissa jus, grilled stone bass with samphire, and Puy lentil moussaka with ricotta.
Right underneath all of these is the lounge area, Biblio. It’s designed to replicate the feeling of a members club, thanks to the moodlly low-lit atmosphere, the deep armchairs, and extensive cocktail/spirits menu. Just don’t have too many.
Or it’ll be your Waterloo.
NOTE: The Trafalgar St. James is now open. You can find out more, and make a booking at their website HERE.
The Trafalgar St. James | 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, SW1A 2TS
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