The Mandarin Oriental in London is located across the street from Harvey Nichols, the best place to grab afternoon tea and a glass of bubbly in the champagne bar. But most notable is the bar at the Mandarin Oriental itself, a discreet and modern conjecture that was voted the best bar last year in Time Out London. It has all the glamour of Hollywood and all the power of the pound to dollar exchange rate, but the bar snacks are second to none and refilled as soon as you're half done.
From Favorite Hotel Lounges 9/25/11:
Mandarin Oriental - London. Tthe Mandarin Oriental is like having a well-situated friend in Knightsbridge across the street from Harvey Nichols. With comfortable club chair seating and a decadent "see and be seen" central bar, it fulfills the HotelCrush quotas for style and relaxation. Voted Best Hotel Bar by Time Out London, it garners our praise for its perfect Ketel One martinis and its crisp barbeque potato chips, deliciously refilled again and again.
We love afternoons at the Tate Modern and champagne tea at Harvey Nichols. Nothing so heart-racing you can't keep yourself away, but a couple days here is like visiting a childhood friend.