Stepping into The Connaught feels a little like entering another world. Elegant, yet effortless. Set apart from the bustle of London, yet immersed in its culture. Dedicated to fine art, as well as the finer things in life. The Connaught, that most discreetly low-key of London’s mega-expensive hotels, has not one but two great bars. The Coburg, at the front, is a bit like a gentlemen’s club in feel. The Connaught, designed by the renowned David Collins, is all about style and glamour – mirrors, low lighting, silver leaf, tasteful palette, lots of plush seating for intimate conversation. It’s obviously popular with hotel residents too, so don’t come here looking for local colour. Connaught Bar at the Connaught hotel won the award for “World’s Best Cocktail Bar,” in a category where four out of the eight nominees (including Callooh Callay, Happiness Forgets, and Hawksmoor Spitalfields) hail from England’s capital.