New York meets London: Best exclusive bars in the capital

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There is an overwhelming amount of bars in London and New York, many of them claiming to be exclusive. However, discerning clientele looking for lesser-known, high-end places to live it up and unwind into the evening can sometimes find themselves in overcrowded and ostentatious surroundings, masquerading as premium, clubs or bars. London is no doubt one of the greatest and most iconic cities in the world, and has no shortage of exclusive bars and entertainment venues to suit all tastes.

Amongst the best bars in London is the lesser known, but increasingly popular, Home House on Portman Square. This exclusive club is steeped in history and opulence, and has a majestic energy that makes the client feel as though they are entering a different world once through the elegant doors. Home House provides a beautiful mix of the unconventional and the refined. Grand staircases, intricate detailing, an ornate glass dome and neo-classical drawing rooms are just some of the features to look out for in the magnificent club. Dating back to the 18th Century, the club has welcomed a variety of patrons, from visiting dignitaries to modern day celebrities, and has also been used as a film location. Indeed, Annie Lennox’s music video, ‘Walking on Broken Glass’ was filmed here. There also a host of special events held at Home House, including culinary evenings, entertainment shows and readings. Home House provides a truly unique and unforgettable experience in one of the world’s greatest cities.

Rivalling London for it’s party scene, New York is legendary for it’s variety of clubs and bars, and it’s of course the city that never sleeps, ensuring all-night access to drinks and entertainment.

Visitors and locals are spoilt for choice when it comes to luxury establishments, but The Roof, at the Viceroy, New York, is surely amongst the best and most exclusive bars in New York. Opened earlier in the Spring of 2014, the super smart and upscale rooftop bar offers tremendous views of Central Park and is fashioned on the aesthetics of a luxury yacht, including walnut and leather sofas and images of the sky, sea and clouds. This bar is on the up and coming list, so make sure you visit before it becomes unbearably overcrowded.

The Roof at the Viceroy comprises 2,400 feet of indoor and outdoor pure indulgence and luxury, and was decorated by Roman and Williams. The clientele is a diverse mix of city suits, millionaires and models, but still manages to retain a relaxed and laid-back feel. This is undoubtedly one the most stylish and lavish bars the city has to offer. The menu offers an extensive collection of small-batch spirits, regionally brewed craft beers, global wines and contemporary cocktails. Guests can relax in the stunning lounge or the breathtaking terrace with views of the city on all sides. Guests can also party all night under the stars, as cool and upcoming DJs provide the perfect soundtrack to your Friday and Saturday nights in the city that never sleeps.