As the founder of one of the best travel magazines around, Serena Guen is the right person to put together a list of the best places to enjoy a glass of bubbly. Being a true Londoner, Serena has chosen to give us a true London Top 5.
A true entrepreneur, in 2012 Serena founded SUITCASE Magazine right from her dorm room at New York University, running it remotely during her senior year in New York City, before settling down back in London. The quarterly magazine is circulated globally to all seven continents and is a must read on your next journey.
Recently, Serena founded the #CookForSyria movement with Clerkenwellboy, which raised raised money for UNICEF’s Syria appeal in London, Sydney and Melbourne to date. It also produced a best-selling cookbook: Cook For Syria the Recipe Book.
Noble Rot is the closet you’ll come to a Parisian wine bar in London. The bar’s reputation is preceded by its cult magazine with its satirically funny illustrated covers. Sip champagne or wine by candelight from its carefully curated menu that changes every month. It also has fantastic snacks or a proper sit-down restaurant for when hunger strikes.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Phinneas Fogg of Around the World in Eighty Days. Tucked away in the backstreets of Mayfair, this bar is quite a feast for the eyes its eccentric decoration. While known for its extremely creative cocktails, it’s equally satisfying to sip some of the best champagne in the world in this eclectic otherworldly setting.
Potentially the best fine wine and spirits boutique you’ll ever set foot in, Hedonism Wines is the equivalent of a toy shop for adults. While you can go naturally do all your shopping at Hedonism, it also is a great place to host a drinks party or event. When you go in, spend a few minutes browsing the incredibly rare collection of whisky and wines sometimes with price tags of over six figures before settling for a glass of one of their champagnes. Hedonism is rumoured to sell its champagne for the most reasonable price in London.
This restaurant is a London classic located in the heart of Soho. While the majority of people come to dine on the traditional English fare at breakfast, lunch, dinner or tea, you can’t beat a good bellini at the bar of Dean St Townhouse. That being said, you could always add a few glasses of champagne to your tea.
The Zetter Townhouse feels like the living room of your interior design crush and oh so cosy. It’s a fantastic date spot or somewhere to catch up with a friend one-on-one. Choose a champagne cocktail from the menu or make up your own.