I had the first drink at Claridge's newest bar - here's why it will become London's post-pandemic hotspot
Claridge’s, that stately grande dame who has resided over Mayfair’s comings and goings on its current site since 1898, has been busy. There were the exemplary efforts that its staff went to during the pandemic, when the hotel - which had shut its doors for the first time in its 164-year history - invited NHS workers who had been stationed in local hospitals to stay, providing them with (some rather heavenly) bed and board.
Then there are the hotel’s plans for a subterranean swimming pool and spa currently underway - it’s first, not that a hint of drilling or banging would ever dare to echo around its Jazz Age foyer - as well ambitious plans for a new £50k a night super suite. Oh, and a wine shop set to …
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