The Hotel Bar Crawl in London
There was a time when dating in a hotel bar was considering classy. An old fashioned gent would invite his date to share a martini under the glistening chandelier, as a pianist tinkled away in the background and the European concierge dimmed the lights. But somewhere along the way the traditional hotel experience got lost and bling palaces like the W set a new tone and expectation for hotel bars. Everything became a lot shinier, a lot louder and a touch less romantic.
But in London, there are still a few bastions of old school glamour to be found. These hotel bars make for great dating for the following reasons: they choose classical over house music, the cocktails are pricey but potent, and there’s seldom an obnoxious crowd to distract from the date. Read more