The May Fair Bar, at London Fashion Week’s favourite hotel

This week, the May Fair, London Fashion Week’s “official hotel”, is undoubtedly one of the most glamorous places to be: a good occasion to discover its great cocktails and have a glimpse at its celebs clientele at the bar.

Who ? Model Erin O’Connor, singer Estelle, composer Simon Webbe and actor Jason Statham are amongst those staying at the May Fair Hotel for London Fashion Week, which started on Friday and will end next Wednesday. Its famous clientele also includes Slumdog Millionnaire’s star Freida Pinto, who stays here when she is in town.

Why ? The British Fashion Council has chosen the May Fair as its « official hotel » to celebrate London Fashion Week’s 25th anniversary, with a party on the 21st of September co-hosted by Geordie Greig, editor of the Evening Standard. First opened by King George V in 1927, the May Fair had a recent £75 million makeover.

What ? The bar has been voted « best hotel bar in London » by The Guardian and its cocktails are truly excellent. Chic-Londres recommends the « Kick Shot » (cucumber vodka, ginger, chilli, passion fruit sugar) and the « Geisha Martini » (spiced lime leaves, ginger, coconut, vodka, muscadet).

The May Fair Bar, Berkeley Street, W1 (Green Park)