On July 1st, 2007 a smoking ban came into effect whereby all workplaces and enclosed public places in the UK became smoke free. But even with the ban in place, smoking cigars appears to be a niche market which is on the rise and many restaurants and clubs are now offering cigar smoking terraces.
If you’re wondering where you can enjoy smoking your favorite cigar without being banished to a smokers zone outside of a building, here’s a list of fantastic places in London that remain cigar friendly in 2019, all of which are worth a visit whether you’re looking for something sophisticated or more relaxing!
This stunning hotel is based in the heart of London and first opened on September 8th, 1875. It is an opulent hotel offering a discreet and uncompromising service for the discerning traveler within 36 exquisitely decorated rooms and suites. There is a good selection of restaurants to dine from; Oval restaurant, Jazz lounge, Crystal bar and the Cigar lounge and terrace.
Location: 11 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LY, United Kingdom
Contact Number: +44 20 7235 3535
Boisdale of Belgravia – https://www.boisdale.co.uk/belgravia/
Boisdale is a well-known restaurant brand within London, opened in 1986 and based within Canary Wharf, Bishopsgate, Mayfair and Belgravia. Belgravia is a lively Scottish restaurant and has much to offer. As well as an wide-ranging menu that offers modern British cuisine, the restaurant is also renowned for its live music, private dining rooms and extensive whisky menu.
Location: 15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, SW1W 9LX
Contact Number: 020 7730 6922
The Churchill Bar
The Churchill Bar & Terrace is a gorgeous bar, opened on May 1st, ,1970. Most well known for having a seasonally themed private terrace at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill. The choice of menu is exceptional, with a large variety of cocktails to enjoy. Stylish, modern and perfectly located for you to enjoy a drink or too after a spot of shopping in Oxford Street.
Location: 30 Portman Square, London, W1H7BH
Contact Number: +44 20 7299 2035
The Lanesborough – https://www.oetkercollection.com/hotels/the-lanesborough/
The Lanesborough is combined up of 93 luxurious suites and bedrooms. Doors opened on the 30th of December 1991. There is the exquisite Michelin-starred Celeste. The Lanesborough is home to one of the best cigar lounges in London – The Garden Room. There is an extensive collection of Cuban and pre-Castro cigars for you to choose from, which you can match with the tipple of your choice.
Location: Hyde Park Corner, London, SW1X 7TA
Contact Number: 020 7259 5599
The Stafford Hotel – https://thestaffordlondon.com/
The Stafford is known for having one of the longest American bars in London. The bar serves classic and signature cocktails, all of which are overseen by Bar Director, Benoit Provost ‘who’s creations, new and vintage, are a reference for cocktail lovers all over the world. Their bar menu specializes in Mediterranean inspired dishes. The establishment has existed since 1912.
Location: 16-18 St. James Place, London, SW1A 1NJ
Contact Number: +44 207 493 0111
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