OXO Tower Bar
Relaunched in November, this spot was already one of London's most talked-about venues. Boasting the same stunning views of St Paul's Cathedral and the City that have earned international acclaim for OXO Tower's restaurant and brasserie, the newbar also features decor designed by Shaun Clarkson ID, which offers a modern twist on classic cruise-liner chic. Cocktail connoisseurs can enjoy recommendations from Ian, the thoroughly charming and talented mixologist and manager.
Where Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London, SE1 9PH (020-7803 3888; www.harveynichols.com)