Whether you're a loyal royalist or you're just a fan of an extra-long bank holiday, these London bars are here to help ya celebrate the Jubilee in style with cocktails fit for the Queen herself. God save our livers...
NoMad is an American hotel group, but the team at its London outpost are COMMITTED to making the most of the Jubilee. Head down to the hotel's underground lounge, Common Decency, order the Copper Crown Cocktail Cup and channel some Big Royal Energy. This fruity cocktail is made with Absolut Elyx vodka, cranberry, lime and passion fruit, and it's served in - you guessed it - a copper vessel that's shaped like a crown. Like the cup? You can also get one for your home collection, priced at a casual £185.
28 Bow St, London WC2E 7AW
Dukes is absolute royalty among hotel bars thanks to its insanely good Martinis, which are reason enough to roll up here for some luxurious Jubilee drinking. But apparently there's actually a subterranean tunnel that links this boozy institution to St James' Palace, so Her Maj's inner circle can nip in for a quick gin without making a scene. Ya never know who you might see flagging down the Martini trolley...
35 St James's Pl, St. James's, London SW1A 1NY
Drinking like the Queen doesn't come cheap - and if you're ready to splash some serious cash, The Perception bar at Soho hotel W London has ya covered with its Pass the Crown cocktail. Yours for just £300, this blingy serve is a mix of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne, Hennessy Paradis Imperial, a brown sugar cube and gold leaves, served with a crown that you get to keep. But Perception's got drinks that are a little easier on the wallet too, like Spill The Tea Lizzie (Bombay Gin, Grand Marnier, gomme syrup and an Earl Grey infusion) and Yas Queen (with Dubonnet, which is supposedly Liz's favourite drink, plus Bombay Gin, Cherry Heering and Champagne).
10 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QF
St James Bar is one of the chicest spots around, so you know its Jubilee cocktails are gonna be top notch. We've got our eye on the Lilibet Fizz, which brings together two of Queenie's go-to tipples, Champagne and Pimms, in a refreshing long drink. Want something with more of a punch? Go for the Jubilee Gimlet, a bright-purple tipple that takes the classic serve to the next level by pairing gin with a cordial made from Champagne.
6 Waterloo Pl, St. James's, London SW1Y 4AN
If there's ever an occasion to go all out in lavish Knightsbridge, it's the Platinum Jubilee. Take a seat at The Lanesborough's Library Bar and soak in the swanky vibes, then order an incredibly extra drink - may we suggest the Lilibet Cocktail? It's got Earl Grey-infused gin, bergamot, white cacao liqueur, fresh lemon juice, an English Chardonnay wine foam flavoured with chocolate, and enough edible flowers to set ya up for your very own Chelsea Flower Show. Bloomin' lush, babe.
Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA