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The Fumoir

Brook St. , Claridge's Hotel
London , England , United Kingdom http://www.claridges.co.uk/page.aspx?id=1790
44 020 7629-8860

Everything you’d wish for in a luxury hotel bar is here, plus contemporary style and sophistication. The plum-hued bar is both small and posh, which makes it the perfect place to savor rare champagnes (a bottle of Krug vintage 1996 will set you back $625); fine wines (available by the glass); a mean Bellini; and a brief but excellent bar menu (including grilled cheese strips with rosemary). Add red leather banquettes and dim lighting for a dash of glamour, then sit back and people-watch. (Kate Moss, Sophie Dahl, and Mick Jagger are just a few of the regulars.)

Insider Tip: Best chances to celebrity-sight are Mondays and Tuesdays, when most films premiere.

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