Art Deco-inspired suites, private chambers, and secret passageways make up London’s hottest nightclub. Not surprisingly, it’s tough to get in, though there is easy (and free) entry to Glass, a boutique cocktail bar. VIP’s can choose from three lounges: the Bed Room, a jet-black boudoir that contains four double beds (rope one off for a private party); the Press Room, with its wallpaper of dramatic 20th-century newspaper and magazine headlines; and the Untouchable Person lounge, which VVIP’s enter through a paparazzi-proof tunnel. (It holds just 14, plus bouncers, but calling ahead to wrangle a spot is worth a shot.) There’s a steep cover, and you must book ahead through firstname.lastname@example.org, dress up glamorously, then cross your fingers. If you’re not on the list, you’re out of luck. (Clubgoers Sienna Miller, Diane Kruger, Keira Knightley, Alexander McQueen, and Harvey Weinstein needn’t worry.) Crowded Fridays and Saturdays feature house and R&B music; and tables mean bottle service—typically Cristal.
Insider Tip: If you show up without a reservation, have a drink at Glass and politely ask a staffer if he/she will sneak you into the club.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.