The Bar with the Wow Factor

Radio Roof Top Bar with a Wow Factor

DSCF1879The new ME London Hotel, part of the Melia Group, in London’s Aldwych certainly has the wow factor from the moment you walk in the front door. Very modern, with lots of white and silver the interior design is stunning.
The Radio Roof Top Bar with its own private entrance is, as its name suggests, situated on the 10th floor at the top of the building, and has floor to ceiling glass windows. On one side is a wide heated terrace, which provides guests with the most sensational views. I was there during the day and visited again in the evening. Impressive by daylight, it is spectacular at night as many of the buildings are lit up. The panoramic view included St Paul’s Cathedral, the Shard, directly in front of us Somerset House, the London Eye and Big Ben. It wasn’t surprising that half the guests were out on the covered terrace, despite the cold, to admire the view. Work is currently under say to extend this area.
In the evenings, except Sunday and Monday, from 6pm there is live music with DJs playing the type of music I would have expected to hear in a nightclub. It is certainly noisy, and perhaps not the place to have a deep meaningful conversation, a reason too to go outside! It is certainly a great spot to people watch. Not surprising that several of the waitresses, all dolled up in black peplum dresses, were swaying to the music when not serving. As well as drinks, they have a menu of interesting nibbles. I picked their KFC, not horrible fried chicken, but a generous portion of spicy Korean fried cauliflower.DSCF1878
On Friday and Saturday nights it’s advisable to book as they run a guest list.
336-337 Strand, London WC2A 1HA.
T. 020 7395 3400 www.mebymelia.com

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About Natasha Blair

Travel journalist who enjoys discovering new places in style, where possible, with her dog, a Coton de Tulear, called Poppy. Good food, not necessarily gourmet, is important as is the atmosphere as she also writes about restaurants. Culture is another love, and as she is based in London, she reviews theatre and art exhibitions.
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