HOW DO YOU DO, MISTER SELFRIDGE?




No sooner was A-Gent of Style back in London than he was straight out to hit London Town.

First stop, A-Gent of Style‘s ‘corner shop’: Selfridge’s. Next time you wander around the department store for some retail therapy, make sure you drop by
Harry Gordon’s Bar.




Located in the lower ground floor, the bar, named after the store’s founder Harry Gordon Selfridge, is the perfect place to unwind and offers a wide range of wines and delicious cocktails (A-Gent of Style tried the ‘1909 Smash’ – Sipsmith gin, peach, mint – once again, only for the sake of research) and also a surprisingly good selection of beers mainly from London breweries. The food menu is simple yet tasty with a selection of charcuterie and cheese from the Foodhall, seasonal salads, soups and sandwiches.




Aesthetically, the bar has been designed like a modern, urban-chic cellar (or like one of those oligarch’s private wine rooms I’ve helped designed), replete with natural-looking stone floor, plain timber display cabinets, a thick white Calacatta marble bar surrounded by Burgundy leather stools and a metallic glass-hanging structure above it, the whole enveloped by Crittall-looking glass partitions and charcoal painted walls with subdued lighting that gives the room a sultry, masculine look.








 


Adjacent to the bar is The Selfridges London Wine Shop which has moved too from the ground floor to a brand new, larger location. You’ll find there a hand-picked range of 900 wines, 300 champagnes and 200 beers. The space features three enomatic machines, allowing you to taste a selection of the finest wines and spirits. A-Gent of Style particularly liked the Circus ceiling lamps by Corrina Warm with their simple and stylish aluminium shade and luxurious antique gold interior.


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JJ Fox Cigars, the oldest cigar merchants in the world, have also moved to the lower ground floor – taking up a larger residence in the new Wine Shop with their unrivalled range of the finest specialist cigars.

I’m sure Lady Mae would have approved of it all






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