Smoke Rings: The Top 5 Cigar Bars in London

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1 The Garden Room at the Lanesborough

The Garden Room is the first and only luxury-smoking venue in Knightsbridge, with an extensive collection of Cuban and Pre-Castro cigars. This discreet, lamp-lit heated outdoor space is to be enjoyed by no more than 35 lucky guests but what it lacks in space, it makes up for in it’s extension selection of cigars and vintage cognac and whiskeys. The walk-in humidor houses 1,000 cigars and 25 private lockers for clients’ personal cigar collections. Cigars in stock include the rare David Davidoff Dom Perignon and Cohiba Bhike that sell for £1,5000 each.
Hyde Park Corner
London, SW1X 7TA
020 7259 5599

2 The Cigar Terrace, Boisdale

In keeping with the restaurant's traditional old boy’s club style, The Cigar Terrace, is clad in Boisdale trademark tartan and furnished with sofas, armchairs, cushions and rugs. In winter months outdoor heaters keep cold and rain at bay and guests are offered warm cashmere blankets in Boisdale livery brought over especially from Scotland. The Cigar Terrace accommodates up to 40 guests. Crowned the UK’s Habano Sommelier Champion for 2009, Victor Ferreira is on hand to offer advice on the best cigar and cognac pairings. Reservations are recommended.
The Boisdale Jazz & Cigar Club
15 Eccleston Street
Belgravia, Victoria, SW1W 9LX
020 7730 6922

3 Alfred Dunhill, Bourdon House

Formerly the London residence of the Duke of Westminster this Georgian building represents, just like the Dunhill brand itself, British grandeur and distinction. While the retail zone is open to the public over three floors it’s in the basement where things get interesting. Here you’ll find the cub’s private cinema and the Cellar Bar, a lunge area serving food and drink s adjacent t o the Humidor and cigar lockers. Service from the bar continues on to the front courtyard where hairs, tables and heater make it on of the city’s most central cigar smoking venues.
2 Davies Street
Mayfair, W1K 3DJ
0845 458 0779

4 The Cigar Terrace, Ten Manchester Street

Private, discrete and contemporary, Ten Manchester Street opened it’s door as a 45 bedroom boutique hotel with an amazing Lunge and Cigar Terrace in October 2009. The terrace offers a world-renowned range of hand-rolled Havana cigars including a selection of Cohiba and Romeo y Julieta as well as many other famous marques.  A custom made hunters & Frankau humidor ensures cigars are kept to perfect condition while attentive staff are on hand to advice the best accompanying cognacs.
Ten Manchester Street Hotel
Marylebone, London, W1U 4DG
0207 3175 900

5 Cigar Terrace, The Montague on the Gardens

One of the premier cigar havens in Bloomsbury, The Montague’s Cigar Terrace is a tranquil outdoor, heated terrace to snuggle under blankets and enjoy your cigar of choice. The terrace overlooks the secluded private gardens of the Bedford Estates making this one of the quietest and possibly most relaxed places to smoke in, well, the big smoke. A spacious humidor has a fine selection from the cigar world while the cigar snack menu will keep nibble sat bay. The cigar terrace is dedicated to cigar smokers only from 5pm onwards daily.
The Montague
15 Montague Street
Bloomsbury, WC1B 5BJ.
0207 637 1001
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