The famous French writer and philosopher still holds plenty of influence on the world today. Voltaire Cocktails & Champagne bar located in London is named after him due to that he spent six years in exile in The City. The perfect subterranean spot, this Grade-II listed bar is steeped in history and has undergone many guises- located on the site of King Henry VIII’s Royal Bridewell Palace, a prison and a bank before becoming one of London’s finest drinking haunts.
Voltaire serves Afternoon Tea by day, gourmet burgers and reinterpretations of classic cocktails using homemade liqueurs, syrups and infusions into the night and monthly cocktail master classes. The bar features a chic lounge with premium booths to hide away from The City, historic vaults named after the friends of Voltaire, which are private dens that may be reserved for couples to groups equipped with a music system and table service and an alfresco cigar terrace for many to enjoy. Stop by this hidden gem and taste a Voltaire’s Cooler made with dark Rum, apricot Brandy, handmade lime and jasmine syrup, lime juice and apple juice.