When staying in the Marble Arch Hotel London, or in hotels near Oxford Street London, you are spoilt for things to do, see, eat and drink. Whether your poison is shopping, exploring parks, perusing museums or enjoying a shisha bar, they are all ripe to be picked.
Here is a list of some of the most luxurious shisha bars near Marble Arch.
The Salt Whiskey Bar and Dining Room
Even in the middle of the week, The Salt Whiskey Bar and Dining Room is likely to be filled with customers. Though it is enjoyed for its array of delicious Indian food and impressive list of over 200 whiskeys, it is a great spot to enjoy some shisha. The shisha menu – though not quite 200 items long – is impressive and varied, with flavours for all moods and preferences, from traditional Indian Paan flavour to Skittle and Gummy Bear flavours. Shisha can be enjoyed on the shisha patio, where you are welcome to order food too.
Address: 13 Edgware Rd, Hyde Park Estate, London W2 2JE
This is an authentic but modern Middle Eastern restaurant and shisha bar in Marylebone, just behind Oxford Street, that gives a hearty Mar’haba (“welcome”) to anyone who enjoys tasty food, lavish cocktails and lush shisha on the terrace. Though the shisha is an endlessly luxurious feature in the way of entertainment, there are belly dancers that perform every night and henna, fire eaters, and snake charmers on special occasions.
Address: 76 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2SJ
Wanasa Lounge Club
This shisha bar and restaurant near March Arch is the glam experience everyone hopes for when looking for somewhere to indulge in this delectable activity. You can order any of their available flavours for two hours, sitting in the red-lit light enjoying its jazzy, speakeasy vibe. The combined experience of shisha, tantalizing cocktails, some tasty nibbles and regular live music performances from superstars of the Middle Eastern community will keep you coming back to this elite gem of a lounge at any and all opportunities.
Address: 141 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 7AA
There are two branches of Mamounia Lounge. You can either visit the lounge in Mayfair, a short walk from Marble Arch, or you can visit the one in Knightsbridge by taking a quick tube ride to Knightsbridge underground station or taking a 20-minute stroll through the lovely Hyde Park from Marble Arch. Mamounia Lounges are some of London’s finest Arabic fusion restaurants. The only things more beguiling than the traditional Arabic decor are the Lebanese and Moroccan flavours and the expansive shisha list. These two lounges located in two of London’s most luxurious areas are prime venues for a decadent shisha experience.
Address: 37A Curzon St, Mayfair, London W1J 7TX (Mayfair)
136 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1HY (Knightsbridge)
Al Arez Express Cafe & Juice
Just up Edgeware Road from our Marble Arch Hotel London is Al Arez Express Cafe & Juice, a simple but elegant space to enjoy Middle Eastern delicacies, but more importantly, an excellent spot for shisha. With regular top-ups and a long menu of flavours, you will never want to leave. Sit outside with a shisha and enjoy the world of busy people in Paddington and they hustle and bustle on their way, while you recline in your seat, relaxing with a shisha in one hand and a tasty nibble in the other.
Address: 132 Edgware Rd, London W2 2DZ
Take a 20-minute walk down Oxford Street from Marble Arch, turning at Bond Street and heading straight on until you get to B Bistro. Located at the heart of London, this classy Middle Eastern restaurant is home to delicious food – seriously, try the falafel – but is best known as one of London’s most treasured shisha hubs. Between the cocktail menu, featuring drinks like a Popcorn Espresso Martini, the deliciously multi-scented haze of real Azerbaijani shisha, and the upmarket ambience, you will feel like you have been transported to an exotic paradise.
Address: 22-24 Lansdowne Row, London, Greater London
Just north from Marble Arch, you will find the much-loved neighbourhood of Paddington. Here, you will find Dar Marrakesh, a remarkable outpost of authentic Moroccan cuisine and shisha. The atmosphere is upbeat, but laid back, finding the perfect balance of contemporary and traditional. The shisha menu is long and winding, and you can enjoy it alongside belly dancers, live DJs and live sports coverage. This is a shisha sanctuary of note, that offers you a warm welcome while still maintaining effortless grandeur. Think glitz, lights and those iconic red hues.
Address: 422 Edgware Rd, Marylebone, London W2 1EG
Drunch is an eclectic cafe by day with a shisha garden by night. The shisha garden is heated and covered, making it your go-to shisha spot for any weather. That atmosphere is luxurious but relaxed – the ideal combination for kicking back with a good shisha and people-watching in Mayfair. Expect nothing but good vibes and tasty flavours from Drunch and you will not be disappointed. You will be amazed at how seamlessly this venue swaps from an All-Day Brunch spot to the kind of place you want to b-line for when you fancy an evening or late-night shisha.
Address: 1 Woodstock St, Mayfair, London W1C 2AA
Though it is not always specified, and some of these suggestions are more laid back than others, you can assume that most of these venues have a relatively smart dress code, so dress to impress. You will find that you want to, anyway, so that you feel part of the luxury that is oozing from all of these venues 24/7. Shisha is becoming increasingly popular in London, with amazing new venues popping up regularly, even more fabulously luxurious than you thought possible, threatening to outshine the rest.
The best thing is that if you are staying at the Marble Arch Hotel London, all of these are right on your doorstep.