I went to the Windows Bar at the Park Lane Hilton last night after The Marketing Society Annual Awards – all a little bit too party for a Monday eve! The night time views over London were fab and it reminded me of two very different bars we used to go to In Shanghai when I was travelling in China in 2001 (eek I’m old!).
The first was Windows Too, a super cheap and cheerful pre-club, or mid-week bar that was totally our local – I’m pleased to see it still getting some love. It was massively student like really, but the pre-uni me didn’t spot that!
I’m pleased to say the Park Lane Hilton, was a lot more reminiscent of the truly-fabulous Cloud 9 bar in the Grand Hyatt Shanghai. We went there on one of our last nights in the city and it was unbelieveable – the 87th floor of a gorgeous hotel. After three months travelling, even glammed up, we didn’t quite look right but it was ace. I just remember the free magician who came to the table, the amazing view and the general sense of having a Pretty Woman moment!
Good fun last night though, even if it does feel wrong to be suffering this much on a Tuesday – and without a door key at present, my housemates LOVED me at 2am when I got back to glamorous Hackney…
View from the Cloud 9 bar, Shanghai Grand Hyatt