An exploration of the brutal and experimental comes to London when new destination rooftop bar, Savage Garden, opens in Tower Hill this June.
Taking over the former Sky Lounge site on the 12th floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel London – Tower of London, the new 8870 sq ft, 400 capacity lounge bar is being transformed by leisure and hospitality specialists, Grapes Design. It will include a feature bar, cocktail lounge, dining areas and private hire spaces as well as two large outdoor terraces.
Interiors feature reflective, scored and torn surfaces and a bespoke graffiti mural contrasting with soft velvet finishes and marbleised floors.
The north and south facing terraces, one acting as a dedicated events space, look out over London landmarks Tower Bridge, The Shard, Tower of London, The Gherkin and St. Paul’s Cathedral. A retractable roof over the north terrace allows easy transitioning from an al fresco summer hotspot into a winter events space for private hire and seasonal pop-ups.
Hospitality consultancy Gorgeous Group has created the name and concept, focusing on the innovative and unexpected in both the cocktail list and all-day food menu. Drinks will include twisted cocktails in theatrical serves, all using premium spirits. Food takes traditional comfort dishes and feasting plates and gives them a dark twist.
Hotel owner Shahin Esmail said: “I had a vision of creating a wild and escapist bar that tears up the rulebook. A bar that surprises and delights. Yes, we will have incredible vistas out over London, but Savage Garden will be so much more than just the view, it will be an intriguing and engaging experience, from start to finish.”
Robbie Bargh of Gorgeous Group added: “Savage Garden is breaking away from the botanical trend to provide a moodier, more alternative vibe to rooftop drinking and dining. It’s bringing something a bit different to London’s bar scene.”