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There is a ban on cigar smoking in enclosed public places that has been voted in by the UK government. The details of this ban may affect where you can smoke, so you are adivsed to check with these venues before visiting.

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Some of the hotels in London still accomodate cigar aficionados but few have a good selection of cigars. Unless you visit the luxury Hotels such as the Lanesborough, Grovener, Savoy, Ritz etc you are only likely to find machine made cigars or smaller sized tubed cigars.

You will find a worse situation in some of the bars around London who although they have small table top humidors, they also have some of the worst kept cigars and significantly mark up their prices. Again there are some notable exceptions such as the Balls Brothers chain and El Vino on Fleet Street.

The "CHE Bar" was one of my favourite places to spend an afternoon sipping G&Ts and smoking cigars but that has now sadly closed.

Name Address Post Code Opening Hours Comments
No. 5 Cavendish Square No. 5 Cavendish Square, London W1G OPG Details to follow
Astor Bar and Grill 20 Glass House Street
London
W1B 5DJ Closed 2007 Used to be Atlantic Bar and Grill.
Boisdale Jazz and Cigar Club 15 Eccleston Street
Belgravia
SW1W 9LX 7.00pm - 12.00am
Monday to Saturday

A Scottish Restaurant and Bar with 3 interconnected dinning rooms. The liveliest adjoins the bar and has a small jazz quartet in the corner. The conservatory room is more calm and stylish and the front bar is cosy.

Many old and rare cigars are offered. 17 brands and over 110 different sizes and vintages of Cuban cigars are available.

Boot and Flogger 10-20 Redcross Way
London
SE1 1TA Reviewed by John Kennet
You could easily walk past The Boot & Flogger on Redcross Way, just down the road from Borough Market - the entrance way is most understated. It's a wine bar with a nice little selection of cigars (R&J, Cohiba, Monti) kept in good condition in a humidor behind the bar. Once you're inside, you find a wonderful little spot, with lots of Queen Anne chairs and a warm, classic character, exposed floorboards, and a friendly welcome. I enjoyed a very nice glass of house red, a cigar and a free newspaper last night, and could have stayed all night
Brixtonian Havana Club 11 Beehive Place
London
SW9 7QR Late Tucked away on Beehive Place right behind the bustling high street; don't let the dark alleyway put you off.
Not yet visited.
Casa Del Habano
100 Wardour Street
Soho
London
W1F 0TN A cafe, bar and cigar shop attached to Conran's latest Floridita restaurant and bar, opened late September 2004
The Langham Hotel London 1c Portland Place,
Regent Street,
London
W1B 1JA The Langham hotel on Portland Place, renovated 2015.
Churchill Bar 30 Portman Square,
London
W1 Late but non-residents have to pay a supplement to stay after 11pm Attentive but not intrusive service, cosy atmosphere with large leather arm chairs. Many classic drinks and cocktails are available. The hotel is now a Hyatt, used to be the "Intercontinental". The hotel no longer has any smoking areas but does have cigars for sale at the bar and you can smoke in a selection of the bedrooms.
Floridita 100 Wardour Street
London

W1F 0TN

The Floridita restaurant menu, is Conran's modern interpretation of cosmopolitan Cuban and Latin American cuisine. The restaurant has a range of tobacco infused cocktails.

Ten Manchester Street Hotel Marylebone,
London
W1U 4DG

Humidor & Cigar Terrace, all-weather outdoor terrace with heaters and screening. Note that Ten Manchester Street also have special offers and cigar talks.

Voltaire 19 New Bridge St,
London
EC4V 6DB

Champagne Bar with cigar terrace. VIP stone vaults, ideal for small groups and private meetings. The bar also has cigar sampling evenings.

For more details of restaurants and bars see http://www.simplycigars.co.uk


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