From the wonders who brought us Chinawhite, may we introduce Libertine. Creator Hootan Ahmadi, expressed when embarking on his next project that he wanted Libertine ‘to feel like a house party full of interesting people from all walks of life.’ and already totting up a notable celebrity following, we think he’s onto a winner.
Libertine is Hi-Tech and almost futuristic; although not in a Red Dwarf way thank the sweet baby Jesus. You can tell definite dough has been invested into this place which leaves you feeling thoroughly looked after. It’s laid out over various levels, with 3 interlinked rooms and an interesting tiered seating arrangement which allows you to scope out the talent nicely. Naughty Hootan. There is also a colossal 50ft screen which projects movies, visuals and photographs. With its meticulous pan-asian décor and a discreet red-roped entrance, Libertine just screams sophistication.
Music: Hip Hop, Commercial, House, Pop, RnB
Dress Code: Smart
Train Station: Oxford Circus
Address: Libertine, 4 Winsley Street, London, , London, W1W 8HF
At 5pm every evening, Libertine’s experimental bar ‘Reason and Mankind’ whip up wildly unusual beverages demonstrating the latest in molecular mixology. There’s a list as long as your arm of alternative drinks to choose from too, all displayed on a fancy light up drinks list. Yes that’s right, we said LIGHT UP drinks list. You’re looking at a good £350 for the house champagne, but all oak tables are PRE-installed with champagne buckets, so you’re good to go. Generally speaking, Libertine keeps clubbers entertained with a mix of house, techno and an assortment of club classics but also lines up a whole host of Guest DJ’s so make sure check the listings to see what’s in the pipeline!
Described as ‘fashionable without being pretentious’, Libertine has been seen to look after Kate Moss, Lindsay Lohan, The ladies of Little Mix, One Direction and Nicole Richie (to name a few!) Hosting weekly model parties, you’re also more than likely to encounter a whole host of familiar faces more commonly spotted in those glossy fashion mags sat on the coffee table. Not only that, but the Libertine’s staff are just as refined. Accommodating and approachable, they can’t do enough to help you. Making you feel every inch the VIP.
It’s a risky move overhauling an already remarkably popular London favourite such as Chinawhite, but this place is undeniably another crowd pleaser. Emanating glitz and glamour, Libertine allows you to rub shoulders with London’s biggest icons and enjoy the high life. In this kind of environment it’s easy to forget that you’re not Puff Daddy, so watch how you splash the cash as you may find yourself pedaling your organs to keep up- you have no chance doing this place on the cheap! Just don’t sell your liver, we have a feeling you might need that one after a night at Libertine.