Grand Hotel de Londres Bar, Istanbul

Grand Hotel de Londres Bar, Istanbul

Decorated in grand 1920s style and with a stunning view of the Golden Horn and the Old City, the rooftop bar of this ages-old hotel is still one of the best of Istanbul, where locals and expats come for a cool beer or typical Turkish tea in a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere.

Largely devoid of tourists, the lounge bar serves drinks and meals at affordable prices, from 4pm to late at night for those who missed dinner time. Allow yourself a couple of hours between 7 and 9pm, and you will get to see all the colors and faces of Istanbul against the backdrop of the Bosphorus.

The building itself is a city landmark and has served as an elegant city hotel since the 1800s for European (and mostly British) travelers. Examine the old artwork on the walls as you walk up or down the stairs and appreciate historical Istanbul without getting too nostalgic.

Tip:
If you're visiting when the weather is still chilly, check out the main hall and have a coffee in the lobby bar, taking your time to feel the graciously faded elegance.

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Sight Name: Grand Hotel de Londres Bar
Sight Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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