A Cocktail Bar Dedicated To David Bowie Is Opening In London

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Hotel Café Royal will soon be home to a new David Bowie-inspired cocktail bar named Ziggy’s.

Back in 1973, David Bowie threw a big party to say goodbye to his alter ego, Ziggy Stardust. Now, fast forward to 2018, and a cocktail bar is about to open in his honour – in the very same spot that the party was held. (📸 by Masayoshi Sukita)


Hotel Café Royal, the venue where Bowie, Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand all gathered together to wave farewell to Ziggy, will open the new venue in September. There’ll be photos adorning the walls – some rare and iconic – all of which were taken by Mick Rock, Bowie’s official photographer at the time of the party.


The menu will feature some of Bowie’s favourite drinks, as well as cocktails inspired by his life and the 1972 album, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. The drinks will be named after lyrics from the record – for example, the “Tigers of Vaseline”, taken from the track Hang On To Yourself, will be a fun take on the pina colada.

Ziggy’s will open on Thursday 20th September at 10 Air Street, W1B 4DY. 

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Georgie Hoole

Georgie Hoole

Georgie is Deputy Editor at Secret London. She loves a trendy café and is all too familiar with the extortionate price of a coffee in the capital. She enjoys the finer things in life (like red wine on a school night and eating Ben and Jerry's straight from the tub) and hasn't quite grasped the concept of adulthood yet.