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The Bar of Light - Selfridges

The Bar of Light is quite a grand name, but then Selfridges’ latest offering is the home of a 24ft crystal encrusted Pegasus statue, which takes flight from the wall above the diners, flooded in light from the double-height windows opposite. The Pegasus is Damien Hirst’s largest-scale artwork in London, and whilst not exactly subtle, it is a unique centrepiece and talking point.

The Bar of Light is also accurately named, as light is a key theme throughout the Art Deco setting. Glass and silver accents capture the light, with colourful upholstery providing contrast, creating an elegant and contemporary space. “It is about light, make-believe and dreams,” Richard Caring said of his venture, which is part of Caprice Holdings.

Like the Pegasus, the dishes are ‘Instagram worthy’, as the website boasts. The menu reveals a mix of traditional and international dishes, all delivered with a ‘twist’, and there are innovative cocktails and afternoon tea on offer as well.

The Bar of Light is a great meeting place. It is open all day, you can sit at the bar if you just want a drink, and, of course, there is the Pegasus – there is something about a Damien Hirst sculpture that always provides the perfect discussion point.

The Bar of Light - Selfridges

The Bar of Light - SelfridgesThe Bar of Light - Selfridges

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