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Best places in London to smoke cigars

With strict regulations and bans, this is surely not an easy time for smokers. For cigar lovers smoking is not only about relieving their addiction but first and foremost about indulging a hobby in comfortable surroundings. The British capital offers plenty of inviting and intimate establishments to enjoy this favourite passion together with an excellent drink and a delightful chat. Here is a selection of some of London’s top rated cigar bars.

The Montague
Located in the Montague Hotel in Bloomsbury, this COSA (Comfortable Outdoor Smoking Area) is one of the best cigar havens in the British capital and welcomes smokers daily from 5pm. It’s décor is elegant and refined and comfortable seating, outdoor heating, soft blankets and an awning to protect guests from rain and cold create the perfect surrounding to enjoy a cigar in comfort. The terrace is overlooking the private gardens of the Bedford Estates, which creates the ideal backdrop to lean back and chose from the humidor cabinet stocking the best cigars from all over the world. Snacks and menus are available and the terrace may also be booked for private events during summer.

DUKES, St James, London
This ultra-luxurious Cognac & Cigar Garden in the hard-to-find Dukes Hotel has recently opened and offers a premier selection of Cuban cigars, excellent cognacs and much more. The terrace with separate bar is tucked away and offers an intimate surrounding for a quiet evening with lantern lighting. Lean back and enjoy – and if you feel like staying, book a room in the inviting and elegant hotel.

Cigar Terrace, Ten Manchester Street
Opened in 2009, this amazing terrace in a 45-room boutique hotel became a favourite destination for discerning cigar lovers. The range of hand-rolled cigars is unrivalled and includes outstanding jewels like Romeo y Julieta, Cohiba, and Montecristo. The signature humidor ensures the perfect serving conditions. The terrace is suited for all weathers to make sure guests stay warm and comfortable. Chose from an extensive drink list to go with your smoke.

The Garden Room at the Lanesborough
This first and most luxurious cigar club in Knightsbridge offers the most elegant smoking room in the city. The comprehensive menu includes vintage and modern Cuban cigars, which are stored in a vast and grand walk-in humidor, which prides itself as the biggest in London. Along with the perfect smoke goes an excellent drinks menu with cognacs dating back to 1770. A refined establishment for the most discerning cigar smokers.

The Cigar Terrace, Boisdale
This stunning heated terrace with comfortable outdoor seating offers a wide range of premier cigars as well as an adjacent members-only area for exclusive cigar smoking. It boosts a delicious oyster bar & grill menu and regularly hosts events such as rum and whisky tastings or cigar seminars. In cold and rainy weather, guests are kept warm and dry by the terrace roof, outdoor heaters and cashmere blankets. Open Monday to Saturday until midnight. Closes on Sundays. Reservations are warmly recommended.
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