The bar features a number of drinks inspired by the late icon’s 1972 album ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars‘, and are named after his lyrics. ‘Tigers on Vaseline’ takes its name from the lyrics to ‘Hang On To Yourself’, and is described as a modern twist on the piña colada. ‘Darkness and Disgrace’, meanwhile, is an espresso martini crossed with a rum flip, and takes its name from ‘Lady Stardust’
The Hotel Café Royal has particular significance when it comes to Ziggy Stardust. It was there, on July 3, 1973, that Bowie threw a now-legendary ‘Last Supper’ to retire the alter-ego. The party was attended by Lou Reed, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Barbra Streisand amongst others as the afterparty for his final Ziggy gig at the Hammersmith Odeon. The bar is decorated with pictures from that famous night, taken by the famed music photographer Mick Rock, and boasts a special Bowie jukebox. Open Mondays to Saturdays, 5pm to 1am.
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