jbs-bar-loungew2JB’S Bar & Restaurant, Park Plaza Victoria London

True to form, the English weather was biting cold and it was only a matter of time before a helping of icy cold rain would be added to the equation. At this point I didn’t want to be anywhere other than the four walls of my home let alone a bar in Victoria.

After questioning where exactly the entrance was (this can’t be a good thing), I entered the lobby of the Park Plaza Hotel through the rotating doors walking into what felt like the Plaza Hotel from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Beautifully decorated, the hotel lobby was spacious, boasted high ceilings, a unique sky light and walls adorned with modern, thought provoking artworks.

Feeling underdressed amongst the business men and women that wandered across the lobby I took a seat by the bar which I could only assume was JBs due a lack of appropriate signage. I spent the following hour taking in my surroundings whilst catching up with my best-friend and sipping on a selection of tasty cocktails from the extensive bar menu.

Quite possibly Victoria’s best kept secret, JBs offered more than what I needed to get away from the miserable weather outside; warmth, comfort and affordable cocktails! What more can you ask of a bar during the peak of winter?

Words by Susanne Singh