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Dukes: The Bar That Inspired James Bond’s Signature Drink

The Best Places to Drink Gin in London

Dukes Hotel

There's no better place to sip a martini in London than at Dukes, a bar loved by James Bond author Ian Fleming. The gin and vermouth cocktails inspired the writer to come up with the iconic “shaken not stirred” line and the bar is considered by many to serve the world's best martinis. Tucked away in a discreet corner of Mayfair, Dukes has the look of a gentleman's club with comfy armchairs and oil paintings and the martinis are mixed and served at the table on a traditional drinks trolley.