Spirit Selection

Our Spirit History

In 1994, Salvatore Calabrese, a legend of the bar industry worldwide, joined The Lanesborough to tend The Library Bar. Salvatore brought with him his knowledge and sales skills for vintage cognacs, and since then, the collection of The Library Bar flourished to become one of the most impressive in world. The collection would make any museum of spirits very proud, but the main difference is that our guests can actually taste this history, as opposed to just look or read about it.

The Library Bar became famous for its unique collection of vintage cognacs, and to keep our guests exited and spoiled for choice, the sourcing of rare bottles has never stopped since.

Practical information

Opening hours

Thursday and Friday
Withdrawing Room Closed, Library Bar open from 4pm to 9.30pm
Saturday and Sunday
Withdrawing Room open from 12pm to 9.30pm, Library Bar open from 12noon to 9.30pm
Monday to Wednesday


+44 (0)20 7259 5599
Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA

Dress code

What to wear
Smart casual and beautiful evening wear are permitted for both men and women. We reserve the right to refuse entry to those who does not meet the standard of dress required.