When planning a luxury girl’s night out we decided to head to the notorious funkybuddha. Having been refurbished in 2011, we were eager to explore the innovative decor and allow ourselves to be seduced by the A-list establishment.

funkybuddha is hidden beneath Berkley Street, Mayfair, which boasts an array of bars to begin the evening. Commencing the night with an elegance that became difficult to maintain after several drinks, we headed to The May Fair Bar, located in the glamorous Radisson Edwardian’s May Fair Hotel.

The atmosphere was vibrant and buzzing as a selection of the bar’s 40 signature drinks were expertly created…

There is no other way to describe The May Fair Bar than sleek. The stainless steel bar, purple velvet sofas and artistic fireplace create a room which you soak into and find extremely difficult to leave.

The bar was heaving with a mixed crowd of post-work drinkers, hotel guests and dedicated party-goers. The atmosphere was vibrant and buzzing as a selection of the bar’s 40 signature drinks were expertly created and beautifully decorated. Unfortunately the card machines were temporarily out of order and, faced with a daunting price list, we were extremely glad we had a cash backup.

…the club’s oriental theme is extravagantly presented by two Buddhist monk statues guarding a waterfall.

We had signed up to the fukybddha guest list earlier in the day, which means girls do not have to pay entry before 11pm. Although the club is renowned for its celebrity clientele, the queue was a long stretch of young females who had obviously had the same idea. With drinks inside averaging £15, guest list is definitely a necessity.

The club is reached by descending a long spiral staircase, at the bottom of which, the club’s oriental theme is extravagantly presented by two Buddhist monk statues guarding a waterfall. The club then splits into two rooms, one of which is an exclusive, member only, “White Room”. The main bar area, however, certainly has its own elite atmosphere. The intimate dance floor is outlined by different booths which can be hired for the evening, including an area of extensive white leather sofas and glittering mirrors and a mesmerising floating patio with a star lit ceiling.

The dance floor was soon packed and there was a really fun atmosphere…

The fact that we did not have our own booth did not matter in the slightest. The dance floor was soon packed and there was a really fun atmosphere as the whole club seemed to get into the spirit of the evening. There was a variation of music played, predominantly funky house and electro as opposed to chart and cheese, and we were more than happy to continue dancing until 3am.

I would definitely return to funkybuddha, but considering the fear with which I checked my bank account the following morning, I would be sure to save it for a special occasion.

 

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