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Address: 264 Brompton Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 2AS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31278) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations South Kensington (0.2 miles), Sloane Square (0.6 miles), Gloucester Road (0.6 miles)

Nearest train stations London Victoria (1.2 miles), West Brompton (1.3 miles), London Paddington (1.6 miles)

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Been there a few times as a mate dragged me in, some lady told me it was the best place to people watch. Its a bar full of bored rich insecure people spending their trust funds. Also a place where some pretend to be loaded in the hope of picking up a rich husband or wife. Its laughable. The DJ'ing was rubbish. A truly pretentious bar that I suppose has to exist for these mundane wanna be's.
perfect_spy - 4 Nov 2011 03:29
Whenever I read reviews of bars which say how someone has had a truly awful time, I think to myself it can't have been THAT bad, surely. But The Collection in Chelsea is my worst experience of a bar in London, and has reminded me why I never go out in that area.

I expected the prices to be high but a total of 12 for two glasses of house and a coke (3 itself!) was very steep. However, on top of this there was then an automatically added 'discretionary' 15% service charge (1.81). This is added even when you buy your drinks at the bar, presumably because it takes a phenomenal amount of effort to pour three drinks and push them 20 centimetres towards you. They gave the money back after I queried it, but I saw no-one else doing this on this very busy Saturday night. There are massive screens showing only fashion shows and cavorting women, the DJing was poor, the clientele typically moneyed and impolite - one guy insincerely said 'well, sorry but that's what happens in a busy bar' when I politely queried his cigarette burning my shoulder.

My perverse enjoyment of how utterly superficial and cynical this bar is was compounded when I tried to go to the loo. A well-dressed man held me and another chap back, strangely saying 'this is how problems start', I guessed indicating it was too busy inside. But 60 seconds later he let us into a very large, nearly empty and trouble-free toilet. I asked the attendant (of course they have an attendant!) what this was all about. He said it was the bodyguard of someone using the loo, and there was another one inside. So I was stopped from using the loo by some rich man and his retinue. This says everything you need to know about this place. If you're stinking rich (or pretending), arrogant and concerned only with image, then this is the bar for you. Otherwise AVOID!

Ben Adams - 17 Sep 2006 12:50

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