Baileys at The Bailey’s

The Bailey’s Hotel, London and Baileys Irish Cream are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership. The two iconic brands have joined forces to create a new signature cocktail for the hotel in celebration of their shared history.


A (Flat) White Christmas

From now, visitors and guests at The Bailey’s Hotel will be able to enjoy the sophisticated new signature cocktail, the Baileys Flat White Espresso Martini in perfect time for Christmas.


Celebrating Shared History

The cocktail is an expression of the shared DNA of two nationally-treasured brands, and a history which began with the opening of The Bailey’s Hotel almost 150 years ago.


The Sum is Greater than the Parts

The Bailey’s Hotel (built 1874) opened its doors in 1876 and was one of London’s first purpose-built hotels. Its first visitors were delighted by the modern boutique feel and cutting-edge amenities, qualities that have endured to this day allowing The Bailey’s Hotel to become one of the capital’s most sought-after city stays. Its original owner, James Bailey, the inspiration behind the name, Baileys Irish Cream, started life as a butler before rising through the class system to become one of the great self-made gentlemen of the Victorian era.

A century later, two equally entrepreneurial mid-twentieth century men, Gluckman and Seymour-Davies came up with the now ubiquitous Baileys Irish Cream drink merely as a way of using up surplus cream and loss-making Irish whiskey. Mulling over the concept, they caught sight of the sign above the door of the hotel opposite the café where they were seated. Baileys Irish Cream first went on sale in 1974, named after and inspired by Sir James Bailey of the eponymous hotel.


The Bailey’s Hotel New Signature Cocktail

The Bailey’s Flat White Espresso Martini: The velvety smooth cocktail will appeal to coffee and martini lovers alike. Rich Baileys when shaken with espresso coffee avoids any excessive sweetness and when elegantly served in a classic martini glass, confirms this as a cocktail for grown-ups.


About The Bailey’s Hotel

Quintessentially British. This red-brick Victorian townhouse boasts grand Victorian architecture with contemporary design elements from stuccoed ceilings, original stained-glass and an original five-storey staircase designed

to sweep guests dramatically upwards from the lobby past a stunning chandelier to sympathetically designed rooms. The four-star, 212-room Bailey’s Hotel includes 13 suites. All have a contemporary boutique-feel with design nods to the hotel’s mid-nineteenth century architecture. Lauded for its sound-proofed rooms, once inside, guests can take advantage of amenities such as air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, Nespresso coffeemakers, and free Wi-Fi. Complimentary bottled water, coffee, tea and biscuits are provided in the rooms and replenished daily.


Dining: Bugis Street Brasserie
Authentic Asian cuisine in the heart of Kensington. Diners can expect elegant surroundings and Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese food. Eclectic, modern dishes are made from the finest seasonal ingredients and pay homage to Bugis Street’s Asian roots. Favourites include Singapore laksa (spicy noodle soup), dim sum and nasi goreng (Indonesian stir-fried rice).
History of the Founder

London’s first purpose-built hotel, The Bailey’s, opened its doors in 1876. Owner, James Bailey who started out as a butler rose through the English class system to become one of the Victorian era’s great self-made men. The Bailey’s continues to be, one of the top-rated hotels in the capital with over 1500 guests agreeing on a score of 4.5 / 5 on Tripadvisor.


The Neighbourhood

Families will love the warm welcome extended to them at The Bailey’s Hotel. This is a location brimming with things to do both in- and outdoors. From boating on The Serpentine in Hyde Park to following the ‘South Ken Green Trail’ between July and Mid-October. From Princess Diana’s Memorial playground and a plethora of museums, theatres and galleries, South Kensington promises all-year-round action-packed family fun just a walk, tube or a bike ride away.

London’s South Kensington, ‘South Ken,’ to the locals is the beating heart of the capital’s incredible cultural offering. Walk through its historic streets rich with Victorian and Georgian architecture, visit its green spaces, enjoy world-class exhibitions and shows, some free-of-charge, at the Natural History Museum, The Science Museum and the iconic Royal Albert Hall.