Standout interiors in The Berkeley hotel's new bar and terrace

Every inch of this intimate 40-cover spot at The Berkeley hotel in London has been so designed that a leisurely tipple enjoyed here feels almost otherworldly.

The brainchild of Irish interior architect Bryan O’Sullivan, key features include a half-moon marble bar, a hideaway corner called The Snug and a terrace. Its glass doors open out onto a space with four seats overlooking nearby St Paul’s Knightsbridge church.

Arguably the most iconic space is The Snug, a lounge set away from the main bar that seats up to nine. One’s eye is immediately drawn to the mural of female faces with worldly and enigmatic expressions floating between crisscrossing lines. Inspired by the snug spaces in old public houses reserved for women to gather for a gossip or to share secrets, it is the work of American painter TM Davy, and based on a concept he developed with O’Sullivan.