MADISON CAFE BAR
USP Overlooking St Paul's, this just-opened café at the top of state-of-the-art shopping centre One New Change has a huge roof terrace with panoramic views of the London skyline and cool, comfy décor. Perfect for a lazy London afternoon with friends. There's a restaurant too, should hunger strike.
Best seat Closest to the balcony and St Paul's.
Dress code Summer-in-the-city chic.
LA VOILE ROUGE
USP Arrive in your own yacht if you can — it's how Bardot would have made an entrance in her day. This seaside sanctuary of French high society, set on a stretch of Pampelonne Beach, has been famous for more than four decades. Mediterranean playboys mix with the utterly manicured, sipping the finest Champagne — and the party atmosphere grows as the day goes on.
Best seat A beachside lounger. Get there early to bag one, or book ahead.
Dress code Designer beachwear all the way — there's an on-site shop should you need it.
Contact +33 4 94 97 11 55
MACAKIZI HOTEL BEACH BAR
USP Waves lap below wooden decks strewn with white cushions and pillows at the hotel's elegant but fun beach bar. Set in a landscape of olive trees and tangerine groves to the north of Bodrum, the Macakizi Hotel has attracted artists and intellectuals for decades, as well as a dedicated party crowd. Understated yet glam, it feels like the home of a well-heeled Turkish family with lots of international house guests.
Best seat On the deck by the water's edge.
Dress code Think rich friend's smart/casual pool party.
USP A super-sexy all-day hangout for the beautiful people on Cala Jondal Beach, Blue Marlin is ridiculously cool and slinky with huge day beds on the sand. Drop in on a Sunday afternoon for flamenco legend Paco Fernandez's amazing live guitar sessions. A water taxi service will ferry you ashore from your yacht.
Best seat A reservation-only circular sun-lounger on the beach.
Dress code Anything white, flowing and beautiful fits the Ibiza vibe.
USP On the rooftop of W Hollywood, surrounded by chest-high glass walls, views from the pool patio stretch
from the Santa Monica mountains to downtown LA. Opulence and exclusivity are the key words here. The centrepoint
is the pool, lined by cabañas decked with white privacy curtains and covered day beds for the most luxurious lounging.
Best seat An utterly private VIP cabaña overlooking the entire rooftop.
Dress code Towering heels, a teeny tiny bikini and big-label beachwear.
Contact Reservations essential. draishollywood.com.