Met Bar sees star studded re-launch

Lisa Snowden and Jamie CullumJamie Cullum re-launched the new-look Met Bar on Wednesday and guests included the BBC’s Jeremy Bowen and Sophie Raworth as well as former ITV personality Andrea Catherwood and a host of VIPs.


Jamie Cullum re-launched the new-look Met Bar with an intimate performance earlier this week.

The Met Bar has re-launched having shrugged off its members only policy. The new era of the venue aims to be ‘the sophisticated Park Lane bar of choice that is open to all’.

Jamie was introduced by Capital FM’s Lisa Snowdon (pictured with Jamie, below, right), who popped in having earlier been presenting at a Breast Cancer Care event at Grosvenor House, telling the gathered crowd, we’re a big fan of Jamie even though he has a show on a certain BBC radio station.”

Lisa Snowden and Jamie CullumAmong those dancing along in the front row were BBC Foreign Affairs Editor Jeremy Bowen and BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth as well as fashion icon, actress and DJ Tolula Adeyemi who made it to the party after landing in London earlier in the day for a fashion show. ” I couldn’t have missed this!” she said.

While BBC staff are secrectly worried about the corporation cuts, it proved to be good time for the BBC News posse present to let their hair down. Perhaps it was the duet of “Seven Nation Army” Jamie did with singer Alice Russell that really got Jeremy Bowen in the mood. He said “it’s a refreshing change to be near an army that’s not firing bullet rounds at me.”

Former ITV News presenter, currently with Bloomberg, Andrea Catherwood was also shaking away the newsday blues to party. Others at the event included Noelle Reno with Scott Young, Hofit Golan, Stephen Jones and Henry Conway.

The Met Bar re-launch party on Wednesday was in conjunction with Cristal champagne.