The Requirement Opens in London With a Late Night Dance Party


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The Standard Opens in London With a Late Night Dance Party

There are certain hallmarks of a basic party at The Standard in New York City. There’s always generous amounts of champagne, an ensured A-list celeb sighting, great music, excellent city views, and, probably at some point, a tray of fries floating around. Now, you toss that very same celebration in London, a city that understands how to Party with a capital P? Then you’ve got one for the ages.So was the case on Friday night, as The Basic commemorated its brand-new London area– the hotel’s first exterior of the U.S.(another area in the Maldives is slated to open next month). Found in the former Camden Town Hall Annex across from King’s Cross, the brand-new outpost has all the hallmarks of The Standard you already know and love: massive spaces, a welcoming restaurant and garden– and, obviously, a high flooring celebration location, a la The Top of the Requirement in Meatpacking.Welcome to the 10th flooring, the Shawn Hausman-designed bar

and lounge offering floor-to-ceiling views of the city. It existed that the hotel’s opening celebration happened, with people spilling across every square inch of the space(including the roofing, where prior to rising the stairs, visitors were offered a plate of cigarettes). It was a sweaty, vibrant crowd(read: enjoyable), that was more concentrated on dancing and gossiping than looking cool( rest ensured, if you were here, opportunities are you were already cool ). Amongst the crowd, if you looked close enough, a myriad of well-known faces could be found. There was Emma Stone, inconspicuously buying a drink at the bar; Lily Allen, worn a camoflauge puffer; Aquaria; scions Anais Gallagher and Rafferty Law; the band The XX; models galore. And inthe center of everything: Mark Ronson, DJing throwback hits the whole night, stopping briefly just for a surprise performance by Q-Tip


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