Boasting possibly the best view in the whole of London, Aqua Shard is a bar like no other. Run by the hugely successful Aqua Restaurant Group, this lofty venue offers its patrons spectacular panoramic views of the capital and carefully crafted cocktails to sip. Located on the 31st floor of the Shard, this is the perfect spot to spend a romantic evening or special celebration. And, sitting on top of London Bridge station, Aqua Shard is easily accessible from everywhere in London and beyond.
Cocktails at Aqua Shard are playfully organised by the four elements of life: Aqua, fire, earth and air. The Aqua category features glamorous mixes like the Viola, made with Tanqueray No. 10 gin, kaffir lime, foraged lavender, violet and grapefruit wine, providing a floral, balanced profile. For a punchier option, there is the Overseas, which combines Johnnie Walker Black Label and Copper Dog whisky with KLEOS Mastiha, coconut, Scottish seaweed, smokey ginger ale and burnt lemon.
Moving to the fire section, The Clipper features asparagus Don Julio blanco tequila with dry sherry, beech smoked pineapple, roasted hazelnut, Earl Grey, grapefruit and sesame. In the Earth selection, the Multi Culti Margarita offers a slightly woody flavour, featuring Don Julio blanco, green apple, sour ginger, vetiver gris and tajin. The air cocktails, on the other hand, are lighter and more bubbly, such as the Flora, made with Ciroc Red Berry vodka, Whitley Neil rhubarb and ginger gin, elderflower, raspberry and bubbles.
Guests can soak up their elemental cocktails with a selection of elegant bar snacks, such as crab brioche buns with oscietra caviar, spinach and potato fritters with garlic mayo or a charcuterie board from Cobble Lane Cured. There is also an extensive range of spirits from all over the world for those who want a simpler sip, and a similarly global wine list.