Last week during Chelsea Flower show week I grabbed breakfast 31 floors above the city at Aqua Shard. Its been on my list of things to do and I couldn't have picked a better morning to spend an hour watching the city wake up.
The elevator transports you up 31 floors in seconds and opens you up to a stunning floor to ceiling view of London.
With a 7am booking, I really did feel like I was on top of London as it began to come alive for the day. The décor of Aqua Shard has a modernist gentleman lounge feel, complete with purple and liberty print seating with, its stylish & decadent glamour. Aqua showcases itself with lots of mirrors and without lots of high fixtures, thus creating an environment which is both secluded and private but also maximising the most of the view and light. With virtual panoramic views from the east to the west and north to south it is stunning.
The breakfast menu is varied and caters for all food requirements. If I wasn't hot footing it to work after, the breakfast cocktails looked delicious. An almond milk based cocktail with raspberries & chambord topped with kellogg's cornflakes. I opted for the English breakfast, which sourced all of its ingredients from the british isles; flavoursome and perfectly cooked, the perfect start to the day.
As well as offering amazing views whilst dining and drinking, Aqua Shard also offers fabulous views whilst visiting the bathrooms. Obviously there is some privacy for certain moments, but I'm sure that there aren't many hand-washing facilities that offer views like these! During my visit Aqua Shard were showcasing a glorious floral display from their floral partner Mcqueens
flowers celebrating Chelsea Flower Show week in London. The watering can waterfall of pinks & purples along with wheel barrows and crates of vintage flowers was just beautiful. The room was filled with the scent of the geraniums and jasmine along the pink & purple hues of wisteria, rhododendrons, lupins, and roses. stunningly beautiful.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Aqua Shard, and will definitely be returning ... highly recommended for a breakfast treat pre-work.