May 11, 2018
Despite the restrained opulence of the décor, the venue is bubbling with excitement and potential. It attracts a diverse crowd, from office workers looking to unwind, to theatre-goers on their way to a West End show.
The first thing to consider when you’re planning a trip to Aqua Spirit is what to wear. Smart dress code aside (no sports clothes or trainers, please), you’ll still be competing for fashion points with some of London‘s best-dressed people – so look sharp and don’t stint on style!
Aqua Spirit’s main claim to fame is its rooftop bar, which offers amazing views of the London skyline. Unlike other rooftop watering-holes, however, Aqua Spirit doesn’t rest on its laurels and expect the view to do all the work. Their drinks selection is excellent, with a range of fine wines and tempting cocktails. Classics and trendy new inventions are all prepared with a competent hand, but if you really want to appreciate the best that Aqua Spirit has to offer, you should dive into their selection of Japanese-inspired potions. These Asian-influenced cocktails use unusual ingredients such as flavoured sake or green tea infused liqueurs to put new twists on essential favourites, or to deliver brand new blends that will refresh even the most jaded cocktail lover. The bar snacks carry on the Japanese theme, with tasty treats like salted edamame and prawn tempura served chilli garlic sauce.
Everyone knows about the two main roof terraces, of course, but if you’re a little bit more intrepid you can find your way up to the third terrace. This has the advantage of being less well-travelled, and you’re out of earshot of the DJ if you want a quieter experience.