The second lockdown began on October 31, 2020 and ended on December 02, same year. Christmas! Very timely was the lifting of the lockdown in London. People were given time to shop for most of the things they wanted, especially gifts for the Yuletide season. The excitement for meet ups with old friends is in the air.
So, my best friend booked us a table at the Aqua Shard. We have to meet up for a late lunch/early dinner. It was on December 14, 2020 when I had the first opportunity to step inside the famous building in London, which is known as the Shard. At the Shard, London’s highest and best view is situated on floors 68, 69 and 72. It offers a 360 degrees view up to 40 miles of London. There is a dress code: no denims, no trainers. Minimum spend of £50.00 (ouch!), and allowable time to stay is between 1.5 to 2.5 hours only.
The Aqua Shard is located on the 31st floor of the building. It is a contemporary British restaurant with a bar where you can sit and drink while waiting for your table to be made available to you. From where you sit, a panoramic view of the London Bridge and Thames River is right before your eyes.
What an awesome experience to meet and dine with an old friend! The ambience is relaxing, the menu from cocktails to dessert are not just palatable but a work of art, and the service is par excellence. Hence, I would like to share with you some of the pictures we have taken while at the Aqua Shard.