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Aqua Shard Christmas Party Venue

London,SE1 9SG
  • 700
    Standing
  • 280
    Dining

Aqua Shard Christmas Party Venue With Stunning Views

Experience the best of British at Aqua Shard, a contemporary restaurant and bar situated in one of the most iconic buildings in the UK. This stunning venue offers quintessential British cuisine, accompanied by breathtaking panoramic views of London’s skyline during the festive season. Aqua Shard is the perfect choice for a Christmas party in London that will leave a lasting impression.

For private dining, Aqua Shard’s unique glass-walled private dining room can accommodate up to 30 people on three round tables, offering an intimate setting for breakfasts, lunches, or dinners. The room also has the capacity to host up to 50 guests for a standing reception, allowing everyone to marvel at the spectacular views of London’s iconic landmarks.

Aqua Shard is also well-equipped to host a variety of private events, boasting two semi-private spaces. The ‘Tea Wing’ can accommodate up to 150 guests for a reception event, while the ‘Gin Wing’ can hold 200 guests for a standing reception and 100 for a seated event.

For larger gatherings, Aqua Shard can be hired exclusively for up to 200 guests seated and 360 standing. The venue can also be combined with its sister restaurant, Hutong, located on level 33 of The Shard, enabling a capacity of 280 seated or 700 standing guests.

Choose Aqua Shard as your Christmas party venue and enjoy a truly unforgettable celebration with the best of British cuisine and breathtaking views of London’s skyline.

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8,173 reviews
  • Little Miss T
    Little Miss T
    a week ago

    We often forget what amazing treasures we have on our doorstep; our visit was simply a date day and a chance to enjoy our wonderful capital together and all its sights. The food was divine and enough and so beautifully presented. My only criticism is the butter was too hard and couldn't be spread on our sourdough rolls (despite the rolls being warm too!) The ambience was relaxed and calming with just the right amount of attention from the staff. The views of the London skyline fom the window table simply enhanced the experience. It was a wonderful way to spend a few hours before moving on to explore all that London has to offer. We were not rushed and there was the perfect amount of time between courses to rest and be ready for the next. Very tempted to go back for the evening as our brunch was so delicious. Thank you all for such a lovely experience.

  • Raghida Ismail
    Raghida Ismail
    a week ago

    Magical experience. The service from the time you arrive to the building till you are seated on your table is amazing. The food is beyond delicious. Wherever you sit you can enjoy the breathtaking view, but of course the best will be at the window, we weren’t lucky enough to get one. Only thing I didn’t like was the music, for the magical night and atmosphere the music should be more romantic or sophisticated. The prices are reasonable for the quality of drinks and food. The experience was amazing to be repeated.

  • Maria Panizza
    Maria Panizza
    a week ago

    I had a lovely dinner at the Aqua Shard. We booked the experience menu with view siting and the food was delicious at first while the desserts and side were not great. We had to wait a long time to be seated and for the food but they kindly removed the charges for 1 cocktail and the coffees which is very appreciated. Unfortunately they didn’t remember that was a birthday celebration so I removed 1 star from the service but our waiter was exceptional! Really recommend to go at least once!

  • Jane McDonald
    Jane McDonald
    a month ago

    Me and and my Husband had a wonderful dinner here as part of our honeymoon last week. Because of the occasion we opted for the Experience Menu which guarantees a window side table and comes with a 3 course meal and a glass of champagne - it certainly was an experience and it was an absolute heavenly evening! Our reservation was for 8pm, so it was perfect for night time view over London, they keep the restaurant lighting low accordingly so you have an unobstructed view (and there are lamps at the table if you need a bit more light to read your menu). An interesting feature included mirror dividers between window tables which added wonderful sky reflections that complimented the polished floors, and gave a more intimate dining experience for your table. The staff were excellent - we were pleasantly greeted on arrival by the front desk and brought to our table where we were immediately met by our fantastic waiter Alex who was so adept at service it felt like we had our own private server. He was excellent at making both food and wine recommendations, and we were impressed at how adeptly he navigated professionalism and well timed humour. Finally the food - we were not sure what to expect as we were unsure whether the price of the plate is really for the food or the view. It's most definitely both - the food was excellent. We both had the smoked ham hock & chicken terrine to begin, followed by the seabass with Cornish crab (which might have done with a tad extra seasoning), and the venison, which my husband and I adored. Dessert we had the chocolate trio - a divine triad with white, milk, and dark chocolate where each piece was somewhere between a mousse and chocolate truffle in texture, without being overly rich; and the selection of sorbets, which came in fig, pear, and elderflower flavour. The elderflower was bursting with flavour and almost juicy in texture.. my definite favourite of the three flavours. As a lovely touch they also sent us a congratulatory chocolate tart for our engagement. Would very much recommend the experience for a luxurious evening with an indulgent feel; for anyone visiting London that wants to see a show stopping cityscape; and for anyone that enjoys an evening of good atmosphere with excellent service :)

  • Julie Appleton
    Julie Appleton
    2 weeks ago

    We were shown to a table at the window, with amazing views. We had bread &olives while we looked at the menu. I ordered the octopus to start , which was the best I’ve ever eaten. A good size portion and beautiful presentation. Then had the venison, which was perfectly cooked. My partner had beef,and we shared the sides of mash and cauliflower cheese. All good size portions, great presentation and tasted delicious. Then I had the “shard” dessert. Throughout the meal the waiter poured our wine. The service was excellent, and we were not at all rushed. I will definitely recommend and be returning. The only negative was they add 15% service to the bill. I think it should be left to the customer to decide.