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aqua shard’s Christmas Tree Designed by Lee Broom x Nude Glass

Here’s a beautiful thing: this year, aqua shard’s Christmas tree, ‘The Tree of Glass’, a modernist sculptural Christmas tree crafted by global glassware brand Nude, and designed by Lee Bloom (who’s celebrating 10 years in the industry this year) will illuminate aqua shard’s triple-story atrium on the 31st floor of The Shard from November 14th until early January 2018.

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Wind Up and Wind Down at aqua shard

If you think that London is currently – and literally – awash with delicious cocktails, you’d be absolutely right. It is! And for once, the weather promises to be very decent. Your only decision, therefore, is about the location of your tippling. SEEN humbly suggests you get yourselves a) to the river, and b) high up: aqua shard on level 31 works on both counts.

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Have Your Pancake and Eat it: Shrove Tuesday at aqua shard

What better combination could there be than luxurious pancakes, a cocktail and a stunning view over the city? SEEN hears that you can have all this and Instagram possibilities aplenty with aqua shard’s extravagant and highly photogenic pancake dessert: the Blueberry ‘mille feuille’ Pancake Cake. Served with blueberry ripple ice cream, maple syrup jelly and – in a delicious twist – topped off with a crisp rasher of syrup-glazed pancetta.

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Celebrating the Chelsea Flower Show

SEEN is delighted to tell you that even if you can’t make it to THE flower event of the year, fear not, there are other ways in which you can join in this iconic London show. SEEN will be sipping a botanical tipple, for a start… Scarfes Bar, MNKY HSE, Farmacy, Rivea and Aqua Shard have launched celebratory cocktails, desserts and floral garnishes to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show, on from the 23rd – 27th May.

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London Cocktail Week: World Class Edit

Yes, it’s that time of year again! London’s bars and restaurants compete to bring us the tastiest, most novel cocktails. Bit it isn’t all about the latest unlikely combination of ingredients, it can be all about the classics; whisky, vodka – particularly gin, with which London has had a long love affair.

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Party On: London NYE 2016

2016 has been a tumultuous year of many ups and downs for us all, but on New Year’s Eve, one is allowed to bid it all farewell and gird one’s loins for a brand New Year. As the noted diarist Samuel Pepys once said, it’s ‘strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody.’ The following London venues are some suggestions of where you might want to celebrate the act of reconciliation with your fellow Londoners. Each one is very different, encapsulating the individual spirit of London’s most iconic and diverse destinations.

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Chinese New Year at Hutong: Double Happiness

One of the many pleasures and privileges of living in London is the chance to participate in the world cultures that have their rightful place here. Visitors and residents alike will already know of London’s Chinatown, home to fine dining in the many and varied cuisines of that diverse country.