London Bridge Hotel Review, Cocktails at The Shard & Savini

London Bridge Hotel, Cocktails at Aqua Shard & Savini At Criterion

Immerse yourself in historic London with a luxury stay at The London Bridge Hotel situated nearby to The Shard, the impressive 95-storey skyscraper in Southwark. The hotel opened in 1998 and it has an interesting history, in the 1940’s the original building was used as a Wartime telephone exchange and dates back to 1916.

The hotel offers a luxurious yet homely feel, similar to it’s sister hotel Kensington House Hotel. The modern vibrant artwork in the reception area offers a colourful modern twist!

Staying in a historic hotel set in a prime location really makes your London stay special.

Our spacious Studio Suite offered a home from home feel and came with its own lounge area, sofa bed and dining space. Staying in one of the hotels Studio Suites really is the perfect way to enjoy London living at its very finest.

It was great sitting back and relaxing in our very own lounge area and breakfast from the comfort of our own room at the dining table.

The suite also comes with its own coffee and bar area, perfect for a pre dinner drink.

Dining at Quarter Bar

Enjoying a dining experience at The Quarter Bar & Lounge was impressive with its fresh food and contemporary atmosphere.

For starters I chose the Pea & Ham soup and opted for the Parma Ham Wrapped Monkfish, Jonathan chose the Pigs Hock Terrine and Freshly Battered Cod and Chips.

The food was fresh, tasty and beautifully presented, I was particularly impressed with the Pea & Ham soup, it was so moorish. 

Cocktails at Aqua Shard

With Aqua Shard just around the corner it’s a must visit when staying in London Bridge, delicious cocktails and an incredible view. We had the pleasure of reviewing the ‘Wind Up Wind Down cocktails’ created by head mixologist Luca Missaglia.

The ‘Wind Up‘ cocktails are set to rejuvenate, invigorate and revitalise, whilst the ‘Wind Down‘ drink options are set to soothe, relax and unwind.

We were greeted with a phenomenal hospitality at Aqua Shard from start to finish greeted with a bottle of ‘French Water‘ upon arrival, champagne! It was fantastic chatting to Luca & also being greeted by management and having a private tour of The Shard.

The cocktails were incredible, we savoured Kick Start combining Don Julio tequila with smoky chipotle syrup and punchy chilli chutney & Caribbean Colada containing Arak, Pineapple and Honey flavours.

We then sampled Lavender and Lime containing Cocchi Americano, Arak, and maraschino followed by Calming Cognac containing camomile, Hennessy and Absinthe ‘air’ infused bubbles.

Kick Start and Calming Congac were my favourites, the flavours were superbly combined.

Dining at Savini At Criterion

During any London visit, visiting a beautiful restaurant is a must do. Dining at the exquisite Grade II-listed Savini At Criterion really was quite the experience. It’s situated in the heart of London’s Piccadilly Circus.

Against a backdrop of timeless opulence designed by Royal Albert Hall architect Thomas Verity in 1873, this neo-Byzantine dining room and bar, with its fabulous gold ceiling and marble columns, now presents guests with a menu of authentic Italian dishes prepared with the finest seasonal ingredients. -Savini At Criterion

The dining experience here was incredible, the backdrop was magnificent and you couldn’t help but look up and gaze in awe at the restaurants stunning chandelier. It was also rather exciting to see actress Helena Bonham Carter sitting nearby!

For starters we tried the Prosciutto di Parma with homemade bruschetta, tomato and basil concassè & Seasonal Vegetable Soup.

For the mains Jonathan enjoyed the Rib Eye Scottish Beef & I opted for the Salmon served with grilled sweet potatoes, green pepper sauce and sliced spinach. Delicious!

For dessert we tried the Tiramisù & Milk chocolate mousse with coconut enjoyed with a Frangelico on ice.

The food was beautifully presented and enjoyed our experience from start to finish. I opted to wear a pretty laced peach dress for dinner, this is the Peach Scallop Lace Bodycon Dress from Jane Norman. 

Breakfast in our Suite

Enjoying the hotels delicious breakfast in the comfort of our hotel suite was such a pleasure and a great way to relax in the morning sitting at the table together.

Breakfast was very enjoyable especially the Mixed Berry Pancakes & Maple Syrup which we ordered from the Quarter Bar & Lounge as a special request, perfect to enjoy with a pot of coffee to get you energised for the day!

The Pastries were really stunning, soft, fluffy and buttery, the perfect indulgent treat!

London Bridge Hotel kindly offered us a late check out which was wonderful, enabling us to sit back and relax before travelling home.

Overall

London Bridge Hotel impressed and the hotel suite was a magical experience, especially enjoying breakfast in the comfort of our room. Dining at the Quarter Bar & Lounge was a pleasure!

Certainly a great hotel to stay in to visit places such as Aqua Shard & easy to get into Central London and dine at places such as Savini At Criterion.

What did you think of London Bridge Hotel, Aqua Shard & Savini At Criterion judging from the photographs? I would love to hear your thoughts!

Thanks ever so much for reading!

Laura xo

  • Woah! That hotel looks so lovely. Thanks for sharing!
    Angie
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  • I can’t believe I’ve never heard of London Bridge Hotel! It looks lovely there. I’ve been to Aqua Shard for drinks and dinner many times and I love it there. Such wonderful views! x

    • London Bridge Hotel is such a great place to visit, especially as it’s so nearby to Aqua Shard which I love also especially for cocktails, it’s a wonderful spot and agreed about the stunning views, I could happily spend hours in there photographing away and relaxing!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • You honestly stay at the most beautiful hotels Laura! Just the marble bath alone is to make me drool. Such gorgeous and luxurious decor and sounds like its in a fantastic location too.

    Rachel xx

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    • Thanks Rachel, I’m really glad that you enjoyed the hotel review. The marble bath was wonderful and enjoyed having a long hot bubble bath and having the comfort of a very late check out which was wonderful.

      The location was great when visiting London, especially being so close to The Shard.

      Glad you enjoyed the feature!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • These all look fabulous places. I would really love to stay at the London Bridge Hotel and the decor at the Aqua Shard looks amazing!
    Julia x
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    • Thanks Julia, I’m ever so glad yo enjoyed the feature on London Bridge Hotel, a great place to stay in whilst visiting London. AQUA Shard is just incredible.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Prashant

    This is not heaven but i am sure it is not less then heaven, Great post thanks for sharing your experience with us.

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  • I love their bold decor! It creates such a fun atmosphere and their food looks incredible, too! Thanks for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa

    THE STYLE CONTOUR

    • Thanks Jalisa, really enjoyed the bold decor and colour play in the hotel, added such a vibrant vibe to the historic hotel.

      Thanks and I hope you’re having a great week too!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • This place looks amazing!!! All the food photos made me super hungry!!

    Have an amazing day!

    xx Kris | https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

  • This is a place i would personally love to stay at, thanks for sharing!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  • Sounds like you had a great time! What a great hotel and spot to have cocktails. The photos are gorgeousss. Hope you had a great weekend lady!

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • Thanks Emily we had a lovely time that’s for sure, the cocktails were delicious at AQUA and wonderful that The Shard is so nearby to London Bridge Hotel.

      Thanks so much, really pleased you enjoyed the photography!

      Thanks & hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • That must have been a wonderful experience! Highlights for me: salmon and cocktails lol Great spot! x

    • Thanks Neya I’m ever so glad you enjoyed the feature! We had a lovely visit into London. The cocktails were a highlight of mine too at AQUA, so very nicely composed and to enjoy them viewing London at such a great height was a wonderful experience!

      So pleased you enjoyed the feature!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Your room at London Bridge Hotel looks lovely and ever so spacious! I’ve been meaning to check out the views from The Shard for what feels like an eternity now, your account has inspired me all the more – check out those glistening nighttime views, beautiful! Hope you’re having a fabulous weekend so far Laura 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Thanks Gabrielle, the room is always important to me especially space, it’s great to have that home from home feel. The Shard is a great place to check out for cocktails, not only are they delicious and very nicely presented, the views are something else of London. I could have seriously sat there for hours gazing at beautiful London.

      Really glad you enjoyed the review!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Looks like a really beautiful place. Love the interior design, especially on the restaurant; it looks warm and inviting. Their food is lovely as well.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Thanks Jessica, London Bridge Hotel was a lovely place to visit. The restaurant in the hotel was lovely, very modern, the food at the Savini was very luxurious indeed and incredibly warm.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Elise

    Looks like an amazing hotel and trip! Hope you had lots of fun!
    Elise | http://www.elisebythepiece.com

  • So beautiful pictures. Looks like a beautiful place to stay.
    Have a nice weekend.
    X Esther
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    • Thanks ever so much Esther, I’m ever so glad that you enjoyed the feature. London Bridge Hotel is a great spot to stay in when visiting London.

      Thanks! Hope you have a great week and that you had a wonderful weekend.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • It looks amazing judging from your pictures, definitely a luxury! Food and rooms are fantastic.

    xx,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com

    • Thanks Tania, I’m so glad that you liked the photographs!

      You’re right, the suite we had the pleasure of staying in was certainly lovely and the food was fresh and tasty!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Wow this looks like such an awesome place! I need to keep this in mind next time I visit London!

    District of Chic

  • The hotel looks so grand for sure! And the food are appetising and mouth watering. You certainly know how to make amazing reviews!!!

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    • I’m ever so glad you enjoyed the feature post Mercy, the food both at the hotel and the Savini were absolutely delicious.

      Thanks so much that means so much to me, I really enjoy putting together reviews for all of you 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Wow, the hotel is so close to the sites! I’ve been hunting for a good hotel near London Bridge as I love Borough Market and all the restaurants dotted along The Thames – you notice the theme here! Talking of which, the food looks amazing in this post!
    Jaz xoxo
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    • You’re right Jasmine, London Bridge Hotel is so nearby to so many attractions, and yes Borough Market is just around the corner so a great place to visit whilst staying.

      Thanks I’m so glad you enjoyed the food ‘feed’, it made me hungry writing this post that’s for sure!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • I like the look from the pictures, but the pancakes did steal the show for me. Can I have some delivered right now please?
    And I have to say, all the delicious food and yet you look so incredibly in your body con dresses! I would carry a food baby the size of a watermelon, I guess, and need a tent!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I’m so glad you like the photographs and the pancake photographs, they were rather tasty and a favourite to enjoy for breakfast on occasion especially when staying at a hotel!

      Aw thank you ever so so much, I workout daily doing HIIT training to stay in shape, really enjoy keeping fit 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

      • I do HIIT as well, but not every day, maybe 3-4 times a week. Staying fit is very important!

  • Omg, this place looks absolutely incredible! And all the food photos! I’m soooo hungry now!!

    Have an awesome day!

    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

    • Thanks Kris, really happy you enjoyed the hotel review and the food photographs! Trust me it made my appetite grow writing up this piece!

      Thanks, have a wonderful day too!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Wow, what a gorgeous hotel and what delicious looking food!!

    Enclothed Cognition

    • So pleased you enjoyed the feature Keri, London Bridge Hotel is beautiful and the food was very fresh and healthy.

      Glad you enjoyed the post.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • This looks like such a lovely hotel- and that bathroom is stunning!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Really glad you enjoyed the review Ashley, the bathroom was gorgeous and taking a bubble bath on the Sunday before leaving was such a pleasure! A great way to spend Bank Holiday weekend.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Sonia Makosso

    such a beautiful hotel, I love the deco, so mucg pop of colors
    Great pictures, thanks for sharing
    Sonia
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    • Thanks Sonia, I really enjoyed the colourful artwork too, it gave the overall feel of the place a very modern twist however keeping the historic feel.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • London Bridge Hotel is so gorgeous! I will book here when I visit.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

    • Glad you enjoyed the review Kayta, London Bridge Hotel is a great place to stay and so pleased to hear you’ll be booking when you visit!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Stunning hotel, the food looks amazing too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

  • the hotel looks pretty cool. Like old school meets modern!
    x,abril
    The Color Palette

    • Thanks ever so much Abril, you’re right the hotel had a mixture of historic and modern rolled into one, something I found really appealing about the hotel.

      Really glad you enjoyed the feature!

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    This looks like my type of hotel and such yummy cocktails.
    I love how you have captured the artwork too. I love looking at hotel decor.
    (On a side note – I had trouble loading your photos – have you optimised them for web (small file sizes))?
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
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    • Thanks Kiri, London Bridge Hotel was a great place to stay and I too really like the artwork there.
      No, nothing has changed on SheHearts, which device and browser did you try to view my page on?

      Really glad you enjoyed the feature 🙂

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • The room looks so cozy! Also those cocktails !! So nice! x

    The Lisa’s World

    • The room was lovely Lisa, certainly had lots of space being one of the hotels suites however it had a home from home appeal which I really liked.

      The Aqua Shard cocktails were delicious, recommend visiting whilst in London Bridge.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Looks like an awesome place!
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  • Violette

    This hotel looks great and the food delicious! I hope you had a great stay!

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  • The places you go are amazing and this hotel is no exception! The food and drinks looks delicious and love the decor.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Thanks Katherine, London Bridge Hotel was a great place to visit, really enjoyed its sister hotel also. The features in the hotel were lovely!

      Aqua Shard’s cocktails were incredible, highly recommend when visiting London, delicious!

      Glad you enjoyed the post.

      Laura xo
      http://www.shehearts.net

  • Wow looks absolutely amazing! Have a lovely week. Gemma x
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