Mixology Events hosted one of our cocktail making classes on the 53rd floor of The Shard, located at London Bridge, central London. The cocktail making class was for 40 people and took place soon after The Shard opened in February 2013.
The security at The Shard was appropriately tight, which we took into consideration when organising the logistics of the class – we made a location visit in advance which helped to ensure there were no difficulties in keeping to schedule. The class itself was hosted in a room with brand new wooden floors and – so as to not cause any damage, we developed a technique (using discrete patches of drugget under parts of the bars) to transport our cocktail bar stations into the venue without impairment.
The security were affable and after relevant safety checks we were able to transport all the bars, spirits, fresh fruit juices and bitters high above ground level within the time schedule.
We provided 8 cocktail bars, fitting 5 guests per cocktail bar station – allowing each guest their own workspace to maximise interaction and involvement throughout the class.
The Shard is a great venue to host our cocktail making classes, providing unparalleled views and providing insights into such a significant building. There were many interesting things the staff made us aware of, for instance we had a chance to speak to the window cleaners, who told that they aren’t allowed alcohol 3 days prior to work.
If you are interested in holding one of our cocktail making classes at the Shard, please get in contact with our events organisers who can talk you through every stage of your event, from creative input to planning out the logistics of your day.