Last week, I was among the first people to try the all new Cocktail Hour Experience at the Pommery Champagne Bar and the Coca-Cola London Eye, thanks to TimeOut London. Every Thursday and Friday, the Pommery Champagne Bar will have a special menu of five expertly crafted cocktails, available from 5pm til close, and there is now a Cocktail Hour Experience package available on the London Eye. What could be better than sky high views over London and bubbly champagne cocktails?!
In the stunning Pommery Champagne Bar, there was a choice of five cocktails and, for the purists, a few different options for champagne. I went with a classic Bellini and I was not disappointed! The traditional, wood panelled surroundings, views of the London Eye and luxurious interiors were the perfect complement to my cocktail and I felt like quite the celeb!
After a drink in the bar, we headed out to the big wheel which, being a typical Londoner, I had never been on before. As soon as the pod doors were closed, the champagne appeared! And it was none of this ‘one glass per person’ business. I did only have one glass in my hand but it was continuously topped up by our wonderful host. The views across London were good despite the menacing black clouds in the distance, however, with skyscrapers popping up left, right and centre in our beloved capital, I’m not sure that the views alone would be reason enough to draw me to the eye. Having the Cocktail Hour Experience added an element of celebration and luxury to the ride (can you call it a ride?), and made the 30 minutes go by surprisingly fast! We were having so much fun we forgot to pose for the official photo towards the end…whoops – don’t worry, I took one 🙂 (at the top of this post)
The Fine Print
The Cocktail Hour Experience is available for over 18s on Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm for £25. This includes one cocktail in the bar and a 30 minute rotation in the eye. While in the Pommery Champagne Bar you can purchase more cocktails with prices starting from £8.
This was a really nice way to spend a Thursday evening! It’s perfect for friends, couples or even colleagues. Whether for a celebration or just for a slightly different evening, £25 is definitely worth it for the experience. Do give it a try and let me know what you think!
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