Designed by Lee Broom in collaboration with glassware brand Nude, aqua shard unveiled a cascading Christmas tree inspired by The Shard.
Positioned in's three-storey atrium with a backdrop of the London skyline, 'The Tree of Glass' is comprised of 245 hand-blown glass LED pendant lights floating in formation. Inspired by The Shard's architecture, each pendant comes together to create a single tree of light and glass in the shape of the building's silhouette.
Designed by iconic British product designer, , and contemporary glassware brand, , the tree will raise funds for the British Red Cross. Each of the 245 pendant lights are available to purchase from the with all proceeds being donated to the and .
In addition, aqua shard has developed a special dessert and cocktail to be sold until 5th January, with 50% of the net sales going to the British Red Cross. The restaurant will also add an optional £1 to every bill throughout the Christmas period, which will be donated directly to the charity.
The bespoke cocktail (£9) is a modern take on Stone’s Ginger Wine, using seasonal plums and fermenting them for 21 days to create a unique rich and sweet flavour. The cocktail is garnished with dehydrated orange, redcurrants and a cinnamon stick, making it the perfect festive serve. Alongside the cocktail, guests can enjoy an equally seasonal dessert, comprising of a cranberry poached pear served with eggnog and Christmas pudding ice cream (£14).