A Midsummer Night party in the sky

GŌNG at the top of the five-star Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard
Monday 20 June 2016

Sunshine&Flowers - Gong - Shangri-La Hotel, At the Shard, London

Sunshine and Flowers - Gong, Shangri-La Hotel, At the Shard, London

View from the Shangri La Hotel At The Shard London

View from the Shangri La Hotel At The Shard London

Enjoy London’s most thrilling Midsummer Night with spectacular views across the city like no other. For the first time, GŌNG at the top of the five-star Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, will host an exuberant party to celebrate the longest day of the year and watch the sun set on this mystical night. High up and heady, 52 floors above London, there will be dreamy cocktails and hedonistic happenings. GŌNG throws open the doors of its rarely seen infinity skypool for this luxurious poolside party and to let you enjoy the aura of the skies around you*.

Dress up for the night in ‘Midsummer Night white elegance’ – cocktail dresses or stylish resort-wear for ladies, and white shirts for gentlemen. (Strictly no shorts, no trainers). As day melts into night – with the ‘sun-stopping’ solstice moment taking place at 22.35 – you can chase the breathtaking views rolling into the distance. To the west – see the London Eye and the bridges straddling the Thames; to the north – other iconic new landmarks of the City, the ‘Cheesegrater’, ‘Walkie Talkie’, ‘Heron Tower’, ‘Tower 42’, ‘The Gherkin’; to the east – Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf Tower, the meandering river and the almost toy-town train tracks.

Book in now for either of two sessions: 6pm to 9pm, or 9pm to half past midnight. Telephone GŌNG: +(44) 0207 234 8208. Fifty places are available for each session at just £30 per person. This includes a glass of champagne or a Midsummer Night cocktail on arrival, and canapés. More cocktails from GŌNG’s new Circle of Life menu will be available to buy from the bar (£18 regular price), along with champagnes and wine. For guests who wish to wake up to the views, bedrooms may also be booked at the hotel.

Cocktails on the night include (subject to change):
  • Born To Fly – Grey Goose vodka, fig liqueur, basil, citrus, French aperitif. Light and exuberant, served in a flute glass, and presented in a golden cage.
  • Nothing But Bubbles – Bentianna, Cocchi Amaro, Campari, house-made coriander seeds syrup, jenever, magic bubbles. This honeyed, herby Slovakian Tokay base transforms into a sparkling mix via a revolutionary Perlini carbonation shaker.
  • Let’s Dance – Don Julio tequila, mango chutney, pineapple, bitters, Grand Marnier, pear, with generous flavours that jump out brightly. All capped with delicate sisho.
  • Sunshine and Flowers – Bulleit rye whiskey, poire, Cocchi vermouth, lavender, herbal blush (housemade mix of rosemary, saffron, rum, vermouth]. A warm-sunny blend with a flourish of meadow freshness. ith a sliver of pear and a viola.
  • Remembering Grasshopper – Cocoa washed Jensen’s dry gin, evergreen purée, yoghurt liqueur, lollipop. A surprisingly enhanced gin base, with a silky green blend of herby avocado, mint, apple, basil and matcha. With a green-gem garnish of fossilized crickets.

GŌNG at Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London. 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9QU, UK.

Tel. +(44) 0207 234 8208 www.gong-shangri-la.com