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Aqua Spirit

Cocktail Bar and Roof Deck££££
  • The experts at Time Out London and Evening Standard recommend this place
    • Time Out London
    • Evening Standard
  • James W.
    "Beautiful rooftop bar right on top of Oxford Circus."(6 Tips)
    Lizzie P.
    "Has a great rooftop bar that overlooks Regents street."(3 Tips)
    Nigel M.
    "awesome view from the terrace at sunset, visit the top floor"(17 Tips)
    Jeremy P.
    "Japanese Velvet was awesome."(2 Tips)
84 Tips and reviews
  • rooftop
  • scenic views
  • cocktails
  • japanese velvet
  • oxford circus
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  • Julia A.
    Julia AgerAugust 9
    Nice buzzy rooftop area fab for a catch up drink in the summer
  • clive k.
    Not worth the hype
  • Abe
    AbeMay 11
    Great rooftop bar!
  • Cami H.
    Cami HeitzFebruary 19
    The view is quite nice and the drinks are all very good. Recommended!
  • Luciana C.
    Luciana CaltabianoNovember 7, 2016
    Amazing drinks and such a great view from its rooftop!
  • Saxow B.
    Saxow BoyOctober 23, 2016
    Nice interior, decent cocktails, had Le Vieux Carré
  • Julia K.
    Julia KateAugust 28, 2016
    Super fresh sushimi. Good cocktails, best time is probably about 9...extremely eclectic clientele. Very short walk from Oxford Circus. Expect a wait for drinks- 2 servers on outside bar only.
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansAugust 18, 2016
    Almost wasn't let in for wearing shorts, fancy place and fancy prices. They have a nice small roof terrace outside with good views.
  • Nassia W.
    Nassia WAugust 15, 2016
    Nice rooftop terrace, bit trendy
  • Cansu U.
    Cansu UzJuly 22, 2016
    For an amazing London view with amazing cocktails... A good one of London rooptops 😌
  • Edina P.
    Edina PetőJune 15, 2016
    Fab view, poor service, staff is clearly overwhelmed
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunMay 7, 2016
    The lounge music here is out of this world. The terrace makes you feel like you're in another space.
  • Nikhita M.
    Nikhita MahtaniMay 1, 2016
    Great views of London and inventive cocktails 😊
  • Lizzie P.
    Lizzie PMarch 25, 2016
    Has a great rooftop bar that overlooks Regents street. Gets very busy in the summer.
  • Valentina C.
    Valentina CiolinoMarch 5, 2016
    A posh place, went for drinks and really liked the venue. Service amd drinks also good, other customers not much.
  • Sylvie I.
    Sylvie I.January 22, 2016
    Great atmosphere, amazing rooftop you don't wanna miss out. Quite a trendy place
  • Justin B.
    Justin BellDecember 28, 2015
    Expensive but can have a great date/night with friends up here especially when sunny
  • Joana V.
    Joana ViannaOctober 19, 2015
    Great place to go for a night cap! Great people and awesome view! :) drinks are super expensive 😩
  • Giota P.
    Giota PapSeptember 13, 2015
    Nice cocktails and great view
  • Jack F.
    Jack FAugust 23, 2015
    Rooftop bar is great and quiet on a week night (walk right down the corridor to the back). Mojitos were watery
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RosenthalAugust 15, 2015
    Expensive, but great cocktails.
  • James W.
    James WhatleyJuly 5, 2015
    Beautiful rooftop bar right on top of Oxford Circus. Arrive early to guarantee a table. Attracts posers.
  • Square M.
    Square MealMarch 30, 2015
    Picture yourself as a Manhattan penthouse dweller, drinking Champagne on a roof terrace - that’s the vibe at Aqua’s clubby, oriental-style liquor lounge. Read more
  • Graham A.
    Graham ANovember 17, 2014
    Great rooftop view when you find it...(hint, follow the corridor with the bull!)
  • Dimitri D.
    Dimitri DekdoukNovember 8, 2014
    It's okay, good rooftop! But the service is really poor and entrance is really arrogant.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BrewerOctober 6, 2014
    Rooftop bar overlooking Regent Street
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KeithOctober 6, 2014
    London Cocktail Week 2014 drink: Zacapa White Orchid: Zacapa 23 shaken together with white tea, cinnamon, pepper and balanced with fresh lemon juice.
  • Alastair H.
    Alastair HiltonSeptember 10, 2014
    Great rooftop and superb on a summer's evening. Pricey but great for people watching
  • Martin K.
    Martin KAugust 20, 2014
    central rooftop-bar with great drinks and a fantastic crowd. Feels like a music video.
  • Kacy K.
    Kacy KacyAugust 8, 2014
    It used to attract better crowd when it opened several years ago. It's better during weekdays. Avoid weekends it attracts certain crowd these days....
  • Nasia P.
    Nasia PaschaleriJuly 20, 2014
    Charming in many ways!Posh place,beautiful people,amazing hidden roof terrace in the heart of the city center!
  • Emma R.
    Emma RodzikMay 23, 2014
    Bring your night vision glasses for the dark as night toilets!
  • Zaya K.
    Zaya KadyrovaMarch 15, 2014
    Great summer terrace
  • Nastasia🍷
    Nastasia🍷October 21, 2013
    Overlooks Regent Street and you can see the London Eye! Dinner only inside! One of the best rooftop terraces in London!!!
  • Alec M.
    Alec MuffettSeptember 27, 2013
    The gin tastes like water
  • Megan J.
    Megan JohnsonSeptember 23, 2013
    Really great rooftop deck
  • heidi h.
    heidi harmanAugust 31, 2013
    Amazing rooftop! and go with the spanish food rather than the asian.
  • Feras
    FerasAugust 19, 2013
    The terrace in the summer is a must. The japanese section is nices and restaurant is good but the kitchen closes at 10.
  • Phil T.
    Phil The GreekJuly 14, 2013
    Decent place to take a date... Pricey obviously but well made cocktails... Good atmosphere. Disappointing views. Awesome martinis
  • Elizabeth Elle D.
    Find the secret terrace. But shhh it's a secret
  • Alejandra V.
    Alejandra ValdiviaJuly 12, 2013
    Nice place! Not so good service
  • John H.
    John HydeJuly 12, 2013
    Really nice change from the norm. Although quite pricey
  • Rich
    RichJuly 6, 2013
    Chavs, hookers & meatheads. Great if you like that sort of thing. Oh, shit music too. Welcome to London / Essex
  • Geoff B.
    Geoff BurnsJune 11, 2013
    Sunday Brunch, please try the £20 all you can drink Champagne (Veuve Clicquot)for two hours.
  • Luxsure P.
    Luxsure ParisApril 25, 2013
    Incredible terrace
  • Emilie P.
    Emilie PangApril 11, 2013
    Sushi was surprisingly good.! However, vibe is not on a par- lighting is too dim and there is nothing exciting about decor.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HuberFebruary 23, 2013
    I can't smoke right now. I thought this place had a rooftop for a reason.
  • Z_dead
    Z_deadFebruary 17, 2013
    Located in the old Dickens and Jones department store. The bar is on the fourth floor.
  • Sof C.
    Sof CJanuary 24, 2013
    Stunning on a beautiful day, head in before 6 pm to avoid queuing.
  • Judita B.
    Judita BokrosovaJanuary 6, 2013
    Asked to pay 12% servise charge for waiting at the bar for 30 min for a drink Brrrrr. If you are rich... Still a great place for sat night.
  • Jani E.
    Jani EngbergNovember 30, 2012
    What a view :-)
  • Maria B.
    Maria B.November 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    vibrant and absolutely charming. everything is perfect here
  • Artem T.
    Artem TNovember 13, 2012
    Quite nice place, but music could be more impressive.
  • томас К.
    томас КорнардоSeptember 16, 2012
    Very nice view of Northern London
  • Eliane M.
    Eliane MarquesAugust 19, 2012
    Nice place to spend some quality time with someone special or just hang out with some friends ! The drinks are expansives but it is worth, as we can possibly see a great view of London !
  • Morgans Hotel Group
    Morgans Hotel GroupAugust 7, 2012
    The roof terrace is perfect for summer cocktails, but only those in the know ask for the hidden 3rd terrace where you can relax without the DJ!
  • Nicolas D.
    Nicolas DussartJuly 18, 2012
    posh but very good cocktails. order twice as food as usual if you're hungry.
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RoweJune 30, 2012
    Beautiful, but I cannot stress how abysmal the staff are more.
  • Fabienne H.
    Fabienne HBJune 26, 2012
    One of the coolest rooftop in London. Amazing views
  • Mihnea M.
    Mihnea MiculescuJune 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try out their signature cocktail - the Japanese Velvet: pear-infused Ketel One Vodka shaken with nashi pear purée, fresh lemongrass, apple juice, lemon juice and honey liqueur.
  • Tom K.
    Tom KolodotschkoMay 30, 2012
    Still a relative secret for a terrace that overlooks one of the busiest roads on London. Drinks are ok but it's the space that appeals.
  • Evening Standard
    Evening StandardMay 24, 2012
    Perched on this Soho rooftop, Aqua bar, curated by the renowned Hong Kong-based restaurant group of the same name, offers a range of drinks and lighter bites in a stylish surrounding. Read more
  • Rif K.
    Rif KiamilMay 3, 2012
    Never eat in this place, the food is so bad!!
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PackApril 24, 2012
    Amazing cocktails. Japanese Velvet was awesome.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 26, 2012
    Visiting this terrace bar feels like walking into a set for a music video with a London skyline. The two ritzy roof terraces serve up exotic cocktails to a well-groomed clientele. Read more
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren Rubin TileyFebruary 19, 2012
    On a nice day, and yes they do exist in London, this is a perfectly located rooftop bar.
  • Richard A.
    Richard AtkinsonNovember 17, 2011
    The tills seem to slow the service down when busy, but worth the wait
  • Kylie A.
    Kylie ANovember 10, 2011
    Fabulous in Summer and Winter
  • Devon B.
    Devon BOctober 22, 2011
    Dress to impress... You never know who you'll meet here.
  • Gela K.
    Gela KappaOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Wonderful cocktails, amazing view, stupid door...
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HullSeptember 1, 2011
    There are 2 terraces- second one tucked round the corner is often less busy.
  • Paul
    PaulAugust 20, 2011
    Stuck in a time-warp : no trainers allowed (but "no clothes" is)
  • Ben J.
    Ben JanawayJuly 30, 2011
    Try the Aqua Breeze sharing cocktail. Gorgeous and you get six glasses worth from a single shaker!
  • Kata⭐️ B.
    Kata⭐️ BleyerJune 6, 2011
    Definitely amazing cocktails - lovely when the sun is out Read more
  • Sophie B.
    Sophie BeJune 1, 2011
    amazing view at sunset...
  • Jamie A.
    Jamie AnsonApril 29, 2011
    Don't be intimidated by the need-an-invite-from-the-Queen entrance. Clientele are more relaxed than the place seems at first.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DrApril 18, 2011
    Wooomology it
  • Sam J.
    Sam JohnsonMarch 30, 2011
    try the calvados Mmm
  • Flo M.
    Flo MengSeptember 21, 2010
    Take a glass in the roof at the end of the day
  • Nigel M.
    Nigel MurphySeptember 19, 2010
    awesome view from the terrace at sunset, visit the top floor
  • Lisa B.
    Lisa BattyJuly 16, 2010
    Full of beautiful girls, including me xxxx
  • Marcelo R.
    Marcelo R.July 15, 2010
    F******* good !
  • Syrus M.
    Syrus MokhtariMay 13, 2010
    Great place for drinks after work. Has an awesome roof terrace over looking Regent Street and West London
  • ney m.
    ney marinhoJune 30, 2016
    Bar bem frequentado...Bom para beber...ver e ser visto
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