Venue Spotlight: Florattica Rooftop Bar, Aldgate

Florattica Rooftop Bar in Aldgate, London

While working as a corporate event magician, I get to visit loads of brilliant venues. This week, I had the pleasure of performing close-up magic at Florattica London for a networking event hosted by Nuvei.

Florattica is a rooftop bar above the Canopy by Hilton, a short walk from both Aldgate East and Tower Hill tube stations. It’s a great venue with brilliant views over the City of London, nice decor and a great team of staff. Perfect for private and corporate event hire!

When you arrive, you’re greeted by a floral arch that’s clearly been put there for influencers to snap their Instagram photo.

Arch at entrance to Florattica London Rooftop Bar
Very Instagrammable #livingmybestlife

Once you’re inside, a lift transports you straight up to the 11th floor, where the friendly and efficient staff greet you and check your bags and coats.

Florattica boasts some gorgeous decor, which according to their website is “inspired by East London’s textile industry and the local 17th century French Huguenots’ silk woven floral patterns”. There’s plenty of room to move around, with ample seating and low tables around the perimeter, plus a few standing tables. A great lay-out for standing drinks receptions.

Gorgeous Decor inside Florattica London Rooftop Bar
Lovely decor

There’s also an outside space with great views. Sadly, I was there on a wet and windy February night, although many people from the event were still enjoying the terrace and city views thanks to fact it’s covered and heated. I’d love to go back and see what it’s like in the summer, but it’s definitely a year-round venue!

florattica london terrace
City Views on the terrace

The bar itself has a decent collection of drinks, an extensive spirits collection and a great cocktail menu.

They serve food – nibbles and small plates only. On the night I was there, the staff were whizzing around with delicious looking canapés throughout the evening,

Bar at Florattica London
Anyone for a cocktail?

Florattica London: Event Hire

Thinking of hiring Florattica for a private event? Here’s the run-down on what you need to know.

Location: 11-15 Minories, London EC3N 1AX

Nearest Tube: Tower Hill or Aldgate East

Capacity: 200 guests

Disabled Access: Yes

Heated Terrace: Yes

Licensed Hours: Until 1am

Approx costs: £15,000-£25,000/Min Spend

If you’re on the lookout for a venue for your next event, you might want to check out my post on rooftop bars in London, or my recommendations for corporate summer party venues. And if you’d like to make it really unforgettable, why not hire a magician for the event?

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