I care not if FOMO is something that should be left in the dusty remains of 2015. I'm dragging it along 2016 until its legs stop working, then I'll drag it some more until its pulse slows down and then when it drops dead I'll accept it would never have survived past March. FOMO is in my (much alive) blood and as such, there was no way I was going to miss out on going to the Alcoholic Architecture in London Bridge's Borough Market.
A short walk from London Bridge station. Unfortunately the pink room is not part of experience (you'll know what I mean when you get there)
The ticket costs £16. For this you get 50 minutes air time / gin time in a basement which is pumping out vapourised gin and tonic. However in the likelihood you won't get gazebo'ed from just breathing, there is a bar if you feel like being a complete heathen and ordering liquid drinks. God forbid. Drinks ranged from adulterated G&Ts, beers and cocktails charging the usual London rates (middle-range, not bling bling).
The Frankincense infused gin and tonic gets a meh from me. I would recommend getting one of their proper cocktails
Obviously because liquid is being pumped into the air, assuming that you don't enjoy your clothes being dank, you are provided with a rather fetching poncho to wear inside. I had the agonising struggle of deciding if I should use my camera in such climates balanced with the overwhelming desire to get suitable photographic coverage.
This was taken after I had been in "the cloud" a couple of times and by this point I accepted my hair was no longer going to be as bouncy now it was weighed down by alcohol
Given the whole monastery vibes going on, I kind of hoped our ponchos could have been channeling monk-chic but I still enjoyed the decor
Once inside, there's some intriguing (I genuinely mean this) 80s music playing - "I feel like if this music was playing in a normal club, there would probably be 1 really really drunk older woman on the dance floor swaying" I mused (not me...I know what you were thinking). When you're standing in the thick of misty gin, it can be a little tricky to see but it was a slight over-exaggeration to say you'd just about be able to see your hands.
If you like doing something slightly different from the norm and you want somewhere interesting to drink, this is something I would recommend. Some people might find it just an expensive novelty but given the price is what I'd pay to see an exhibition at a gallery or museum, I think it was worth the FOMO fix.