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Fancy a drink IN the rocks? Icebar Rocks takes London by storm

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Skulls and studs: The Ice Bar London has undergone a chilling new transformation and it’s going to rock your world.

The UK’s only permanent ice bar has unveiled its most impressive makeover yet, redesigned by award winning sculptor Jens Thoms Ivarsson, in celebration of its 10th anniversary.

Located in Heddon Street, the bar showcases crystal clear natural ice from Torne River, North Sweden, at freezing temperatures of -5 degrees. The ice has been carved into the likes of a 6 ft. tall ice skull, a lavish Throne of Rock, a female rock “goddess” sculpture emblematic of the rock spirit and a bar adorned with 231 ice block belt studs.

Artist, designer, and member of rock band Punk Williams, Jens Thoms Ivarsson, tells The National Student about his “challenging” experience and achievement with the Rock n’ Roll theme during a live ice demonstration.

“It is arguably easy for the rock theme to become tacky and masculine,” he says. “I found it important to find a good balance whilst maintaining an obvious rock theme – this is my best project in London yet for sure. I know how ice and light work – when you create different angles, it breaks the light and makes the ice come alive.” 

The bar will now feature mouth-watering cocktails specially concocted to give you the chills, with names of classic rock songs such as Livin’ on a Prayer, Bad to the Bone and Eye of the Tiger.  The Ice Bar London has served over 1.8 million visitors since opening in 2005 and it’s easy to see why. Tickets can be purchased online from £13.50 and includes a unique refreshing ice cocktail on arrival.

So, what are you waiting for? BRRrap up warm and get ready to rock around the clock!

http://www.icebarlondon.com/

First two images courtesy of Peter Kindersley.




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