London's best winter pop-ups not to miss this Christmas!
If you’re in the capital this Christmas, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a festive night out with friends, as London will be positively bursting with a wealth of wintry rooftops and terraces that are guaranteed to take your breath away. Here, we take a tour of five unmissable haunts around the city, so whether you’re in Brixton or Broadgate, you’ll be well and truly spoiled for choice when deciding where to go to create some magical festive memories throughout December.
Winter Igloos at Coppa Club
Head to Tower Bridge for Coppa Club’s ever-popular winter igloos, which make their triumphant return to the riverside terrace this year. Redesigned as timber frames with Perspex sliding doors, these enchanting spaces are fully furnished and come complete with heating, blankets and speakers. On New Year’s Eve, why not order your tickets for the private use of an igloo for the night, including a four-course dinner, views of the fireworks and two drinks tokens? They’re available to book now for £150 per person, with a minimum of six to eight people per booking, at www.coppaclub.co.uk/towerbridge
The Moroccan Medina at Queen of Hoxton’s Winter Rooftop
Escape cold, grey London streets to a colourful, vibrant winter wonderland at Queen of Hoxton in Shoreditch. Inspired by the far-flung desert realms and romantic splendour of Marrakesh, this intoxicating hideaway is a riot of colours, sights and scents. Here, you’ll find a treasure trove of brightly coloured Baboushe slippers, ceramic tiles, twinkling lanterns, cushions and drapes inside a unique rooftop wigwam. Elsewhere, climb into a secret snug hidden inside a giant Moroccan lamp, and enjoy a spiced hot buttered rum or ‘shimmering gold’ pomegranate Bellini. Find out more at www.queenofhoxton.com
South Pole Saloon at Brixton Rooftop
‘Where Christmas goes to get naughty’ is the tagline for this cheeky, risqué Yuletide treat. Featuring twisted entertainment, from The Brixton Burlesque Show on December 15th, to Riot Jazz on December 29th, Brixton Rooftop is transforming into a party of festive-filled cocktails and delicious food, inviting one and all to ‘surrender to the season’. Don’t miss out on winning a £200 bar tab, plus free entry for you and two friends to an event of your choice. For more information on booking tables, cabins and VIP booths of up to 25, check out www.brixtonrooftop.com
Vintage London Winter Terrace at The Churchill Bar
Hyatt Regency London’s stylish Churchill Bar sets the scene for a new winter menu, taking you on a journey of Winston Churchill, where iconic British posters and classic London memorabilia are combined with luxurious fur-lined seats, soft blankets and hot water bottles. Nine impressive cocktails draw inspiration from some of the former Prime Minister’s most famous moments, favourite places and celebrated passions, while a selection of some warming winter dishes will be available from Churchill’s Cookbook, adding a special twist to some of Churchill’s top meals. Visit www.thechurchillbar.co.uk/terrace to find out more.
The Winter Forest at Broadgate
If you want to experience a Nordic-inspired Noel this year, Exchange Square is being converted into a captivating Winter Forest under the stars. Highlights include a cool, cosy tipi cinema, a bar and grill boasting seasonal menus, and a winter market, where you can take home inspired gifts, sweet treats, Christmas food shopping, homewares and more. At The Hideaway, you can book the perfect night out too, enjoying shared platters and festive drinks, delivered straight to your table (maximum eight people per table, minimum spend £250 per table). There are plenty more details at thewinterforest.broadgate.co.uk