Winter is Here. So Where to Hangout During the Cold, Darker Months?
Cosy London Igloos
The only place to be seen during the winter months is in an igloo. The domed structures pop up over terraces and rooftop bars in the capital and elsewhere.
If there’s one life lesson we learned from Pingu, it’s that igloos are brilliant hangout spots. Sometime around 2016, London took this advice to heart, and since then, a glorious wave of igloos routinely pop up every winter, offering festive revels within your cosy private sanctuary.
From cosy glass domes overlooking the Thames to heated rooftop food markets, whoever said you couldn’t enjoy London in the winter has never managed to get a booking at one of these epic winter warmers.
The trend for dining in igloos is here to stay, so here’s where to find igloos in London this year! Enjoy!
Coppa Club Tower Bridge
Offering some of the best views over the Thames and Tower Bridge, these gorgeous igloo dining areas are a must-visit in winter. The beautiful perspex capsules provide crystal clear views of Tower Bridge and The Shard while keeping your squad satisfyingly snug with sparking lights, fluffy blankets and festive decorations. You can enjoy the likes of pizza, pasta and burgers from the dinner menu.
Where: Three Quays Walk, EC3R 6AH
They usually sell out in a hot minute, though, so you’ll need to be quick! Find out more at https://coppaclub.co.uk/towerbridge/.
Skylight’s true ace in the hole is their rooftop ice skating rink, but with the return of that still a couple of weeks away, their rooftop igloos are taking centre stage for the moment. Spread across two levels, the igloos are bookable for groups of up to six. Blankets and heaters keep the winter chill away too! This winter, a gorgeous Tobacco Dock spot fronting skyline views, cocktails, and igloo booths, join them for a must-try cosy experience.
Where: Pennington Street, St Katharine’s & Wapping, E1W 2SF.
Find out more at https://www.skylightbars.com/.
Aviary is back with beautiful views over London for both dining and drinks on the terrace or their famous igloos perfectly suited for groups of up to six.
They can’t wait to welcome you back inside with a fantastic seasonal menu available every day. Enjoy the view of our beautiful City once more from their rooftop restaurant, terrace and igloos whilst sipping cocktails or enjoying their dishes.
Where: 10th Floor, The Montcalm, 22-25 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1DX.
Don’t miss another moment; book your table at https://aviarylondon.com/.
Bar Elba’s party pods are back for another Winter, and they’re bigger, boozier and packed with more parties than ever before. Housed atop Elba’s highest point, they are serving up killer views of London and a sky full of fairy lights.
Fulfil your Scandi dreams as you eat, drink and get very merry in your heated igloo. Cosy as hell, Party Pods house up to 12 guests, making them the ultimate destination for a night on the town. And with a cocktail list as long as your arm, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Where: 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 8UL.
Book now at https://bar-elba.co.uk/.
This fan favourite Alpine pop-up overlooks the Thames, as Jimmy’s Lodge boasts four beautiful snow globes made for private dining experiences, each seating up to six people in line with social distancing rules. It’s the perfect spot for Christmas get-togethers and festive parties, with guests invited to tuck into gourmet food.
Where: Queens Walk, Waterloo Bridge, SE1 9PX.
Find more information at https://www.jimmyspopup.com/.
Escape to London’s magical Alpine paradise. Enjoy hot mulled wine around the fire pit or sip a glass of Prosecco with friends.
Play on the arcade games, groove to our DJ tunes or chill on a sofa at an alpine club.
Alpine forest theme means forest igloos, forest cabins, a Bavarian beer tent, Alpine lodge tables, ski-lift bubbles, and fur-covered sofas. Their bottomless prosecco and Alpine brunch is also a powerful option.
Where: Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 2TY.
Book your spot at https://www.neverlandlondon.com/.
The Sipping Room
With the vista of Canary Wharf rising in front of you, this winter pop up is an excellent spot for an igloo dinner in London. Large bubbles can host up to sixteen seated guests.
Where: 16 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, E14 4AX.
Find more information about The Sipping Room at https://www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk/the-sipping-room/.
The Secret Garden
London Secret Garden operates five domes spread across a one-acre Garden. The domes are laid out beside the summer beach. Each dome is fully air-conditioned and exclusive to you, so rest assured only you and your friends will have complete privacy in your dome.
Enjoy an Afternoon Tea served with freshly prepared classical sandwiches. As tradition suggests, you cannot have an afternoon tea without English scones. Each sitting is for one and a half-hour period. They also serve brunch/dinner where we offer set tasting menus, so you have a wide variety of dishes in tasting size portions.
Where: 100 Cromwell Road, Kensington, SW7 4ER.
Book your dome at https://www.londonsecretgarden.co.uk/.