FeatureWhere to find igloos in London this winter

November 22, 20210

Twinkling, transparent igloos are popping up all around London – don’t worry, the temperature hasn’t dropped that much. Find out the best igloos to wine and dine in this winter

Coppa Club
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Coppa Club Tower Bridge was one of the first places to introduce the PVC domes which London has since gone crazy for. In partnership with Champagne Laurent-Perrier, spend time with loved ones in your own private igloo whilst sipping on the finest pink fizz. The food menu focuses on simple European food, including small plates and snacks to grilled mains, sourdough pizzas and festive specials (from 23 Nov). There are only a few dates left, hurry and book yours now!

3 Quays Walk, EC3R 6AH. T: 020-8016 9227. www.coppaclub.co.uk

 

Aviary

 

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Enjoy spectacular views across London’s skyline from Aviary Rooftop Restaurant and Terrace Bar. In partnership with Monkey 47 Gin, the igloos have had a makeover inspired by island holidays – sip on jungle-themed cocktails such as the Monkey Puzzle, a fruity concoction of grapefruit juice, cranberry bitters, chai tea syrup and Lillet Blanc. Each igloo can host up to eight people. Find out more here.

22-25 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1DX. T: 020-3873 4060. www.aivarylondon.com

 

Jimmy’s Snow Globes at The Lodge on Southbank

 

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All the pleasures of the Alps right here next to the Thames. Enjoy sharer steak served on a hot stone, keep it classic with traditional fondue or spoil yourself with a winter feast fit for a king. The heated domes offer a uniquely Alpine dining experience on the riverside. Sitting times: Mon-Sun 2:30pm, 4:30pm & 7:30pm, throughout October-December.

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. www.jimmyspopup.com

 

Skylight Tobacco Dock

18 heated igloos and four booths have taken over the two-tiered rooftop space at Tobacco Dock. Cosy up over a welcome drink of warming mulled wine before choosing from the Winter Alpine Menu. Beechwood smoked bratwurst, vegan alternatives and tartiflette are just some of the dishes available. As well as the igloos, you can go ice skating on the rooftop and watch an array of Christmas films at the Festive Cinema. Head here to get festive with friends!

Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, E1W 2SF. www.skylightbars.com

 

Bar Elba
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Bar Elba’s party pods are back and they’re bigger, boozier and packed with more party than ever before. Fulfil your Scandi dreams as you eat, drink and get very merry in a private, heated igloo. The Party Pods host up to 12 guests and are kitted out with speakers, making it the ultimate destination for a night on the town. Serving everything from griddled burgers to honey-soaked halloumi fries, the drinks will be flowing and your stomachs full. Book your pod for up to 3-hours and dance the night away.

Rooftop at Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, SE1 8UL (opposite Waterloo station). T: 020-3892 8166. www.bar-elba.co.uk

 

Winterland

 

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In the heart of Fulham, Winterland is the Alpine club complete with a cocktail bar, gin bar, restaurant and, of course, igloos. Enjoy a mulled wine or sip a glass of Prosecco with friends. The Forest Igloos seat 6-8 people. Alternatively, snuggle up in one of the cabins, a ski lift bubble or at the Alpine Lodge tables. Make sure you check out what events are on – bottomless brunch or Drag Bingo anyone?

Neverland, Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 2TY. T: 020-3034 0293. www.neverlandlondon.com

Mercer

 

Mercer Roof Terrace sits atop the Vintry & Mercer Hotel in the City. Catch a glimpse of St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard from the rooftop. The igloos accommodate up to eight people, while the cabins are available for smaller groups of four. Faux fur blankets and flickering candles make a lovely addition to the twinkling city lights!

20 Garlick Hill, EC4V 2AU. Nearest station is Mansion House. T: 020-3908 8088. www.vintryandmercer.com

 

Vinegar Yard

Right next to London Bridge Station, Vinegar Yard is an eclectic destination for drinks, food, a flea market and art. In winter, the space is transformed as huge tents and outdoor heating arrive. The terrace is now also home to six heated igloos – cosy up on a sofa and gaze out to one of the best views of London. Decked out with Grey Goose interiors, they are the perfect place for festive celebrations with friends and families.

Vinegar Yard, 72-82 St Thomas St, SE1 3QU. www.vinegaryard.london

 

The Secret Winter Garden at The Crowne Plaza, Kensington

 

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Spread across a one-acre garden in Kensington, you’ll find five space-like domes. Each dome is fully air-conditioned and exclusive to you, so rest assured you and your friends will have complete privacy in your dome. Enjoy an Afternoon Tea served with freshly prepared classical sandwiches, scones with traditional Devonshire clotted cream and jam, as well as a generous selection of desserts. Alternatively, try the tasting menus (£40-£60pp) for Asian-inspired or Middle Eastern flavours. Pre-booking is essential.

100 Cromwell Road, SW7 4ER. T: 020-7373 2222. www.londonsecretgarden.co.uk

 

The Waterway, Maida Vale

 

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With plenty of room for up to six people and a speaker system for your own music, a meal and round of drinks in The Waterway’s igloo is the best way to usher in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy canalside views in the winter wonderland garden, and keep warm while sipping mulled wine and festive cocktails. The igloo is always popular, so make sure to book well in advance to secure your preferred timing.

54 Formosa Street, W9 2JU. T: 020-7266 3557. www.thewaterway.co.uk

 

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