Gorgeous Winter Rooftops in London
If you thought rooftop bars were all well and good providing it's the summer, then think again! London is blessed with a network of winter rooftop bar specialists that are well equipped to throw their doors open to you come rain, wind or shine. We've put together a list of the city's best bars with a winter rooftop for you to grab a group of mates and head along to try out for yourself.
Set in the city, Vintry & Mercer is the uber cool hotel boasting both a basement and slick rooftop spot. And along with lazy sunny days, the rooftop is perfect for winter with a nifty choice of igloos that can be hired for up to seven people.
For curious cocktails, delicious delicacies and stunning views of the city, Radio Rooftop's #ApresWithAView experience offers one of the best winter rooftops in London. Book out one of their cute and quirky cable car areas for a private night with your best mates, or even an intimate date night to celebrate special occasions.
One of this summer's hottest openings is keeping things toasty for a winter rooftop season. Lost in Brixton is putting the roof back on, installing heaters and knocking up 'winter warmers', ensuring that you have somewhere equally snug and cool to spend the darker months.
The Queen of Hoxton is notorious for its beloved rooftop, and they're going all the more sultry now that winter has finally hit London. Taking you to the wonderful world of Oz this season, QOH are taking you to the Emerald City with a sky-high take on all things Dorothy in 2019.
Cuddle under blankets and settle in to a skyline to remember this season in the city as The Rooftop St James teams up with Veuve Clicquot to bring London an elegant taste of winter, complete with themed cocktails and seasonal plates.
Fancy rooftop Coq d'Argent has got all the Alpine snug this winter with cute AF mini chalets filled with faux fur blankets and fairy lights. This Christmas, the team have joined forces with Hennessy for warm whisky cocktails alongside whole baked Vacherin cheese and sausages in red wine sauce.
This year Savage Garden are bringing the Alps to the City with Savage Schloss. The rooftop space is channelling the spirit of apres-ski with their Alpine pop-up; think boozy hot chocolate and comfort food during the day, while at night, the Val Thorens party spirit will kick off with steins of beer and oompah band anthems.
Skylight spoiled you this summer with petanque and spritzes, but it's their winter offering that promises a cool and cosy experience this year too. With igloos in abundance, fondue on the go and a skyline to envy, you're sure to have a chilled (get it) one here.
Big Chill know a thing or two about laid back liquid moments, and this winter is no different. Joined this season by Camden Town Brewery, their new Rooftop Brew Stop is a must try for pints to the backdrop of a festive, emerald glow.
Head over to Bar Elba for a unique Christmas experience that'll definitely have you feeling all warm inside. Everyone's favourite rooftop bar has now got a thoroughly festive winter addition in the form of its own skyline ice rink. Yep, you heard us right. You can now skate across the London skyline whilst sipping on mulled wine.
Taking over the roof of the Assembly Hotel, this jaw-dropping rooftop bar brings botanical beauty to the city's most central space. Overlooking Leicester Square and the National Portrait Gallery, you can see London heart in all its glory from this pretty rooftop bar.
Ever gorgeous Madison is partnering with Belvedere Vodka to create an enchanting wooden forest pop-up. Nestle up in fairylight-lit booths and sip on a selection of warm cocktails, including the Guilty Pleasure; a mix of whisky, coffee, coconut liquor, Frangelico, and double cream.
Aviary know a thing or two about dazzling rooftop drinks, but it's winter where they come alive. From premium, bookable igloos atop their City spot to interiors that glitter with a love of things festive, it's an elegant way to experience the season.