Cold weather? It's snow problem with London’s extensive collection of glorious campfires. Dotted across the city, these beauties not only bring warmth on the chilliest of evenings, but provide a place to chomp on street food, roast marshmallows and catch up with mates. To help you find the best fire pit spots in London, we’ve rounded up a few of our fave cosy places… the snuggle is real.
Top DJs And Toasty Fires: Brixton Courtyard
Like the sound of socially-distanced socials in South London? Join Brixton Courtyard as they host a series of unmissable live shows this festive season, with the likes of Hot Chip, Craig Charles, Or:la, Ross from Friends and Matthew Herbert all taking to the decks. If all that grooving makes you hungry, curl up by the fire with a warming bowl of Caribbean goodies from kitchen residents Only Jerkin’.
Circus Tents And Hot Ciders: The Circus Bar
If you happen to find yourself in South Bank, head on over to The Circus Bar, where big top tents, projections and some of the best indoor fire pits in London create a kooky Christmas retreat that’s sure to dazzle. Rounding it off is the hidden cinema playing classic festive flicks which can be enjoyed after stuffing your chops with juicy burgers and mulled wine.
S’mores Kits And Shufflin’: London Shuffle Club
Evenings around the fire pit are made even more fun with a little competition, so take your mates to Shoreditch for a quirky winter activity that'll have you snugglin’ and shufflin’ on a cosy covered terrace space. To make life easier for you? The London Shuffle Club have their s’mores kits ready for you, so the only thing you need to worry about is nailing that optimal gooeyness... drool.
Alpine Activities And Stonebaked Pizza: Winterland
Dreaming of escaping to an Alpine retreat? Winterland is the pop-up for you. Tucked away by Wandsworth Bridge, the space is made up of snow-capped pine trees, private lodges and igloos, roaring campfires, and plenty of places to bundle up in blankets. Throw in some quirky games, fresh pizza and warm cocktails and you’re set for a memorable festive experience.
Rooftop Gardens And Cocktails: Midnight Apothecary
Warm up by the fire at Midnight Apothecary this festive season. This cute retreat will have guests snuggling around the fire on their rooftop garden with marshmallows, winter cocktails and plenty more to keep you entertained. With its wide array of food and drink options, charming decor and relaxed feel, it's easily one of London's best campfire spots.
City Views And Rooftop Toasting: The Queen Of Hoxton
The Queen Of Hoxton’s rooftop is legendary in London, with its ever-changing theme, buzzy atmosphere and regular roster of festive events to keep you on your toes. Spend a night here this winter and you’re guaranteed a good time sipping themed cocktails around their cosy outdoor fire spots with some seriously impressive views over the city.
Style, Substance And Snuggles: Boundary
If you’re hoping to add a dash of modern decor to your Instagram feed, head to Boundary’s chic winter rooftop. Taking inspo from the Alpines, its large outdoor fireplace heats a decking made up of twinkling fairy lights, comfy sofas and frosted willow twigs, creating an undeniably cute place to sip rosé cider cocktails under the stars.
Pub Grub And Pretty Patios: The Half Moon
Tucked away in Herne Hill, The Half Moon is home to one of the best fire pits in London. The cosy, traditional haunt not only boasts a cosy place to snuggle up by the fire this winter, but its patio space really is a beaut. Tuck into plates of classic pub grub with freshly-poured pints at this charming South London retreat, there's even rooms upstairs if you want to stay the night.
Romantic Pergolas And Private Hits: Hope & Anchor
Nestled between Brixton and Clapham on Acre Lane, Hope & Anchor is home to one of South London's campfire in its beer garden. Tuck into a menu of juicy burgers and Insta-worthy cocktails in their outdoor area, with 13 huts for private hire, decked terrace area and the pièce de résistance, a fire pit for snuggling around when temperatures start to drop.
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