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 sing Christmas songs. To help you find the perfect campfire in London, we’ve rounded up a few of our fave magical places… the snuggle is real.
Adventure Films And Campfires: The Round Chapel
An East London treasure, The Round Chapel is playing host to a unique pop-up experience this winter, showcasing six short adventure films within the chapel and setting up a campfire outside with free marshmallows. Still not enough to draw you in? Check out the bar that’s brimming with mulled wine, beer and hot food to keep you warm and well-fed.
Circus Tents And Hot Ciders: The Circus Bar
Found yourself in South Bank? Head on over to The Circus Bar, where big top tents, projections and campfires create a kooky Christmas retreat that’s sure to dazzle. Rounding it off is the hidden cinema playing classic Christmas flicks which can be enjoyed after stuffing your chops with juicy burgers and mulled wine.
Singalongs And Marshmallows: Midnight Apothecary
Warm up your vocal chords (and the cockles of your heart) at Midnight Apothecary this festive season. This cute musical celebration will have guests snuggling around the fire on their rooftop garden while singing the classics, ranging from Elvis to The Pogues, with marshmallows, hot rum toddies and a Christmas grotto.
S’mores Kits And Shufflin’: London Shuffle Club
Evenings are more fun with a little competition, so take your mates to Spitalfields for a quirky winter activity that'll have you snugglin’ and shufflin’ all in one go. To make life easier for you, The London Shuffle Club even have 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, roaring fire pits, 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 experience.
Emerald Rooftops And Fire Pits: The Queen Of Hoxton
The Queen Of Hoxton’s rooftop is legendary in London, with its ever-changing themes, buzzy atmosphere and cosy fire pits when the colder weather kicks in. Spend a night here this winter and you’re guaranteed a good time sipping themed cocktails over the fire against an Emerald City-inspired backdrop.
The Global Fare Of Winter Wonderland: Cedar & Spruce
Braving the mania of Hyde Park in December? Good luck you brave, brave soul. To help unwind a little, and escape the hubbub, Ani Arora has created the charming Cedar & Spruce Bar + Kitchen. Made up of wooden long tables, fur blankets and a giant central fireplace, it’s a cosy place to recharge and fill any rumbling tummies.
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 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.