Cold weather? It's snow problem with the capital's extensive collection of glorious campfires. Dotted across the city, these beauties not only bring warmth on the chilliest of evenings, but they also provide a place to chomp on street food, roast marshmallows and catch up with mates. To help you find the best fire pits and campfires in London, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite hangouts.
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 gorgeous venue is made up of snow-capped pine trees, private lodges, igloos, roaring campfires and plenty of places to bundle up in blankets. Throw in some quirky games, fresh pizzas, plus a round of warming drinks, and you’re set for a memorable, festive experience.
Sexy Sips And Shufflin’: London Shuffle Club
Evenings around the fire pit are made even more fun with a little competition, so take your mates to London Shuffle Club in Shoreditch. Not only can you show off your skills in a couple rounds of shuffleboard, but also enjoy nestling in the cosy heated terrace where roaring flames await. Just make sure to check out the freshly prepared pizzas, classic cocktails and festive tipples too.
Romantic Pergolas And Private Huts: Hope & Anchor
Nestled between Brixton and Clapham, Hope & Anchor is home to one of the best campfires in London. Fill your boots with juicy burgers and Insta-worthy cocktails in the bustling beer garden, which comes complete with private hire huts, a decked-out terrace area and the pièce de résistance: a fire pit for snuggling around when temperatures start to drop.
Hidden Roof Garden And Fire Pits: Midnight Apothecary
If you want your London fire pit bar to come with a side-order of a hidden rooftop location, then Midnight Apothecary is calling your name. This stunning hideaway is found atop the Brunel Museum, serving seasonal cocktails alongside s'mores kits for you to toast over the open flames. Plus, you can experience a historic tour of the Thames Tunnel too.
Moreish Raclette And Cosy Cabanas: Fire & Fromage
If you're a sucker for mountain vibes, cosy cabanas and oozy cheese, you'll certainly want to check out Fire & Fromage. This festive Southbank pop-up is flaunting built-in fire pits for those true winter moments, alongside plenty of tasty plates. The best thing? It's offering up an hour of free-flowing raclette and sides, alongside an option to add bottomless bubbles.
Wondrous Views And Toasting: Queen Of Hoxton
Queen Of Hoxton’s rooftop is legendary for its ever-changing themed pop-ups. And this winter? It's bringing serious après ski vibes to the city. Flaunting fun chalet decor, including cowhide, gingham, fairy lights and roaring fire pits, this sky-high spot is transporting you to the Alps. Cuddle up with hot drinks, themed cocktails and grub - from oozing poutine through to chicken schnitzel burgers.
Fondue, Fires And Fairy Lights: 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 Alps, its large outdoor space is made up of twinkling fairy lights, frosted willow twigs and an atmospheric fire pit, creating an undeniably cute place to eat gooey fondue and sip rosé cider cocktails under the stars.
Mulled Wine And Stunning Sharing Boards: Trinity Arms
Trinity Arms is one of the best pubs with firepits in London and is perfect for foodies looking to fill their boots with scrumptious eats, such as stunning roasts and sharing plates. You can also enjoy mulled wine receptions and delicious cocktails - so cuddle up in the covered beer garden and celebrate the season over an open fire with a few Christmas drinks in tow.
Pop over to The Standard hotel to check out its serene garden terrace, Isla. Showcasing weather-proofed awnings, glittering fairy lights and fluffy blankets, as well as a centrepiece hearth that's ablaze all night long to keep you warmed through, it's one of the best restaurants with a fire pit in London. Snap up a spot to chow down on upmarket fare paired with delish cocktails.