Best Things To Do This Winter

'Tis the season to be merry? You don't know the half of it. From immersive film screenings to Christmas pop-ups, quirky musicals to decadent supper clubs; places around the capital aren't letting tiers and lockdowns get in the way of them bringing you a jam-packed agenda of socially distanced events. To help you on your respective festive forays, we've put together a list of the very best bars, experiences and things to do this winter in London.

Last updated on 7th December 2021

Keep all fingers and toes warm this winter in the city with a trip to Winterland. A notorious Fulham pop-up complete with igloos, party brunches and must-try hot mulled wine, this cosy festive experience is one you won't want to miss out on.

One of the sexiest experiences in London, Gin-House Burlesque is the slinky show that takes place at The King's Head Member's Club. From a socially distanced vintage-themed matinee to a Christmas special, the theatrical event has something for everyone this winter. 

Looking for a wintry experience in London? For £15, you can head to London Bridge's fun-filled rooftop for a hot dog and cocktail. Take in the beautiful Christmas décor and scenic views of the city, while enjoying your brunch.

One of the best winter activities in London, Plonk is taking over venues across the capital to give you an epic crazy golf experience. Venture to Peckham, Camden, London Fields or Forest Hill to get your putt on at one of their colourful courses.

The Ballie Winter Wonderland awaits in Shoreditch, where they've decked their halls with giant trees, baubles, a snow machine and a letter box to Santa. With brunches, DJs and parties late into the night, his yuletide treat could warm the heart of even the most miserable grinch.

Head to the gorgeous Biscuiteers icing café in Notting Hill or Northcote Road this winter and you'll be able to make your very own tree decorations, après-ski themed biscuits and festive wreaths. The perfect experience for chilly days in the capital, this is sure to make for one unforgettable Christmas treat.

Right in Marylebone, head to the pretty Winter Terrace at Holmes for an incredible evening of your favourite holiday films, a complimentary glass of Perrier Jouet Grand Brut, and delicious popcorn. Get cosy in their seating and enjoy.

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The Luna Cinema is heading to Kensington Palace Pavilion and Battersea Arts Centre this winter to bring you a roster of classic festive flicks. The pop-up will be decorated with Christmas trees and seasonal touches to really get you into the swing of things.

One of London's most sought-after pop-up experiences is back for 2021. This year? Pergola Paddington is bursting with yuletide joy, from its 350 Christmas trees to the steaming hot bowls of fondue. Book yourself into the winter forest, Alpine hall or a private chalet to experience all this and more.

Whether you're looking to expand your wine knowledge, get fit whilst having a laugh or up your cooking game, these online classes and workshops are helping you on your way. The best part? You can do it all at a wallet-friendly price and from the comfort of your own home.

It may be tempting to hide under your duvet until the return of some sunlight, but we doubt you'd feel better for it. Instead, we're shaking up your socially distanced jaunts with our pick of the most beautiful winter walks around London. Hat and puffer jacket at the ready.

With pop-ups at The Langham Hotel and Finsbury Park, The Curling Club's events are gonna be the highlight of your winter calendar. Not only will there be alpine themes, wintery cocktails, tasty food and live entertainment, but also a special bottomless brunch event on the 4th of December.

Trade in your sparkles and ties for orange jumpsuits and handcuffs at Alcotraz, a prison-themed cocktail bar in Shoreditch. The immersive London winter events will see you sneaking past a wicked Warden, avoiding shady inmates and sipping on bespoke tipples - either online or in real life.