One of the best events in the capital this winter, The Big London Bake is putting your cake-making skills to the test with a festive version of their popular year-round competition - think gingerbread houses and mince pies galore.
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.
The ultimate immersive dining experience, The Murdér Express promises a night of non-stop entertainment along with a luxury four-course feast and delicious cocktails. Enjoy food from a MasterChef finalist along with tableside performances from a range of theatrical characters.
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.
From spiced chai flavours to salted caramel and a Christmas cosmo, this festive event packed full of unlimited espresso martinis is the perfect addition to your winter calendar. Better yet? There's a separate bottomless menu of New York specials for anyone avoiding caffeine.
Throughout November and December, Pinbowlz is inviting you to try your hand at their games. The Hackney activity bar has put a quirky spin on Pinball, offering you a life-sized version of it. Make your way over for a couple of rounds, plus space-themed drinks and fun tunes.
Searching for something fun this winter? We've got you covered with this food-filled pop-up, Cockburn's Port Pie at Iron Bloom. You'll be able to enjoy a 3-course pie filled tasting menu, while tipping back signature sips from the shop.
Temperatures may be plummeting but the only way is up at these winter rooftops across London. From heated pergolas to pop-up installations, you're sure to find some of the best views in the city with our guide to the best sky-high spots.
The king of rom-coms and Britain's most loved films, Richard Curtis might be a pro at getting us all weepy at Christmas, but he's also London's number one fan. We've rounded up five places to relive those classic movie scenes, including that Bridget Jones fight.
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.
Ever wanted to know what it was like to escape a Martian invasion? Now's your chance. The War of the Worlds immersive experience sees you crawling and weaving your way through 24 fascinating scenes, with live actors, VR and 5D effects making you part of the story.
Cocktails by Candlelight is a unique masterclass in wax pouring and cocktail shaking set within a pretty Seven Dials venue. Head here for a festive afternoon or quirky date, complete with hot cups of mulled wine and yuletide tunes.
Looking for something to do this winter? Head on over to Shoreditch's Rolling Stock, and enjoy their cosy, weather-proof outdoor space or head inside and tuck into their well-loved winter cocktails, pitchers and delicious burgers.
Cute AF and perfect for pimping up a date night, private pods around the city have become an annual sensation. And while you might not enjoy views of the Northern Lights, you will be able to cop an eyeful of the dramatic skyline with our list of winter igloos in London.
Warm your cockles on your favourite pints at Camden Town Brewery this winter. Head on down to the super shiny spot to uncover the history of these beers and learn how they're made. You'll even get to sip your way through plenty of tastings too.
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.
After a sensational sold-out pop-up in Covent Garden, The Chocolate Cocktail Club has now got a permanent home in Farringdon. Head over for delicious creations, including their famous chocotini number, as well as tasty sweet treats.
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.
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.
The Christmas Steam Express is one of the best things you can do this winter, as it offers you amazing views of the city's landmarks from an atmospheric vintage steam train carriage. Thought that was it? Oh no, they're even offering sublime slap-up dinners to top off the event.
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.
Why not get festive with a fabulous drag brunch over at the Bloomsbury Big Top? The iconic venue's staged will be graced by some of the best queens around, which you'll get to watch as you tuck into sharing platters washed down with bottomless fizz.
For an immersive world-class cocktail experience and an evening of American Frontier-style fun, head to the Moonshine Saloon. Over the evening you'll be tasked with smuggling in contraband alcohol whilst trying your hand at various card and dice games and sipping on themed libations.
Sky Garden has become a magical winter bar, decked out with fir tree foliage, twinkling lights and so much more. It's the perfect backdrop to enjoy Christmas cocktails, live music and a bit of dancing.
From the 13th of November, West London's The Waterway will be opening up their cosy igloos. In your private pod, you'll get to stay nice and toasty as you eat and drink, while still admiring the beaut views of Little Venice from within.
Grab any tasty main from Barge East Gardens and you can upgrade to a bottomless brunch package for only £20 per person this winter. Head to the Hackney spot to hunker down on their cosy terrace or in your very own heated lodge, all while sipping on free-flowing beer, bubbles or mulled wine.
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.
In partnership with Grey Goose, Vinegar Yard in London Bridge now boasts six gorgeous igloos. The cosy domes have been decorated for utmost cosiness, featuring snuggly blankets and twinkling lights; it's the ideal spot to indulge in one of the venue's exclusive new Christmas dishes or themed cocktails.
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.
If you're looking for the best things to do this winter in London, stop by Jimmy's Snow Globes and The Refuge for an evening of unforgettable dining. Choose between a charming ski chalet and a Thameside igloo, both of which are serving lip-smacking fondue, desserts and winter drinks.
Head down to Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden on Saturdays in winter and you'll find yourself in a Nordic winter wonderland. Expect an authentic wooden cabin, snow-topped pine trees, fire pits, themed street food, bottomless cocktails and live entertainment galore.
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.