Best Things To Do This Winter

'Tis the season to be merry? You don't know the half of it. From pop-up palaces to Christmas markets, foodie havens to VIP events; it's no surprise that a Londoner's diary is positively bustling come the winter season. So to help you on your respective party quests, we've put together a list of must-visit bars, events and pop-ups that are unmissable over the chilly period. Without fair ado, here are our top things to do this Winter.

Last updated on 16th January 2018

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4 events @ The Grand with 15 upcoming dates from 23 Feb 2018 until 11 Jan 2019

It wouldn't be Christmas without a cracking movie and a roaring party; The Grand are doing both in one night with their film screenings followed by mad themed bashes.

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The Candlelight Club

19 user reviews

Secret, sexy and entirely lit by candles? The Candlelight Club is an infamously elusive pop-up promising experience dining, prohibition vibes and dancing till late. Don your finest clobber for this winter date, you'll be needing it as you shake your 30s tail feather on the dance floor. Just be careful not to swish that tail feather too close to any naked flames.

Happily Affordable ££
Central London

The Moroccan Medina

25 user reviews

A rooftop den atop the party hearty Queen of Hoxton, join these East London favourites for something a little more warming this winter as they open their Moroccan Medina for more parties, activities, cocktails, feasting options and more.

Happily Affordable ££
Shoreditch

5 Best Ice Rinks in London

307 user reviews
The Exhibit
Brunch & Bubbles and 2 other offers available.

Whether you're clinging on to the sides or skidding about in a skater's dream, if there's one thing to do in London this winter, it's try the ice rinks. From the Natural History Museum down to Winter Wonderland, prepare for a little fun and flitting about on the ice.

Happily Affordable ££
Balham

South Pole Saloon

12 user reviews

Housed on a Brixton rooftop, the South Pole saloon is back open for business. If you do anything this winter, come a warm up in the ultimate chill out space. 

Happily Affordable ££
Brixton

Descend into the London Dungeon this winter and you’ll enter the dark history of London, complete with drinks from an olde tavern, eight live shows from horrifying actors and a go on the terrifying drop ride.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Something A Little Different, Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Theatre/Arts
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1 events @ Mac & Wild Fitzrovia with 1 upcoming dates starting on 17 Mar 2018

Mac & Wild are putting on a series of delicious masterclasses this January; the renowned Scottish spot will be letting you in on their secrets with masterclasses on whisky, chocolate and haggis.

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With a tour of the brewery, plenty of CRATE samples and delicious cheese and charcuterie to fill you up, this is one of the best ways to keep warm in winter.

12:00 - 21:00
Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Classes, Drinks Tasting
Hackney
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2 events @ 2 venues with 30 upcoming dates from 22 Feb 2018 until 24 Mar 2018

See out the last month of winter in style at this fun and fabulous pop up. Enjoy hot cocktails, curling and so much more at one of London's best winter events.

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London's Best Roast Dinners

31 user reviews
Simmons Clerkenwell
Bottomless Afternoon Tea

Winter has struck London and you're seemingly hungrier than ever? Then there's only the one thing for it, and that's the humble roast dinner. From casual pubs down to high-end British eateries, check out some of the very best in the city as the chill snaps.

Drinkonomical £
East London

Part of the highly successful VAULT festival line-up, this amazing burlesque performance is one of the best things to do this winter. Gorgeous and completely immersive, you'll be blown away by the glamour, skill and drama of this show.

21:30 - 23:00
Theatre/Arts, Something A Little Different, Festival, Pop-Up
Live Music
Waterloo
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This gorgeous and festive French market is the perfect idea for a day out in London this winter. Offering fun market stalls, delicious food and drink and live jazz band, it fuses the traditional French market with a fun Après Ski twist.

11:00 - 23:00
Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Live Music, Date Night
Live Music
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4 events @ 2 venues with 40 upcoming dates from 20 Feb 2018 until 28 Apr 2018

Events on the river aren't for the winter, right? WRONG. The Boat Show Comedy Club have released a string of winter dates, promising a toasty and unique spot to catch some of the best comedy in London. Think big laughs, an intimate setting and brilliant Thameside views.

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Mac & Wild Devonshire Square

273 user reviews

Hide away from the cold at Mac and Wild’s festive Hunting Lodges, complete with festive pine, candles, twinkling lights and fur blankets, all while you dine on delicious Scottish food and drink Scottish gin from The Botanist.

Liverpool Street
14 events @ 3 venues with 14 upcoming dates from 24 Feb 2018 until 26 May 2018

The Reggae Brunch is bringing the biggest in Caribbean food, bottomless booze, fun-time partying and music beats.

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Put on your thinking cap and be ready to save the world at this brilliant immersive event in Spitalfields. Dead Drop is an exciting mix of immersive theatre, murder mystery and puzzle solving that focuses on the glamorous swinging 60s.

18:30 - 22:30
Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts, Themed Nights, Fun Time Partying
Retro
Shoreditch
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Dalloway Terrace

0 user reviews

Adding a little luxury charm to any and all nights out in London, head on down to the Dalloway Terrace as you not only enjoy the scattering of botanicals and pretty fixtures, there's drinks and small plates to boot.

Happily Affordable ££
Fitzrovia
5 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 89 upcoming dates starting on 23 Feb 2018

Head to the London Cabaret Club for a night of amazing entertainment as they combine exquisite dining with innovative live cabaret to create a truly memorable celebration of British culture.

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IceBar London

20 user reviews

There might be plenty of chills outside this winter, but there's one bar in London taking this idea to new heights. Join IceBar as you knock back cocktails in sub-zero temperatures alongside ice carvings and photos opportunities aplenty. 

Happily Affordable ££
West End

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