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 19th October 2020

@ The Castle Tooting on Various dates from Thursday 22nd October 2020

One of the best reasons to get out and about this winter, head to Tooting where The Big London Bake Off is putting your cake-making skills to the test their festive fiesta of all things delicious. From ginger bread houses through to mince pies, this event is all sorts of delicious.

From heated pergolas and pop-up winter rooftops to some of the best veiws of the city come Christmas time, check out our unrelenting guide to some of the most gorgeous winter rooftops to be found in London. 

  The Murdér Express

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@ Pedley Street Station on Various dates from Thursday 22nd October 2020

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.  When a horrific crime is discovered however, you'll be forced to look at your fellow passengers in a new light, working together to try and uncover the truth.


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One of the sexiest spots in London, Gin-House Burlesque is the slinky event that takes place at The King's Head Member's Club. From a winter ball to Christmas specials, there's something for everyone this winter. Think live performances in one of the city's best member's clubs.

Trade in your sparkly dresses and bow-ties for orange jumpsuits and handcuffs at this prison-themed immersive cocktail bar. Over the evening you'll be tasked with smuggling contraband liquor in past the wicked Warden...the reward? Delicious and bespoke festive tipples.

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Looking for fun things to do in London this winter? Proud Embankment is always a good choice, with a slick lineup of cabaret superstars, burlesque favourite, live jazz maestros and seasonal specials from New Year's Eve to Halloween. 

Temperatures may be plummeting but the only way is up this winter as Skylight are playing host to an incredible array of incredible events that are sure to amaze. From rooftop ice skating to warm cocktail sipping against a stunning backdrop, there's heaps to explore. 

Escape to a magical Alpine paradise this winter, complete with hot mulled wine around the fire pit, prosecco in the hot tub and a heated pergola for cute date nights. That's not all though as Neverland's Winterland will have a wide array of games to have a crack at while you're there. 

@ Pergola Paddington on Various dates from Thursday 12th November 2020

While your Val Thorens getaway may be cancelled, all is not lost this winter. Instead, don your winter knits and head on down to Pergola Paddington which has undergone a huge 'Miracle on Kingdom Street' makeover. Book a private Moet and Chandon chalet or dance the night away in the huge Bavarian beer hall.

@ Moonshine Saloon on Various dates from Thursday 22nd October 2020

For an immersive world-class cocktail experience and an evening of American Frontier-themed fun, head over to the Moonshine Saloon. Over the evening you'll be tasked with smuggling in contraband alcohol past the local Sheriff and fellow outlaws whilst trying your hand at various card and dice games and sipping on festive libations.

One of the best things to do in London this winter, Plonk is taking over venues across the capital to bring you an epic crazy golf experiences. Head to Peckham, Camden, London Fields or Forest hill to get your putt on at one of their colourful courses.

Pop Up Screens

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Head over to Bussey Building this season as Pop Up Screens return with their seasonal film screening series. Bringing you festive favourites including Home Alone, Elf and Love Actually, they'll also be decking out the space like a magical winter wonderland.

Things are hotting up in South London this winter, as The Prince of Wales is inviting you and your bubble to a series of unmissable events on their heated rooftop. From R&B brunches to Carnival specials, world-class DJ sets to live jazz nights, this Brixton social hub has it all.