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 November 2017
Cookhouse Christmas is perfect for date night, a Christmas party or even catch-up with mates as a series of renowned chefs create delicious meals for 10 people a time.
Still looking for festive activities to do in London this winter? This kitschy Christmas supper club celebrates all things naff. With five course meal and the promise that you will taste the best egg nog you've ever had, it's well worth checking out.
Get into the Christmas spirit at this raucous piece of immersive theatre. The Cockney'tivity is taking place in a proper East End boozer, feeding you with festive food and telling the famous story in a complete new way, laughs guaranteed.
Hide away at Jimmy’s this winter, as not only do they have Instagram-ready, adorable snow globes for alfresco eating, but also a riverside alpine bar too. Upstairs in the lodge – which is reservation only – they’ll serve a variety of winter treats, including tasty fondue.
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.
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.
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.
Get stuck into some retro partying this Boxing Day with 90s karaoke, free fried chicken and candy floss, dancing competitions, retro gaming and DJs playing the best 90s tunes till late.
Shuffleboarding is back and it's bringing a whole heap of fun with it. Head to the Shuffle Board Club for a brilliant games night out with friends.
Tuck yourself in from the cold at this afternoon tea, where the elegance of tea is combined with the sheer deliciousness of Japanese Omakase dining, and you’ll be treated to three tiers of great food alongside Champagne, sparkling sake or jasmine needle tea.
Travel all the way up to Oblix for this festive season and you’ll be greeted with a wonderful treehouse playground complete with greenery, fairy lights, gin cocktails and canapes, as DJ ReviveHer brings music till the early hours.
LOVERS OF SASS, UNITE. Strictly Come Drag Queen are bringing a brand spanking new panto to Breakfast Club Canary Wharf this Christmas. Expect an entire hour of bottomless booze, a two course feast and all the jingling bells you can handle.
Christmas is right round the corner, so join the Santa Scavanger Hunt, where you’ll track down items, answer questions, take videos and photos so that you’ll become the ultimate Santa.
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.
The Underground Supperclub is putting its spin on Christmas with this special festive evening. Taking place on the reclaimed tube carriage, there will be five delicious course to tuck into.
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.
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.
If you're looking for things to do this winter then look no further than Acton. Aeronaut is back with a vengeance and it's all kicking off the first weekend in December so get down for some circus, cabaret and an awesome atmosphere.
If you're looking for a fun winter event in London, look no further than this twee Christmas pop up. With festive food, drinks and activities (did someone say cookie decorating?) it's a perfect pop up for the colder months.
Chivas Regal are letting you in on their secrets; the renowned whisky brand are hosting a pop-up that will teach you how to blend your own bottle of whisky.
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.
Smith and Sinclair are taking over Hoxton arches for another of their amazing events. This evening will be a feast for the senses, from the scientific cocktail through to the immersive art pieces.
A Curious Invitation return this winter in London for another corker of a night. A night for the adventurous and the dastardly, join them at The Vaults for a Winter Masked Ball where they're promising you will 'dance, drink, feast and make merry'.
This winter, Clapham plays host London's first Raclette bar. Brought to you be Le Rac Shack, the Alpine setting of The Treehouse, matched with all the melted cheese, makes it one of the delicious things to do in London this winter.
This cute pop up in Hackney is one of the best things to do this winter. What better way to spend the colder months than snuggled up in front of your favourite Christmas film?
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.
Rowdy, raucous and full of fun, American Bingo Club is a brilliant night at Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. For Christmas, they will be pulling out the stops with massive prizes, dinner, wine and after-party.
The Flanagan Collective return with this seasonal treat for the fifth year running. With Christmas feast courtesy of Natalie Coleman, its one of the best London winter events.
Gin House Burlesque know a thing or two about keeping you hot under the collar this winter in London. Join them for another one of their steamy nights as they promise a saucy evening of some of the very best burlesque in the business.
The Social Pantry have teamed up with Grace & Thorn to deliver a Bauble Terrarium Workshop before a delicious three course meal of fresh, seasonal and delicious food. Bring a bottle of wine and have fun!
Taking place in the iconic Asylum Chapel in Peckham, this night from LondonSwedes will include a live choir, traditional Lucia celebrations and delicious Swedish snacks and mulled wine.
The Reggae Brunch is bringing the biggest in Caribbean food, bottomless booze, fun-time partying and music beats.
Spend your winter tasting your way through New Zealand’s tasty wines, with 450 different varieties from different regions from around the country, all complimented by Antipodean canapes too.
Set to be one of the most talked about pop up events in London this Winter, Winterland is bringing it's A game with fur-lined lodges, igloos, curling, fondue and an enchanted forest, promising only the finest in festive antics.
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.
This winter head to one of the most unique cinema events around, where classic films with legendary soundtracks are screened, before the night descends into one big party with big tunes, nostalgic vibes and great films.
It's time to get your best singing voice out as the season of Christmas is upon us. Head to the O2 for a night of Mariah Carey, The Pogues and more, all played by a live band.
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.
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.
The Windmill is transforming its roof terrace into a warm winter picnic spot, serving up exclusive Sipsmith cocktails and hampers including a whole host of tasty winter goodies.