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 20th October 2017

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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.

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Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Theatre/Arts
Background Music
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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.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs, Date Night
Waterloo
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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.

Karaoke, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Clubbing
Hip Hop/RnB
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The Candlelight Club

18 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

245 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

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'.

Clubbing, Cabaret/Burlesque, Festival, Something A Little Different
Party Mash Up
Waterloo
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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.

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Pop-Up, Something A Little Different, Sport, Fun Time Partying, Daytime, Food & Drink, Stag Do, Hen Party, Activity
Brick Lane
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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

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.

Something A Little Different, Daytime
Soho
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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.

Walks & Tours, Food & Drink, Classes, Drinks Tasting
Hackney
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4 events @ 2 venues with 82 upcoming dates from 24 Oct 2017 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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IceBar London

19 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

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.

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Something A Little Different, Live Music, Food & Drink
Live Music
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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.

Live Music, Clubbing, Karaoke, Something A Little Different
Party Mash Up
Angel
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South Pole Saloon

2 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
3 events @ Archspace with 3 upcoming dates starting on 10 Nov 2017

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.

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5 events @ The London Cabaret Club with 82 upcoming dates from 27 Oct 2017 until 23 Jun 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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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.

Cabaret/Burlesque, Comedy, Food & Drink, Something A Little Different
Funk & Soul
Canary Wharf
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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.

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Cabaret/Burlesque, Fun Time Partying, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Date Night, Live Music, Pop-Up, Theatre/Arts
Burlesque/Piano
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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. 

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Themed Nights, Something A Little Different, Supper Clubs, Food & Drink
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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.

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Supper Clubs, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
Background Music
Walthamstow
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London's Best Roast Dinners

20 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.

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East London

Listen to the hypnotic grooves and soaring melodies of the London Afrobeat Collective, before the Beekays take over to send you off into the night.

Live Music
Rhythm and Blues
Shoreditch
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