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 29th December 2016
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, this temporary pop-up promises a Nordic inspired woodland of belly-warming drinks, unique events and a plentiful amount of fairy lights. Sticking around for the duration of winter, head here for Nordic treats, banging cocktails and loads of woodland love.
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.
London may be a harsh destination in the winter, but there's one pop-up bar this winter that's looking to warm those bones just right. Brought to you by the darling Little Nan's, join a kitsch wonderland of teapot cocktails, tropical interiors and Nan's finest crockery in a truly heart warming enviroment.
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.
Winter blues be gone at BallieBallerson, the Dalston ball pit bar which is creating our childhoods but with way more alcohol and delicious food. DJs will be spinning a mix funk, soul and pop as the bar team whips up cocktails using inspiration such as Whams and Dip Dabs.
The Great Gatsby is getting a fresh new spin as it is brought to life through immersive theatre. Step into your best 1920s outfit and enter the glamorous world of Gatsby as he chases Daisy. The cast will enact the story around you; dance with Jordan Baker, play cards with Tom Buchanan and party the night with Jay. On the weekends the party will continue late into the night with a live band.
Kick off your weekend with Bar Rumba's Comedy Carnival set up that puts on one of London's best stand-up shows hosting the cream of the comedy crop. There's different packages available making this event perfect for birthdays, private occasions and even your office get together. You'll see a spread of international talent on this stage.
What better way to get that cosy winter feeling than with an Alpine Lodge? TV chef Jimmy Garcia is bringing back The Lodge to Clapham for a winter of cheese fondue, Swiss wines and bottomless bubbles. There will be quizzes with the chance to win a trip to Verbier and 2-4-1 Bloody Marys, winter just got a whole lot brighter.
Adding a little luxury charm to any and all festive drinks this winter in London, head on down to the Dalloway Terrace as you not only enjoy the scattering of snow, the warm blankets and the Christmas trees, there's drinks and small plates to boot.