Our Guide To Winter Pop-Ups in London

Out come the thermals as temperatures plummet and those dreary long nights set in. Let’s not get too gloomy though, as the onset of winter brings some of London’s most exciting pop-up experiences out to play. Rocking up all over the capital equipped with seasonal hot cocktails, festive lodges, winter-warming fare and all manner of quirky entertainment; we’ve gathered all of the best winter pop-ups in London in this handy guide.

Last updated on 3rd January 2020

@ Mercato Metropolitano on Friday 24th January 2020 and 3 other dates

For a weird and wonderful evening of impressive sword swallowing, acrobats and contortionists, head over to Elephant and Castle's Mercato Metropolitano. The food hall will be hosting a travelling circus for a brilliant season of fun and jaw-dropping entertainment.

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club Pop Up on Various dates from Friday 31st January 2020

Calling all chocoholics, The Chocolate Cocktail Club is back and better than ever. Creating concoctions to please even the sweetest of teeth, this Farringdon based bar is open until the 21st of December and will even be serving up sugary shots in edible glasses.

@ York and Albany on Various dates from Sunday 19th January 2020

When it comes to winter pops, we like ours slapped in Insta-worthy decor, filled with seasonal treats and topped off with themed cocktails. You know who feels the same? York & Albany. That's why the Camden favourite has gone all out with this cute cabin.

@ Archer Street SW11 on Thursday 23rd January 2020 and 5 other Thursdays

It's time to party like there's snow tomorrow because this Clapham pick is going all out. Transformed into a ski club complete with lower floor bars, weekly alpine nights and themed cocktails, Archer Street has a little something for everyone.


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Get in the festive spirit at the South Place Hotel this year. Offering a fun series of film screenings, from Elf to Love Actually, they'll also be throwing in one of their cheeky winter cocktails so you can kick back and relax with a nice flick and a good sip.

@ People's Park Tavern on Various dates from Sunday 19th January 2020

The People's Tavern are putting on one of the most magical pop-ups of the season with their stunning transformation into a fairytale dreamscape. Complete with stunning interiors and a host of wondland creatures and characters, a visit to this cracking pub is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Mews of Mayfair

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Mews of Mayfair are bringing a sledge-full of Christmas cheer to central London this year as they team up with a Swiss ski resort. LAAX Baby! is based on a ski lodge, complete with roaring fires, English sparkling wine, fondue and winter cocktails. To top it off, visitors will also have the chance to win a luxury ski trip.

Try something special this winter in London as Skylight returns with its winter rooftop instalment, complete with one of the only rooftop ice rinks in the world, a scattering of gorgeous igloo pop-ups, and of course, mulled wine.

  Little Venice Igloo

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@ The Waterway on Various dates from Sunday 19th January 2020

These pretty igloos by The Waterway are perfect for festive partying, with their own speaker system, heaters, blankets and more. All located within an enclosed private garden space, it's an exclusive and chic way to celebrate Christmas. 

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After a taste of Lapland in the City? Broadgate's Winter Forest is back this year and is promising even more festive fun. New opening Everyman Cinema will be screening Christmas classics, while outside there will be snow-covered fir trees, pop-up restaurants, and tonnes of fairy lights.

Eagerly anticipating November 7th? Rightly so as the ever-festive Winterland in Fulham returns. From igloos and winter activities to heart-warming drinks, Alpine vibes and fairy lights aplenty, it's the perfect spot for a catch up in the cold.

Queen of Hoxton

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£10 Multi-Venue Entry Wristband on Fridays for Colours Hoxton, Queen of Hoxton & The Book Club! and 2 other offers

We're always big fans when it comes to news of the new rooftop at Queen of Hoxton, and this winter is set to be no different. They're taking to the wonderful world of Oz this time round, their cool Hoxton spot is dealing in all things Dorothy with green cocktails and fire pits galore.

@ Ham Yard Hotel on Various dates from Friday 24th January 2020

Ham Yard Hotel is joining forces with gin heavyweights Sipsmith for a luxurious Hot Gin Roof experience. Featuring a bespokely crafted menu of hot, cold, low and no alcohol cocktails, along with delicious food pairings, the hotel will also be hosting a weekly masterclass on their private roof terrace, led by Sipsmith master distiller Jared Brown.

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Prepare to be transported to The Hidden Spirit as this quirky cocktail experience brings you immersive performances and the chance to soak up bespoke cocktails. Join Captain Jack Cassidy as his crew embarks on a journey at St Mary Overie Dock.