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, 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 10th December 2018

@ London Shuffle Club on Various dates from Thursday 17th January 2019

Get ready Londoners, because London Shuffle Club is transforming Shoreditch into a haven for all things winter and you're going to want a taste. Of course, there's s'mores galore, all to be washed down with a smashing selection of hot toddies in your own private booth.

  Alcotraz - Prison Cocktail Bar

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@ Alcotraz Penitentiary on Various dates from Thursday 17th January 2019

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So you've been arrested, what's next? Prison life might seem grim, but all you have to do is smuggle your favourite liquor past the warden and into the hands of an inmate, and they can mix you up something special. As long as you don't get caught…

@ York and Albany on Various dates from Thursday 17th January 2019

Always a highlight of the winter pop up calendar, York & Albany's festive courtyard will be playing host to a gingerbread cabin this year, complete with Chambord mulled wine and a Gingerbread Latte-tini to warm your insides.

What's more winter-y than curling? From the Winter Olympics to actual ice, the sport is making cold weather even cooler and now you can have a bash at Queens: Skate-Dine-Bowl as they open 11 lanes.

@ The Waterway on Various dates from Thursday 17th January 2019

These pop-ups are perfect for a Christmas party. Chill our with friends and family in style, with cosy blankets, cushions and glistening fairy lights, you'll even be able to play all your favourite festive hits through the speaker system. 

Skylight were one of the most sought after rooftop pop ups of the summer, and they wont let the bitter winter chill take them down. Coming at you with games and themed drinks alongside some of London's only rooftop igloos, this is the perfect winter playground.

Have you been naughty or nice this year? Well, it doesn't matter here, because this swish Holborn spot is inviting each and every one of you for a winter of hot toddies, cosy hideaways and all the festive feels. From date nights to Christmas parties and group bookings, The Montague on the Gardens can do it all.

This gorgeous frozen paradise sits about London's glowing skylight, providing panoramic views for festive frolicking. Enjoy glasses of champagne and creative cocktails with delectable bar snacks as you revel in the Christmas atmosphere. 

After stunning guests with its Thameside beach, Neverland is becoming Winterland this festive season. The pop-up destination has had an Alpine makeover, bringing you ski lodge chic with its fur-lined sofas, gondolas and chairlifts, mulled wine, schnitzel, fondue and many more quirky little extras.