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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alcoholic chocolate fondue, cheese fondue, raclette and a Jager station, Hilton London Metropole's rooftop has got it all. The skyline spot has had an Alpine makeover this Christmas as they hire out Apres 23 for private parties.
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.
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 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.
When it comes to winter pop-ups in London, The Montague on the Gardens never disappoints. This year, the central London hotspot has gone all out with a luxurious Lanson Champagne experience that promises mouthwatering food and fizz in their stunning ski-style lodge.
Celebrate the festive season at Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland inside a festive teepee, surrounded by a rustic decor and cosy fire pits. With a selection of delicious bistro-inspired food from the brilliant chef Ani Arora, you'll find yourself coming back time and time again.
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.
Spend your evening at an urban campfire cooking up marshmallows and sipping on mulled wine. But the fun doesn't stop there - you'll then head into a stunning Hackney chapel to watch six of the best short adventure films that'll have your heart racing and jaw dropping.
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.
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.
Inspired by Alpine lodges with its cosy furnishings, Bar Under the Bridge is a quintessential Christmas pop-up on the South Bank. As well as offering plenty of festive food and drink, there's sure to heaps of activities to get you into the yuletide spirit.
Take a moment from the cold head to Festival Terrace Southbank Centre where The Circus Bar offers a quirky, cosy retreat. Snuggle up by the fire and sip on hot toddies with saucy burgers before catching a classic Christmas flick at the secret cinema.
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.
Craving a white Christmas? While the weather is temperamental, The County Arms is giving you a winter wonderland made up of pine trees, faux snow and festive dining. Swing by and you can enjoy your very own royal banquet, complete with divine British dishes and flowing drinks.
Kick off your festive frolicking with a trip to the ever-so enchanting Natural History Museum Ice Rink , where you can skate round against an iconic backdrop of one of Lon's most beautiful buildings. To finish? Explore the perfectly-positioned alpine themed Café Bar for a hot chocolate.
Cute as hell, Miracle Pop-Up is the kitsch American phenomenon that's coming to Covent Garden. Transforming Henrietta Hotel into a '70s festive postcard scene, the pop-up will be channelling homely vibes with massive fireplaces, retro cocktails and comfort food bites.