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 18th November 2019

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.

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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.

  Gingerline's Grand Expedition

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@ Secret Location on Friday 29th November 2019 and 4 other dates

Gingerline's famous Grand Expedition will be taking diners on a unique journey through the clouds for a limited period this festive season. Join them and revel in the immersive adventure, complete with stunning visuals, quirky characters and five courses of delicious eating.

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.

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.

@ Sky Garden Bars on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 2019

One of the city's prettiest winter pop-ups, Sky Garden have teamed up with Moët & Chandon to bring you one of the slickest experiences in London. Sip on Imperial Brut to accompany your tasting sharing boards, or get stuck into their collection of creative Christmas cocktails.

@ The Vaults on Various dates from Tuesday 19th November 2019

When it comes to an experience you can't miss this winter in London, it's A La Dine. A gorgeous and immersive night dedicated to the story of Aladdin, expect magical interiors and magical dishes, all set up by the renowned Darling and Edge team. 

@ The Chocolate Cocktail Club Pop Up on Various dates from Thursday 21st November 2019

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 Tuesday 19th November 2019

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.

This winter, Jimmy's are back with the quintessential seasonal pop-up. What can we expect? Igloos, fondue and food galore, with the Refuge restaurant dishing up classic hearty favourites that'll get you warmed up after the first bite. 


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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.

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This is a perfect spot for intimate festive celebrations with your nearest and dearest. Hidden in the heart of Kensington is the stunning Secret Winter Garden, a beautiful oasis complete with five private domes, available to hire. Spend an evening munching on Oriental-inspired dishes whilst sipping from an extensive list of cocktails and drinks.

Queen of Hoxton

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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.

@ Secret Location on Various dates from Monday 23rd December 2019

One of the best Christmas pop-ups in London this year, this fun and fascinating take on A Christmas Carol is bringing you a piece of interactive theatre complete with multi-course meal of Victorian-inspired food and festive cocktails. 

@ The Hidden Spirit Ship on Various dates from Wednesday 20th November 2019

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.