Best Winter Pop-Ups In The UK

Summer’s been and gone, but fear not as something very exciting is about to happen all across the country. That’s right, it’s winter pop-up time. They’ll be bringing much-needed festive joy to cities all over with alpine-style interiors, cosy cocktails and fire pits galore. But if you're not sure where to start? Then check out our guide to the best winter pop-ups in the UK for 2024, from a lush cinema event in London to pretty igloos in Manchester.

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Last updated on 12th March 2024

Glasgow: 1051 GWR

West End venue, 1051 GWR is coming in hot this winter season with stunning igloos. You'll get to dine in style on locally-sourced food as you nestle into their private pods decked out with toasty heaters, speakers and pretty fairy lights.

Leeds: Ice Cube

Situated in Leeds, Ice Cube is returning with a Viking pop-up bar and alpine market. And for those dying to show off a few aerial tricks, the 400 square metre ice rink is perfect. Plus, there will be roaring fires, Canadian-style poutine and a themed ski bar to cuddle up into after.

Manchester: The Oast House

One of the best winter pop-ups in Manchester, The Oast House is a must-visit. Expect the venue to be flaunting blankets, fire pits and Christmas decor all while you snack on a Yorkshire pudding wrap and guzzle down mulled wine.

Nottingham: Winter Wonderland

Nottingham's Winter Wonderland is home to all sorts of festive fun. Think ice skating round the rink and along the elevated sky path before chilling with a few drinks in the alpine chalet bar. It's a great place to get your Christmas gifts too. 

UK-Wide: The Best UK Christmas Markets For 2024

There's nothing we love more than browsing Christmas markets, possibly the ultimate winter pop-ups. There's good news, because wherever you are in the UK you're bound to have some seasonal stalls nearby, and we've rounded up the 10 best locations for festive shopping. 

Manchester: Miracle On Cross Street

On the hunt for Christmas pop-ups in Manchester? Check out Miracle on Cross Street and you'll be in for a real treat. Enjoy seeing Salt Dog Slims decked out with tinsel and fairy lights as you and the gang tuck into themed cocktails. Apple pie martini anyone?

London: Miracle At Henrietta

Decked out with 70s-inspired decor, Henrietta Hotel is presenting its Miracle Christmas pop-up in Covent Garden, complete with kooky cocktails. We recommend trying the Bad Santa for a warming sip of mulled wine, orange liqueur, tawny port and spices.

Liverpool & Manchester: Bar Hütte

Liverpool and Manchester are set to get their very own snow villages this Christmas. Swaddle up in your cosiest garms then saunter over to their charming après ski-themed huts for hot toddies, eggnog and a cheeky spot of karaoke, all while surrounded by snowflakes and magical fairy lights.

Cardiff: Winter Wonderland

This beaut Cardiff winter pop-up is taking over two city centre locations with its festivities this year. Skate round the picturesque ice walk and take in the pretty lights, before tucking into some seasonal food and drink at the market. 

Bournemouth: 1812 Bar And Restaurant

For something wintry in Bournemouth, 1812 is getting into the Christmas spirit with dining domes on their terrace. Along with seasonal scran in an outdoor hub, you and your pals can settle into the venue for top-notch hot toddies and an evening under the stars.