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Eight London Winter Pop Ups You Have to Visit

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London boasts some of the best winter pop-ups. Whether on a rooftop, in an ice cave, or a magical world through the back of a wardrobe. Check out our guide to the best places that have transformed themselves for the holiday season. Looking for the perfect winter outing? Read on…

1. Every year, these riverside igloos at the Coppa Club have Londoners in a frenzy – people are literally falling over themselves to book a spot. With stunning views, the igloos come fully equipped with blankets, sofas, and speakers, so you can enjoy Christmas tunes whilst you wine and dine.

You’ll find Coppa Club at 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames St, EC3R 6AH, and the nearest station is Tower Hill.

2. The Montague on the Gardens are re-opening their festive, seasonal Montague Ski Lodge and trust us, it looks stunning. This is apres-skiing taken to the next level.

The Wood Deck is transformed into a magical ski lodge; with pine trees, falling snow, reindeer, snowmen, ski racks, piste maps and strings of fairy lights and lanterns.

To help combat the cold and lightly drifting snowflakes, guests can enjoy delicious candied pecans, mulled wine, hot spiced cider, mugs of steaming hot chocolate cocktails and big woolly rugs, which will all help to keep you lovely and snug during the long winter nights.

You can also head to the Log Cabin, an atmospheric space to enjoy a drink in front of a decorative fire. All in the centre of Bloomsbury.

You’ll find the ski lodge at

The Montague on the Gardens, 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5BJ. Nearest station is Russell Square

3. Styled after Scottish hunting lodges the cabins set up by Botanist Gin, are a great spot for a festive catch-up with friends in the heart of the City. These heated huts serve hearty Highland fare like venison hot pot, haggis and whisky sticky toffee pudding. A speaker system lets you soundtrack your own party completes the ambience. Each hut seats ten, with no hire charge, but there is a minimum spend.

You’ll find the lodges at 9A Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YN. Open now, except Sundays throughout winter.

4. The roof garden at John Lewis has been given a festive makeover with Christmas trees, strings of fairy lights and private wooden lodges. This year, it’s being run by the award-winning Ethicurean restaurant, which is normally housed in a Victorian walled garden in the Mendip Hills. Book one of the lodges, order the venison and drink round after round of their mulled negronis – all you have to do is ring a little bell in the lodge and someone will turn up immediately with a tray of steaming hot cocktails. Bliss!

You can find the rooftop terrace at John Lewis 300 Oxford Street, W1C 1DX nearest Tube is Bond Street.

5. Bloomsbury really is going all out – this time, Narnia has come to Bloomsbury this winter at Dalloway Terrace, which has been transformed with snow-covered foliage and White Witch-style sheepskin rugs to keep you toasty. Their range of hot Pierre Marcolini chocolate cocktails are a must try!. Our top pick? The Bourbon Brittle, made with peanut butter, Maker’s Mark, hazelnut liqueur and dark-chocolate liqueur.

Dalloway Terrace is at 16–22 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3NN

6. Broadgate’s Nordic-inspired forest is all our fairytale fantasies come to life, with snow-tipped pine trees and glittering fairy lights. Once you’ve sampled the cheeses at the Somerset Ploughmen stall, get a Yorkshire-pudding wrap and warm up with a hot-water bottle and some mulled cider. While you’re there, check out the Tipi Cinema, which will be showing Christmas classics such as Elf, Home Alone and Love Actually.

Open from Nov 16 – Dec 22, every weekday 11:30am-10pm, and some weekends. Find it at 6a South Lambeth Place, SW8 1RT. Nearest station, Vauxhall.

7. Christmas meets debauchery down in South London, as Brixton Rooftop is being transformed into a proper dive bar. South Pole Saloon is just like the wild wild west, but with elves instead of cowboys. After you’ve watched the eccentric Santa-themed performances and jigged around to the DJ sets, warm up in the woodland lodges, where you can gorge on candy canes and spiced hot chocolate. Cocktail masters ABQ will be demonstrating some molecular cocktail magic, whilst Mac to the Future will serve their famous mac & cheese inside an entire Camembert.

South Pole Saloon launched on November 23rd, and will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until January 1st 2018. You’ll find it at Brixton Rooftop on Pope’s Road, Sw9 8JH, and the nearest station is Brixton.

8. Since London has fallen in love with igloos, we just had to include another set of the wonderful orbs on this list. Jimmy Garcia has set some up next to his Alpine lodge on the Southbank. With refreshments ranging from fondue to hot apple mojitos, there’s plenty for you to devour whilst you enjoy the view from your own personal igloo.

Jimmy’s Lodge is open until December 31st, and you can book here. You’ll find them at Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX, and the nearest station is Waterloo.

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