There’s nothing like winter in London. The iconic festive decorations that light the street’s frosty pathways, the wonderful shopping and fantastic selection of indoor activities and events make it a brilliant time to visit the city. If you are planning to see the capital during these chilly months, we are sure you already have plenty of things on your to-do list. However, we imagine once the evenings hit – you may be running low on ideas. Well, don’t worry, because London is filled with this one particular cosy experience which can be enjoyed alone or with friends, and that is igloos. Now, we know what you’re thinking – no these are not little domes made of ice. They are domes, but actually they are incredibly cosy little cocoons where you can enjoy a drink. Read on to find out our favourite spots in London.
We imagine you’re first step when planning your trip to London was to look up the best London Hotel special offers, so that you can enjoy a great location without the hefty price tag. Well, after that, you may want to have a look at which restaurants boast the best city views – so that you can have an insta-worthy experience which will make all your friends jealous. For this, you need look no further than the stunning Aviary Bar and Restaurant – which during the winter, also has igloos on the rooftop bar. This is in partnership with Talisker Whiskey, which is a Scottish brand, so you should expect rustic interiors, tasty boozy hot chocolates and warming whiskey cocktails from an igloo experience here, which promises to warm even the coldest of London’s visitors.
Coppa Club Tower Bridge
Now, on those extra chilly days in London, we know that the temptation to cuddle up in your cosy bed in your Park Grand London Paddington Hotel, however, we have a feeling the coppa club’s igloos may convince you to stay out. This is the top igloo spot in the city, boasting spectacular riverside views of the iconic Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. We always recommend that you book for this experience, but if you are feeling spontaneous, then they do leave a couple available for walk-ins – just be prepared to queue.
Jimmy’s Lodge in South Bank is one of London’s best pop up spots, equipped with charming little igloos where you can relax and watch the world go by in true Nordic Fashion. We love to enjoy a drink here dining in one of the hotels near Lancaster’s beautiful restaurants, as their partner Martin Miller’s Gin provides unbelievably warming gin-based cocktails and tipples that promise to delight all tastes. If you did want to dine while you’re there, we recommend that you head to their Refuge Restaurant, where you can warm yourself in rustic wooden lodge and enjoy sharing platters including steaks and the classic Fondou (cheese or chocolate!).