Sunday, 15, December 2019
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Ultimate wintery spots to enjoy in London
The best hangouts in London to embrace the festive season in style
Turn up your festive spirit a notch or two at London’s winter hideaways, both cosy and magical...
Cosy up at Dalloway Terrace
With seasonally changing installations, Dalloway Terrace always has something exciting for both new and returning guests to look forward to. The last autumnal installation transformed the cosy hideaway inside The Bloomsbury into a mystical cove of honeycomb leaves, brushed gold butterflies and pinecones. Their winter installation doesn’t disappoint - a Swiss-inspired look to replicate Gstaad for guests to cosy up in. Be enchanted with the restaurant’s snow tipped pine trees and rustic cow bells and allow yourself to be transported to the Alps.
Dine on a themed winter menu, including cheese fondue and rosti, or opt for the ‘winter-ised’ afternoon tea. Make sure you don’t miss the new winter warmer cocktails such as the delectable ‘Golden Pass Express’, served with a Retro Image Viewer with snowy alpine views.
Dalloway Terrace at The Bloomsbury
Feel festive at 34 Mayfair
The luxurious spot 34 Mayfair will be welcoming a ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ theme to its Grosvenor Square premises this Christmas. It’s rooms will be adorned with spectacular decorations – promised to get even scrooge feeling festive.
From nutcrackers to magical fairy lights, every inch of the restaurant will be covered in 14,000 glamourous decorations and baubles, designed by the talented florist Jane Wadham. The festive sparkle doesn’t end there, as a selection of the restaurant’s cocktails will feature Moët & Chandon Champagne cocktails ready and waiting for guests to sip on, alongside some special Christmas desserts. If you’re lucky, you may even spot Father Christmas himself enjoying an egg-nog or two!
Experience an Alpine adventure at Winterland
Winterland has returned to South West London and this time in full ‘hygge’ ski chalet form. Located in Fulham, the Alpine Club will offer fur-lined cabins, lodges and igloos for guests to cosy up in with delicious street food and drinks available from the Moose Bar. DJs and live bands will play sets every Thursday, Friday and Saturday – perfect to get the party started.
Enjoy cheese fondues, spicy chicken wings and sourdough wood-fire pizzas for a tasty meal. For a special occasion, book ahead and rent a heated ten-person winter cabin, igloo or hot tub for a true après experience.
Take in the city’s bliss at Skylight London
For those wanting a rooftop destination with a wintery twist then may be the choice for you. The rooftop terrace has been transformed into the ultimate cosy space to spend shorter days and longer nights. The pop up welcomes London’s only rooftop ice rink, fit with its very own skate bar for guests to enjoy. The space will be bringing out blankets, turning on the heaters, and offering cosy igloos and mountain huts to transport guests to a Alpine escape with a choice of fun winter cocktails with views of the city’s magical landscape. A 5-minute walk from Shadwell station – it’s the perfect spot for roasted chestnuts, mulled wine and to take in the city skyline with friends.
Terrace views at The Orrery
The Marylebone’s Orrery restaurant and bar has teamed up with The White Company to transform their terrace for winter this year. Following on from last year’s alpine terrace, it’s newest installation will dress the French restaurant’s rooftop space with The White Company’s luxury cashmere throws, hanging outdoor lanterns and white sheepskin rugs, while the aromatic scents of chestnuts and pine candles will fill the air. A special winter terrace menu created by Head Chef Igor Tymchyshyn, will be accompanied by a cocktail list matched to The White Company’s winter fragrances.
The Orrery in Marylebone
End your evening in The Kensington’s Portico
For a Christmassy end to your winter dining, why not spend it at The Kensington’s festively decorated Portico. This cosy outdoor terrace is the perfect hideaway to spend a cold and cosy afternoon watching the world go by.
The Portico at The Kensington