Wintry pop ups have become a stalwart of the city in recent years…
…which makes the people behind them truly seasoned professionals.
So while the sun’s still shining (a bit) and we’re not yet jaded with the dilemma of how many layers to wear on the tube, allow us to present you with a little selection of seasonal pop ups that you can think warm fuzzy thoughts over, and actually get round to booking before everyone else does….
Coppa Club Igloos | Tower Bridge
They’re back. The original and (they’re making a pretty good case to believe) the best, these dining igloos have pitched up again on the riverside terrace behind Coppa Club, overlooking a twinkling skyline of Tower Bridge and the Shard. Inside the redesigned heated pods, you’ll find sumptuous furs and blankets and your own sound system to play with while you tuck into their festive fare.
Details: Open now | Coppa Club, 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, EC3R 6AH | Reserve online HERE
Pergola Paddington Central | Paddington
Winter is upon us.
And according to the rules, al fresco bars & restaurants are off-limits.
That is, unless, you totally revamp the space into a full-on winter retreat – which is exactly what’s happening to the Pergola outpost in Paddington Basin. Throughout October they’ll be beavering away, winterproofing the venue – so that when you return, it’ll be kitted out with heaters and blankets, a spruce of winter greenery, and toasty new food stalls including ramen from Tonkotsu… READ MORE
Details: From 25th October – 23rd December | Free to reserve (for up to 199 people, technically…)
Jimmy’s Lodge | Southbank
As one of the fastest-selling pop ups in town, Jimmy’s residencies are at the peak of popularity.
So it makes sense that he’s bringing the Alpine peaks to London for the winter, transforming his summer BBQ spot into a chalet-style 30 seater fondue restaurant, alongside private dining snow globes on the festoon-lit promenade overlooking the river, and a host of street food dishes and hot cocktails to enjoy around outdoor fire pits… READ MORE
Details: 10th November – 31st December | Igloos minimum spend £600, restaurant £40pp: book here
Skylight | Wapping
Skylight are taking things up a level.
Not literally, of course, seeing as they’re already occupying a pretty covetable spot on a Wapping carpark rooftop with unobstructed views of London’s finest stretches of skyline, but metaphorically – because they’re adding a rooftop ice rink to their charms this winter, alongside sharing pots of fondue, ice hockey minigames, mulled wine and DJs… READ MORE
Details: From 2nd November – January 2018 | Free booking for groups of 10 and over via firstname.lastname@example.org
Finnish Rooftop Sauna | Southbank
When you cross the eastern border of Sweden…
You know you’ve reached the Finnish line.
But luckily, you won’t need to travel that far to get a fix of Nordic tradition this year – because the Southbank centre is handily gaining a rooftop, pop up traditional Finnish sauna. You’ll get 70 minutes to sweat it out in the 90ºC room, before cooling down in the brisk London air or – for the exceptionally brave – with buckets of ice cold water, whilst enjoying the scenic riverside skyline from above.
Details: From 10th November – 30th December | From £15, book here
Sliders Rooftop Curling | Stratford
They say you learn something new everyday.
And today, the thing you are learning is that the rooftop curling venue is returning at the start of November, and you desperately want to go there.
It’s from the people at Rooftop Film Club, and they’re bringing back 6 neon-lit lanes to accompany an après-ski bar serving up hot buttered rum and boozy hot chocolates, more private snow-globes, and street food including raclette boxes and hog roasts… READ MORE
Details: Throughout November | Curling from £10, book here | Igloos minimum spend £80, book here
Want to check out more pop ups? They’re all in your monthly agenda