Fire pits, sheep-skin blankets & patio heaters that'll make you feel like you're basking in the sun... these are the terraces to get cosy on this Winter.
The Churchill Bar & Terrace can be found around the back of Selfridges and as hotel bars go, this one's a beaut. While the inside has lust-worthy bookshelves curated by Daunt Books and original photographs and love letters between Sir Winston Churchill & his beloved Clementine, the outside terrace is where you wanna plonk yourself. Cosy up beside the life-size bronze of a young Churchill on this snug, winter hideaway and wrap yourself up in a fur blanket - now it's time to channel the big man himself and hit the whisky.
Hyatt Regency, 30 Portman Square, Marylebone, London W1H 7BH
Do as the Parisians do this winter and watch the world go by on the cobbles of Marylebone Lane, under the heated canopy of 108 Brasserie. This is tres chic dining, mon amis. BYOB (that's Bring Your Own Blanket, FYI) and top up the heat with a few of their cockle-warming cocktails and a few dishes from their seasonal menus, from weekend brunches to cosy dinners.
108 Marylebone Ln, Marylebone, London W1U 2QE
There's a little slice of Portugal nestled in Southwark and it just so happens to offer the warmth of the Douro valley while protecting you from the elements of London's winter. Amazing what a heated terrace can do. Perch at one of their rustic barrelled tables and enjoy a White port & Tonic with a few Portuguese streetfood snacks. Don't leave before trying one of their Pastel de Natas. As sweet as treats get.
Arch 35B, 85B Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ
It's not officially a new season until the Dalloway Terrace switches up their infamous floral installation, so good news Fall fans: the burnt oranges & golden browns of the Dalloway Autumn Escape have arrived. London's most instagrammable terrace is now home to an enchanting woodland curated by McQueens Flowers in partnership with Johnnie Walker Black Label, and it's the perfect place to hide away from those cold, longer nights. Plus all that whisky will help keep the chills at bay. Brrrrr baby.
16-22 Great Russell St, Fitzrovia, London WC1B 3NN
The elegant terrace of this French restaurant in Marylebone Village is bringing some bouji levels of chic to your winter. Cashmere, scented candles, shaggy sheepskin rugs. That's what you get when you partner with The White Company for a season of chic surroundings and luxurious festive drinks from Moët & Chandon. Wrap up warm beneath the signature olive trees hung with twinkling baubles and keep off the chill with cocktails inspired by The White Company’s festive range including the Coupe Forêt made with Moët & Chandon, Vault Vermouth and pine syrup to match the signature ‘Fir Tree’, a mix of pine, eucalyptus and cedar scents. Swish swish.
55 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone W1U 5RB
The time for Aperol slushies in the sun has been and gone. Now is the time for gathering around a fire pit, draping yourself with sheepskin furs and basking in the flattering hue of fairy lights as you enjoy their US-influenced menu of burgers, mini hot dogs, chicken sliders and salty fries. They're bringing a few extra-special wintery additions to go with a menu of cocktails classics and spins.
Double Standard, The Standard Hotel, 10 Argyle Street, London WC1H 8EG
This cool modern bistro is on track to bring you and your crew a kick-ass menu of warming classics throughout the colder months as the lively hum of the restaurant spills out onto their extended covered terrace. With heaters on hand to keep the chill away, get involved with their famous brunch menu on a weekend, including signature Buttermilk pancakes with berry compote cream, and the Eggs Burgerdict; or rock up for dinner and enjoy their menu of skewers and hearty bowls. All aboard, baby.
8 Sir Simon Milton Square, Westminster, London SW1E 5DJ
It's getting loco down in Aca-Chelsea this Autumn as No.Fifty Cheyne has partnered up with Cointreau to launch a new alfresco autumn terrace, and it's bringing a five-strong menu of Margaritas served alongside the cascading florals. This is the slice of Acapulco your winter needs, amigos. Wrap up warm and get cosy on the colourful tables, position your face in the low hanging sun and sip on a Cheyne Gardens Basil Margarita, made with Cointreau, Reposado tequila, lime juice, sparkling Sassy cider and basil. You could almost be on your hols.
50 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, SW3 5LR
Taking inspo from the rolling Scottish hills and The Macallan Estate, the iconic terrace of Rosewood London has adorned itself with beautiful blue heather, purple thistles, and elegant pine trees for a season of warming whiskies and Speyside inspired scran. With tartan blankets to cosy up under, order from the menu of Macallan cocktails including The Date-Sensation made with The Macallan 12, Audemus Sepia, Persian Date Wine, or enjoy drams of the Single Malt in all its glory, from the Double Cask 12-year-old, to the 30-year-old Triple Cask.
252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN