Enchanted forests, sky-high wonderlands, kitsch cocktails and snow-globes bringing the glam - these pop-ups are sleighing it this Winter.
Christmas is a time for magic, baby, and it doesn't get more magical than a god-damn enchanted forest on a rooftop in the middle of London's Square Mile. 14 Hills has transformed itself with warm fairy lights suspended from the ceiling, hanging baubles and gold and green décor, all with the help of No.3 Gin. Step into the sky-high winter hideaway through the beautifully decorated archway, and then sit back and chill with a few dishes and one of their enchanting cocktails, like the Magic Martini that you can pimp with the selection of homemade aromas and essences. We're all about the blue pea flowers and citrus peels. This is the escape from 2020 reality we've been waiting for.
14th floor, 120 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 5BA
It doesn't get more festive than spending your evening chilling in a snow globe in the gardens of one of London's most iconic hotels, right? Right. They might not swirl with snow, but they are filled with plush cushions, cashmere and merino blankets from Johnstons of Elgin, and outdoor heaters that'll keep you and up to four others toasty warm while you dine on epic dishes and sip on a glass of Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Vintage 2004, or the tempting selection of winter warming cocktails like The Dorchester’s Naughty or Nice Mulled Wine.
53 Park Lane, London W1K 1PN
Lord knows we could all do with some fun & indulgence after everything 2020 has thrown at us - and what captures these 2 things better than DIPPING FOOD INTO MELTED CHEESE? Sign us UP baby. This winter, escape to The Montagu Winter Terrace pop up for an al-fresco Alpine adventure complete with mulled wine, Moet & Chandon & Mont Blanc XL Cheese Toast. The vibe is 'après-ski in the city' & you can get snug under thick, faux fur rugs and cosy blankets, surrounded by twinkling fairy lights. Who needs mountains when you have Montagu Terrace?
The Montagu Winter Terrace is open seven days a week from 3-10pm from December 7th, throughout Winter. 30 Portman Square, London, England, W1H 7BH, United Kingdom
For a garden party like no other, whizz up to the 35th Floor of the Walkie Talkie skyscraper & experience an alpine extravaganza like no other. Forget diamonds in the sky - this Christmas we want bubbles up high at the Moët & Chandon pop-up. Get cosy under chunky cable knit blankets & clink Champagne cocktails surrounded by the chicest of decor. Frosted wreathe-adorned archways, twinkling fairy lights & metallic pinecone set the tone for a seriously glam night. Cos it's not festive season til you've cracked on with the fizz.
So you missed out on the ski trip to Val-d'Isère back in March, and you still haven't quite got over it. No dramas, snow bunny - the latest pop-up from 100 Wardour will scratch that slope itch. The season for the Taittinger Alpine Lodge is upon us, and it's après-ski vibes are sticking around til February. Yah baby. Slide your way into one of the sheepskin covered armchairs and get cosy with the winter drinks menu filled with a range of Taittinger cocktails like the On the Slopes created with a homemade Mulled Wine Reduction, Cacao infused Olmeca Tequila and Taittinger Brut. See you there.
100 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 0TN
This cold weather calls for a few drams to warm you from the inside out, and it doesn't get much cosier than a few cocktails created using House of Suntory's epic premium whisky portfolio. That's what's on offer at The Happenstance's cosy all-weather Japanese Winter Garden Terrace in the middle of The City. Relax under the canopy of frosted maple leaves and twinkling lights as you unwind and embrace the nature and spirit of Japan and sip on a selection of five bespoke The House of Suntory cocktails created by the bar crew. Brrrrring it on, baby.
10 Paternoster Sq., London EC4M 7DX
The Botanist Gin has said hasta la vista to Lockdown and paired up with the Battersea based neighbourhood joint, Nutbourne, by the Gladwin Brothers to open a kick-ass winter pop up terrace featuring foraged Christmas cocktails, warming festive tipples all paired with a hearty menu inspired by the Sussex countryside. Reunite with your crew beneath the patio heaters and work your way through the botanically inspired menu. Never tried a Beetroot Negroni or Martini made with activated charcoal before? Now's the time.
29 Ransomes Dock, 35-37 Parkgate Road, London, SW11 4NP
Still got some Christmas shopping to do? Take the edge off the stress of hitting up Oxford Street two weeks before Christmas (you crazy dog, you) by swinging by the killer inaugural Selfridges Christmas Market, complete with am epic foodie feast showcasing London’s best street food traders offering seasonal food and drink, from mulled wine and buttered rum to Venezuelan cuisine, North Indian street food and Christmas market staple bratwurst hot dogs. Woof.
Selfridges, Edwards Mews, London, W1U
It's kitsch. It's nostalgic. It's back for the third year in a row. New York’s famous Miracle on Ninth Street bar has returned to Covent Garden’s Henrietta Hotel for a season of Christmassy cocktails and OTT decor. Hell yeah! This year’s pop-up pays homage to the ’70s (AKA the decade of disco) so think foil garlands, kitsch baubles and Motown covers of your fave Christmas tunes. The drinks menu is as intriguing and creative as ever (Fruitcake Flip anyone?) and the hotel’s Italian Supper Club is on hand to supply your substantial meal to go with 'em.
14, 15 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8QH