Christmas is slowly creeping up on us and London is the perfect place to get into the Christmas spirit. Next to so many markets set up around the whole London, there are also many events including Christmas carolling, festive afternoon teas, incredible Winter Wonderland or just skating at ice rinks, which definitely get you into the mood.
Something that also can’t go amiss at this time of year, are the Christmas pop-ups of restaurants and bars, where you can enjoy the best Christmas atmosphere, food, and cocktails and see the most beautiful Christmas decorations. Here are 10 best Christmas pop-ups 2019 in London.
Belvedere + Ice at May Fair Bar
When: 12th November – 31st December 2019
Location : The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London
The May Fair bar pop up is vodka Belvedere themed together with decorations from the forest and frost to present a proper, a slightly dramatic winterscape. For the duration of pop up there will be special cocktails available as well as pan-Asian cuisine.
Jimmy’s The Lodge
When: from 9th November
Location: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London
This pop-up is special in the way of it’s theme, which is Northern Lights, and comes together with incredible light decorations and installations. You can enjoy your time there in lovely igloos whilst also enjoying cocktails made from Martin Miller Gin, whom they have teamed up with. There is also delicious raclette burgers, fondues, or steaks from a hot stone.
Winter Cinema at the Berkeley
When: 15th November – 21st December 2019
Location: The Berkeley, Wilton Palce, Knightsbridge, London
The Berkeley‘s roof garden is turning into a cinema to show the best Christmas Classics at the time from 15th November to 21st December. As well as this they have put on the best festive decorations and wooden huts with furry blankets, wtih champagne served for you to ensure you enjoy the visit as much as possible.
Coppa Club Winter Igloos
When: 17th October 2019 – 31st January 2020
Location: Coppa Club, Lower Thames Street, London
Another restaurant with igloos is the amazing Coppa Club. Those igloos are not there just over the Christmas season but over the whole year. They are fully furnished, the heating is included, but there are also some blankets if you are still cold and even speakers. You can enjoy a special festive menu over Christmas there and the whole experience with the igloos is just much better over Christmas simply because of all the decorations and lights, is so magical.
Aviary Skye-line Igloos with Talisker Whisky
When: 15th October 2019 – 12th April 2020
Location: Aviary, Finsbury Square, London
This festive season Aviary pop-ups have teamed up with Talisker Wiskey from the Isle of Skye. With its theme and Skye-line Igloos you can get cozy with rugs and blankets while enjoying a delicious menu 10 floors above the City. What is better than amazing cocktails with the beautiful view at London.
Miracle at 34
When: 19th November 2019 – 1st January 2020
Location: 34 Mayfair, 34 Grosvenor Square, London
The first prize for the most beautifully decorated restaurant belongs to 34 Mayfair. You can find over 8,400 baubles and around 14,000 decorations. This must gives the proper Christmas mood for everyone. When you see something so beautifully decorated, some Christmas lights or a just a Christmas tree you can’t help but feel the Christmas spirit. So why not enjoy Christmas brunch, lunch or dinner and maybe even visit Father Christmas after.
Fentimans Gingerbread House at Skylight
When: 21st November 2019 – 1st January 2020
Location: Skylight Rooftop, Tobacco Dock, London
On the rooftop of Tobacco Dock you can taste the walls of a life-size gingerbread house from the fairy-tale of Hansel and Gretel which was placed there specially for this year’s pop-up. Fentimans actually gave this gingerbread house as a present to Skylight as they launched a pink ginger soft drink a while ago and you will have a chance to taste it as an arrival drink. Next to that you can enjoy other festive drinks and sweets on the lovely rooftop, or something hot to warm yourself up after the skating on the only rooftop ice rink in London.
Archer Street Soho Ski Lodge
When: December 2019
Location: 3-4 Archer Street, Soho, London
For those who love cocktails Archer Street Soho Ski Lodge is the right choice as some luxurious festive cocktails will be served there. The lodge will be turned into a warm and elegant place inspired by Scandinavian mountain cabins or Swiss chalets with fur-lined seats and roaring fire. Who wouldn‘t want to get the feeling of enjoying Christmas somewhere in the mountains and have some of the best cocktail after a long day skiing.
The Montague on the Garden Ski Lodge
When: 29th October 2019 – 5th January 2020
Location: Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London
The pop-up at The Montague on the Garden Ski Lodge is themed with alpine area. So if you are a fan of that definitely visit beautifully decorated Ski Lodge with wood decorations, trees and snow and warm up with some unique cocktails which will be served there.
The Elyx Chalet at Rosewood London
When: 7th November 2019 – 29th February 2020
Location: Rosewood London, High Holborn, London
Rosewood pop-up is inspired by luxury vodka brand, Absolute Elyx and its a place where you can enjoy your drinks from gnome-shaped glasses in a beautiful wooden chalet set in a Swedish winter wonderland. The menu itself is spiced up with some Swedish flavours so hurry up and visit this amazing place and enjoy your drinks and food at luxurious velvet and fur cushions, just imagining that you are in snowy Sweeden.
I hope you like my selection of 10 best Christmas pop-ups in London and definitely visit at least one of the places from the list to get yourself into the Christmas mood and taste some delicious festive food or drinks, I think its absolutely worth to try it.