1. The Monkey 47 Lodge
What is it? Wrap your hands around hot and cold cocktails inspired by German desserts, like Monty’s Strudel cocktail – paired with homemade apple pie. Tucked away just off the pavement hurly-burly of High Holborn, this feels as special as a private members’ club, excellent for after-work escapism or an après-shop refuel.
Where: Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, London WC1
Nearest Tube: Holborn
2. Lodge D’Argent
What is it? What screams winter wonderland more than the Northern Lights? This Arctic inspired rooftop, sitting on top of the hustle and bustle of The City, brings two igloo tents to central London complete with an Aurora Borealis Cube in the restaurant’s entrance.
Where: Coq d’Argent, No. 1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ
Nearest Tube: Bank
3. South Pole Saloon
What is it? The South Pole Saloon comes to Brixton, South London Where Christmas goes to get naughty! Legend has it that deep in the snow drifts of the South Pole there is a Saloon. This decadent and debaucherous dive bar plays host to a Christmas spectacle like no other, for it is here the elves come out to play…
Where: Brixton Rooftop, Pope’s End, Brixton, SW9 8JH
Nearest Tube: Brixton
4. The Moroccan Medina
What is it? The Jemaa el-Fnaa square is making its way over to trendy Shoreditch this season for a burst of winter warmth. Think colourful tiles, exotic drapes, and an oversized wigwam filled with cushions and lanterns. On the menu is a range of spice-infused cocktails such as a Casablancan Mint Tea, spiced hot buttered rum and gold pomegranate Bellinis all to be ordered at the Majorelle Garden-inspired bar.
Where: Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX
Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street
5. Woody Bear
What is it? Croque monsieurs, wheels of raclette and box-baked Mont d’Or oh my. If that wasn’t enough to lure you in, spiked eggnog and draft Negronis are offered to wash everything down. Take a spin in the teacups and a ride on the animal see-saws for a dash of thrill.
Where: Woody Bear, 535 Oxford Street, London W1C 1LY
Nearest Tube: Bond Street
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