Deck the halls with boughs of holly, twinkling fairy lights, festive foliage and cosy outdoor heaters at these awesome winter terraces in the capital. Simply wrap up warm and travel on foot, by bus or by underground from London Paddington to one of these super-cool hangouts for an evening of alfresco-style fun with friends.
Olympia and Paddington
Winter is coming and the Pergola team are ready! They’ve decked out both of their London sites fittingly for the festive season, with Pergola’s Olympia outlet offering punters a sky-high winter lights-theme at their rooftop location; while Pergola Paddington has been magically transformed into an ethereal urban winter forest. Merrymakers can take refuge from the cold at either location and dig into seasonal dishes from some of London’s top traders including Smash Patty and many more. Cheers to that!
Drinks at The Prince are about to hit a whole new festive level. The covered outdoor area has been transformed into a woodland garden, with winter foliage and heating keeping Christmas punters in the spirit of things. As well as the awesome decks and atmosphere, you can expect a unique set-up that combines four of London’s top food traders – Wildcard, Homeslice, Patty & Bun and Honi Poké – plus three huge bars serving up warming cocktails in a traditional pub setting and live music to boot.
One of London’s prettiest foodie retreats is hiding just off the Kings Road and is boasting a selection of warming cocktails and seasonal grub in a covered, heated hideaway. Even the Scroogiest Londoner won’t be able to resist the autumnal flowers and lighting that make this eatery a must-visit destination as the dark winter evenings draw in.
Wright Brothers Soho have launched a brand-new picturesque winter terrace in partnership with Sipsmith (London’s infamous distillery and dry gin creators). The snug winter hideaway is serving up both cold and warm festive gin cocktails including Mulled Gin, and Gingerbread and Chocolate Orange Espresso Martinis, as well as signature dishes.
Coq d’Argent’s après-ski-inspired pop-up is back for the festive period. The destination terrace has opened its Lodge d’Argent chalets on its rooftop, bringing the sense of chic Courchevel to the heart of the city. As well as sumptuous cocktails they’re also rustling up delicious dishes of alpine-inspired small plates including Raclette cheese with new potatoes and dry cured ham gratin. Bon Appétit.