Xmas terraces have become a real thing in recent years. There’s something very festive about being out in the fresh air eating and drinking, so much better than being in a hot bar or restaurant.
Some terraces are at ground level, some take you up amongst the stars, but all of these are guaranteed to inject some Ho Ho Ho into the run up to the big day
Pergola Olympia: Discover Winter Lights at London’s Botanical Bolthole
This winter, the stunning rooftop location has been transformed into an illuminated winter hideaway, with the whole roof adorned with twinkling fairy lights Ã¢â‚¬â€œ plus more day beds to relax on and new seasonal menus from resident traders Mamalam, Smash Patty and Salt Shed.
Merrymakers can gaze out upon London’s festive lights, whilst sitting underneath their own canopy of fairy lights set amongst leafy winter foliage.
Pergola Paddington: Urban Winter Forest
Pergola Paddington is back this winter as an urban winter forest. Guests enter through a NEW tunnel of stars, arriving into a fully redesigned bar area, blanketed by fairy lights and a brand-new array of seasonal foliage and trees for a cosy winter atmosphere.
Guests can take refuge from the cold whilst feasting on new seasonal dishes from some of London’s top traders including An Choi, Babek Brothers, Temaki Bros and Smash Patty, and drinking warming winter cocktails.
The Prince is Back and Wrapped Up for its Third Winter Season
The Prince is back and wrapping up for its third winter season with everything needed for a proper winter session under one roof.
Expect a completely unique set up, that combines four of London’s top food traders – Wildcard, Homeslice, Patty&Bun and Honi PokÃƒÂ©- three huge bars serving up warming cocktails in a traditional pub setting, live music, drinks offers, and a huge covered woodland garden.
The Chelsea Courtyard Winter Transformation
The Chelsea Courtyard has undergone a complete season overhaul, transforming into one of London’s prettiest winter retreats. Located just off the Kings Road, the courtyard will boast a selection of warming cocktails and seasonal food in a covered, heated hideaway.
The tranquil outdoor terrace is decorated with autumnal flowers and foliage to reflect the change in season, carefully selected by The Chelsea Gardener’s flagship store. Festoon lighting drapes from the encasing Victorian buildings, illuminating the courtyard as the dark winter evenings draw in.
Wright Brothers Soho have launched a brand new picturesque winter terrace in partnership with Sipsmith.
The new winter hideaway is serving up both cold and warm festive gin cocktails as well as signature dishes from Wright Brothers, under twinkly lights in their snug and cosy new terrace.
The Winter Sipping Menu features:
Mulled Gin & Gingerbread – £9 – Sipsmith Sloe Gin, homemade gingerbread cordial, winter spices. Served hot.
Chocolate Orange Espresso Martini – £10 – Sipsmith Orange & Cacao Gin, Sipsmith London Dry Gin,Ã¢â‚¬Â¨ coffee liqueur, maple syrup, espresso, garnished with orange zest. Served hot or cold.
Sloe Gimlet – £9.50Ã¢â‚¬Â¨ – Sipsmith Sloe Gin, homemade lime cordial, foaming bitters, garnished with lavender.
Orange & Cacao G&T – £9 Ã¢â‚¬Â¨- Sipsmith Orange & Cacao Gin, orange bitters, Valencian orange tonic, garnished with orange and chocolate.Ã¢â‚¬Â¨
Lodge d’Argent: Escape the city and embrace the spirit of apres-ski at Coq d’Argent’s festive rooftop pop-up.
Coq d’Argent’s aprÃƒÂ¨s-ski inspired pop-up is now open for bookings over the busy festive period. The destination terrace has launched its Lodge d’Argent chalets on its rooftop, bringing the sense of chic Courchevel to the heart of the city.
Guests will be served a selection of moreish cocktails, created in partnership with Hennessy, including the Snowstorm – a mix of Hennessy Very Special Cognac, Amaro Angostura liquer, lemon juice and strawberry puree, and delicious dishes of alpine inspired small plates, indulgent sharing platters and sweat treats, including Raclette cheese with new potatoes and dry cured ham gratin.