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Best Winter Pop Ups
Published: 20 Dec 17
It’s not just about ice skating in London this winter. Here we’ve pooled together what we think are the top 5 winter pop ups in London to ensure you’re getting the most out of the festive season this year.
Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park
Returning for the 11th year, Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland is clearly a must visit pop-up this winter. The fairy-tale event hosts a variety of subzero attractions including an ice skating rink, Magical Ice Kingdom and even an Ice Bar. Warm yourself up with festive treats from the traditional German Christmas market in London’s own Bavarian Village, or get your adrenaline running on the world’s largest transportable rollercoaster. With countless of activities to offer this winter, Winter Wonderland is definitely worth the visit, even if it takes you a few trips to work your way around the entire thing!
Coppa Club Igloos, Tower Bridge
It seems that 2016 was the year everyone in London went crazy over the Coppa Club igloos, and we are delighted to inform you that they are back! For those who haven’t heard the hype, Coppa Club are welcoming diners to enjoy dinner and festive drinks under the stars in a PVC igloo by the Thames. The igloos seat up to eight and are lined with twinkling lights and trailing ivy, with furry throws provided to keep guests nice and toasty whilst enjoying the riverside views. Based on last year’s popularity, we’d suggest getting in there early and booking your snow dome well in advance to avoid missing out on the festive craze.
Roof East, Stratford
If you’ve never fantasised about celebrating the winter season in a rooftop car park, then you clearly haven’t heard about Roof East. Head over to Stratford to join in London’s only rooftop curling experience, with six neon themed lanes and lane-side drink service for all you thirsty competitors. Alternatively, help yourself to winter warmer cocktails and ‘ski shots’ at the Ski Lodge Bar, and visit the Roof East Mountain Summit for an array of street foods and lunch events. There are even igloo dining dens (everyone’s catching on), for a cosy feast under the stars, with views of the iconic Olympic Park and London’s east end.
Portobello Winter Festival
You’ve probably heard of the Notting Hill Carnival, which means you’ll be familiar with the unique atmosphere of Portobello Road. The two-day Portobello Winter Festival is back for the second year, celebrating with festive street performances, both unique and traditional, a Santa’s Grotto and a diverse range of food, drink and more. There is even a ‘Hamper and Stockings’ market, perfect for stocking up on both your favourite treats and gift ideas you could never have thought of by yourself. For a less conventional festival this winter, Portobello Road is the perfect location to get you into the festive spirit, in its own unique way of course.
South Pole Saloon, Brixton
Rooftop bars are clearly another craze in London that has trickled into winter this year. Brixton’s South Pole Saloon are getting rebellious and inviting those on Santa’s ‘naughty list’ to celebrate this Christmas with alcohol, street food and interactive theatre at their rooftop bar. The western-style tavern returns with winter lodges and private themed quarters for visitors to cosy up in, and DJ events to get the weekend started. For a naughty but nice evening out this Christmas, South Pole Saloon in South West London should be at the top of your list.