Luxury London: THE BEST WINTER BARS, TERRACES & POP-UPS IN LONDON 2017 @jackpasco -12.SML.jpg

Feel festive with our guide to London’s finest alpine pop-ups, toasty heated terraces and sparkling rooftop bars this winter 2017

Mulled wine season is upon us again and where better to feel festive than at one of London’s enchanting winter bars. This season, London is abundant with alpine pop-ups, toasty alfresco terraces and Christmassy cocktail bars.

Find fondue and hot toddies in Mayfair; try frosted cocktails at a gleaming ice bar the City or marvel at London’s twinkling skyline from a cloud-skimming rooftop in Paddington. 

Elsewhere, wrap up with cosy blankets atop a rooftop in Kensington or marvel at a new frosty flower display in Bloomsbury. Scroll on to discover London’s finest winter wonderlands, sparkling with Christmas spirit.


Since opening in Spring, Pergola Paddington Central has secured its spot as one of London’s finest rooftop retreats. Set in Paddington Basin, the cloud-skimming hideaway offers two heated bars, a vibrant selection of street vendors and mesmerising views across the capital.

This year’s food caters for vegetarian, vegan and gluten free palettes, including Neapolitan-style pizza slices from Made of Dough; Mexican tacos packed by DF/Mexico, ramen from Mamalan and burgers flipped by Patty & Bun.

Pergola Paddington Central is open Sunday-Wednesday, with 2 for 1 on all house beer and wine from 6pm-8.30pm

paul ross