London's Best Winter Terraces

Discover London's best winter terraces and festive far!

The Winter Martini Garden
This winter, cosy up with hot martinis and fire-cooked food on the roof terrace at Ham Yard Hotel. The hidden terrace and garden on the 4th floor, normally reserved for hotel guests, is opening its doors from 15th November until Christmas from Wednesday to Sunday. Wrap up in tartan blankets with a hot water bottle, and enjoy a host of smoked, blazed and steaming hot cocktails. Each ticket to the Winter Martini Garden (£22) includes a Paloma-tini - a warm riff on a paloma, made with Sipsmith London Dry Gin, Suze and grapefruit and thyme syrup - as well as a personalised martini. There's also sharing dishes to enjoy alongside the drinks such as venison tartare with bitter chocolate and wood sorrel and Amber roasted beetroot and Cashel Blue wood fired flatbread.

The Garden at Corinthia London 

Step into a wintery haven in the heart of London. The semi-covered courtyard has been elegantly transformed into a stunning winter terrace - complete with twinkling lights, roaring fireplaces and warming sheep's wool and alpaca blankets. Enjoy an enticing and hearty Alpine-inspired menu by Executive Chef André Garret. Winter warming dishes include raclette served with new potatoes & winter pickles and creamed polenta with roasted wild boar sausage. There’s a seasonal cocktail selection with a Hot Negroni, as well as a luxurious hot chocolate with a choice of mezcal, rum or cherry liqueur.


Pergola on The Piste

Following its sell-out ‘Deck the Halls’ pop-up last Christmas, Pergola Paddington returns with another festive event as it transforms into ‘Pergola on The Piste’ - a picturesque Alpine ski lodge, bringing après-ski style partying to London until early Spring. The space, with its log walls, features murals of mountain scenes, a secluded chairlift, cosy bookable Alpine chalets and retro ski equipment for display. The drinks menu is dedicated to mountain tipples, with shot skis, demi-peche and warming mulled wines and ciders. The food offering features Alpine inspired dishes, including much loved favourites such as baked whole camembert, crispy truffle mushrooms, Alpine charcuterie and more. Open daily. 

God's Garden

A winter pop-up bar and hidden heated hideout, set in the courtyard of One Marylebone Church - the Grade I listed Georgian building, just a stone’s throw away from Great Portland Street. The venue - discovered through Floward's flower shop and verdant greenhouse - sits sheltered under two large tents, decorated with dramatic foliage and opulent Persian rugs. The perfect location for grabbing winter tipples including the ‘Hot Angel’; Whispering Angel’s take on mulled wine, accompanied by an indulgent winter feasting menu. 

The Bishop at The Berkeley

This winter, The Bishop at The Berkeley brings cosy, countryside gastropub vibes to Belgravia. With a name inspired by the mitre that originally graced The Berkeley hotel's logo, this is a pub pop-up infused with the hotel’s heritage. Rustic tables come laden with classic pub nibbles - with a twist. Think crispy pork scratchings, Welsh ‘Rare-bites’ and soft Tunworth to share. Elsewhere there's homemade burgers topped with autumn truffle, slow-braised lamb shank and daily specials from ‘Wellington Wednesday’ to Saturday’s rabbit ragu and prawn pie. Sunday is an all-the-trimmings roast affair. Pair it all with a good ol’ pint of their own draft beer. Pictured.

The Alpine Chalet at Number One Park Lane

This festive pop-up sees (from November 17) the terrace at the InterContinental London Park Lane transformed into a Swiss-inspired winter chalet, perfect for cosy al fresco dinner and drinks in Mayfair this festive season. The beautifully crafted Alpine Chalet, complete with heaters and cosy blankets, provides the perfect sanctuary overlooking the Royal Parks and Wellington Arch. The food menu showcases warming Alpine-inspired dishes, including Alpine truffled macaroni cheese with Gruyère, caramelised onion, apple sauce and shaved truffle and Champagne fondue with Comté, Beaufort, Reblochon, sourdough and new potatoes - washed down with cocktails from Moët & Chandon. 

Willows on the Roof

Set high above the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street is one of the largest rooftops in London - sat atop the John Lewis store. The expansive outdoor terrace has been transformed with fairy lights across the whole rooftop and private areas available to book including four heated chalet inspired cabins, four luxury heated winter domes and an indoor restaurant and lots of outdoor seating. The ideal festive hideout overlooking central London. Sit back and enjoy a hot drink, a seasonal cocktail and tasty tacos from Tacos El Rey and Local Greens whilst soaking up the panoramic views across central London. 

Masquerade Winter Terrace at The Queen of Hoxton

The Queen of Hoxton rooftop is being transformed into Gothic Venice with the opening of Queen’s Masquerade Winter Terrace. From Wednesday, 8 November 2023, East London’s original winter rooftop kicks off the festive season as it reveals this year’s theatrical takeover. The signature wigwam is back, this time with a fantastical setting of feather masks, candelabras, chandeliers and drapes of silk alongside hand-drawn murals. The Winter Terrace pop-up offers up hot cocktails and Venetian-style dishes to be enjoyed alfresco or within the cosy, heated wigwam. Gondola seating around outdoor fireplaces  and a backdrop of iconic Shoreditch views create a magical winter experience. 

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