Shout it from the rooftops: eat under the stars at London’s top-floor bars and restaurants.
From heated terraces to snowy pines and gallons of Glühwein, the rooftops of London come alive in the festive season. Favourite summer spaces are transformed into winter wonderlands, where flickering candles, roaring fires and al fresco music will have you warm and whooping late into the night. Don’t miss these exhilarating rooftop experiences.
Pergola on the Roof
Tempted by a slice from pizza masters Made of Dough? Hungry for a warming bowl or Ramen from Tonkotsu? Perhaps you’ll have room for a burger from Patty and Bun? Waste no time in getting to Pergola on the Roof, this year on the seated proudly atop Paddington Central. There’ll be space for you somewhere in the forest of 850 seats (all covered and heated), and if you head up on a weekend there’ll be DJs and live music. Instagram-worthy snaps are there for the taking – the verdant vines and lush planting around the terrace make for quite a spectacle, especially in the midst of an urban jungle skyscape. Views are incredible all the way round the balcony – settle down on a day bed for uninterrupted sightlines.
Queen of Hoxton – The Moroccan Medina
Resident Londoners are no stranger to the Queen of Hoxton’s rooftop charms. Last year the team brought the ice-cold cool of Scandinavian winter to the heart of the city with the Skye Halle Nordic Viking Feasting and Drinking Hall, way up in the clouds. This year the set-up is even cosier, with a lavish Moroccan Medina reimagined on the top floor of this East London institution. The secret rooftop snug is decked out with Moroccan lamps in all the romantic splendour of Marrakesh, serving culinary delights including Spiced Hot Buttered Rum, Pomegranate Bellinis, Halloumi Fries, Apricot Tagine and Rainbow Vegan Mezze boards. Settle down by a fire place and don’t leave until closing time.
Clos Maggiore, Covent Garden
Voted one of the world’s most romantic restaurants, the rooftop dining experience at Clos Maggiore maintains a refined and elegant atmosphere throughout the winter months. A fully retractable roof means al fresco eating is very much on the menu, but the roaring fire, plentiful candles and excellent range of rare cognacs will keep you toasty. Enjoy the finest French food with exceptional views of the city.
Coppa Club at Tower Bridge
Following their unmitigated success last year, Coppa Club has reintroduced their signature festive igloos. Perfectly positioned atop what feels like the biggest terrace on the riverbank, these cosy hubs are the ideal spots for indulging in an extended meal, right in front of London’s greatest landmarks. Breeze into a fully furnished igloo and enjoy your meal almost al fresco in front of the extraordinary views. The beautifully designed pods are kitted out with blankets, speakers and very effective heaters, and the menu features a delectable range of European classics with the odd side of Sriracha mayo. Pizza, pasta, steak and a selection of small plates are up for grabs, and there’s a button in the igloos with which you can summon waiters.
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