A cool place to start the night Small space with some seating areas. Great music and lighting effects, would be nice if they had a special sculpture of the month/ year giving all the tourists another paparazzi corner. For 14 pounds a 40 minutes session with a free cocktail served in a cup made out of ice isn't bad at all. Great place as an icebreaker for a first date or an event. Awesome bartenders. Helps you overcome the london weather - definitely doesn't seem so bad as you step outside with a frozen nose.
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jan 11 2012
IceBar is not a place at which to settle in for a long night's drinking: that's because the temperature inside is a constant five degrees below zero, and everything (tables, chairs, glasses) is hewn from ice. (What's more, you can only book for 40-minute slots, thankfully reducing the chance of frostbite.)
Twice a year, the design is changed: on one of our visits there was a 'disco' theme, and people were shuffling uncertainly across a frozen 'dancefloor'. You pay a £14 fee (£12.50 in advance, £16 Thursday evenings and weekends), don a poncho and mittens (which are surprisingly warm and effective against the ambient chill) and claim your drink (refills after the first 'free' drink must be paid for).
The drinks list is vodka-based, unsurprisingly, although long-term sponsor Absolut is no longer involved, but there are also cocktails and 20 different flavours to add to your slug of spirit. BelowZero next door is a more temperate environment, with an excellent range of 'grazing' snacks, as well as a formal Modern European menu, served in the 'Moose' dining room.
IceBar/BelowZero 29-33 Heddon Street
- Venue phone:
020 7287 9192
- Venue website:
- Opening hours:
Open 3.30-11pm Mon-Thu, Sun; 2.45pm-1.15am Fri; 12.30pm-1.15am Sat.
Tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus tube
- 29-33 Heddon Street
- 020 7287 9192
- 29-33 Heddon Street
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