Your mates are on dry January and it’s all looking a bit bleak. But we’ve got the perfect way to beat the misery of January and warm your cockles with these Instagram-worthy rooftop bars serving seriously hot cocktails.
Swan on a Hot Gin Roof
Normally only accessible to guests of the hotel, Ham Yard Hotel is opening its stunning rooftop from January 27 to February 14 (Tuesday–Sunday evenings) to host a Sipsmith gin pop-up. For £14 you can book an early or late evening slot and join the Sipsmith team on the rooftop, overlooking the best bits of London, to enjoy hot gin cocktails, including The Original, made with gin and gingerbread.
Forest on the Roof
Selfridges' top floor restaurant has been home to various long term pop-ups, and now it’s the turn of Forest on the Roof. Snuggle in blankets in the rooftop cabin and get stuck into the hot chocolate-based cocktails such as a Cheeky Monkey Choctail – banana and cinnamon liqueur, hot chocolate and whipped cream. They also do mulled wine. Still.
Once Upon a Wigwam
We're big fans of the Queen of Hoxton's massive wigwam on their rooftop, and they do great hot cocktails, inspired by the Grimm Brothers. Our favourites are Gardener’s Grog – hot blackcurrant, blackberry and rosemary gin punch – and The Big Bad Buttered Rum.
The Churchill Bar & Terrace - Hyatt Regency London
The Churchill Bar and Terrace
If a posh hotel is more your thing, head over to the Narnia-themed Churchill Bar and Terrace at The Hyatt Regency in Mayfair. Fur-lined seats, cashmere throws, hot water bottles and a cocktail menu curated by Green & Blacks featuring the likes of Aslan’s Road (Maya gold chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, honey, allspice and cayenne with rum and Bristol cream, served in a gold goblet) will keep you toasty all evening.