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You can now dine in a festive igloo by the Thames

You can now dine in a festive igloo by the Thames

When alfresco dining is no longer on the cards, what's the next best option? How about an igloo? All-day restaurant Coppa Club has installed eight igloo-style PVC party-domes along the Thames, complete with sheepskin blankets and festive cocktails. 

Positioned just outside Coppa Club Tower Bridge, with dreamy views over the Thames, the igloos are available for private hire as well as walk-ins. Three of the igloos will have large circular tables which can seat groups of up to eight, while the other igloos are kitted out as cosy riverside lounges.


Speakers pump out funk, soul and jazz while you have the enviable task of choosing from the new range of festive cocktails, including the Maple Old Fashioned and Spiced Berry Caipirissima. Coppa’s Christmas menu will also be available from November 16 and includes alternatives to your usual turkey and mince pie affair – think roasted seabass and a blood orange polenta cake instead. Yum. 

To book a riverside igloo, email, call 020 7993 3827 or visit their website.

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Joanne M tastemaker

I always thought that the igloo was made out of glass when looking at photos but alas they are made out of plastic so not as deluxe as in what I was expecting. However it was still special sitting in them and watching boats / ships sailing on by on the Thames River was quite special. The food also was great i had a waffle with fruit on and I must admit it was delicious and looked good best waffle I have ever had in London. This is a great place to have a brunch or an evening meal with friends. Be warned though if the sun is out it can get pretty hot in these igloos. Highly recommend they get booked quickly though when more dates are released.

Sophie Rose tastemaker

For those who managed to get an igloo - well done for being on the ball! For those who didn't - it was definitely more of a gimmick with significant emphasis placed on style over substance. That being said, props to Coppa Club for carrying out the igloos in style. Whilst the food was distinctly average and the service at times almost laughably bad, the waiters themselves were in full admittance of this, making it an inclusive and immersive experience. Not sure I'd return to Coppa Club for the food, but as a novelty, tonnes of fun.

Rachel F

Love these! Such a shame that they booked up so quickly - hopefully more London bars and restaurants will take on this fabulous idea! For anyone that wants one of their own, I found the Igloos here -