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Where to find winter igloos in London

Snuggle up in one of London’s festive domes, full of cutesy Instagrammable winter charm

Rosie Hewitson
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Alexandra Sims
Rosie Hewitson

We’re not sure how it happened, but in the last six years or so, igloos have become the place to be and be seen sipping away on a seasonal glass of prosecco or gobbling steaming fondue. It all started with the Coppa Club, which decided to make the most of its uncovered terrace by filling it with toasty glass orbs packed with plants and sheepskin rugs so people could eat, drink and be merry without being at the mercy of the winter elements. Before long, the domes were filling our feeds and popping up all over town. Now, they’re accompanied by twinkly lights, ice skating opportunities and even curling. Oh, the humanity!

If you don’t want to get left out in the cold, round up your pals and snuggle up in one of these bulbous dining rooms with a winter-warming cocktailWe’ve warned you, though: these are very popular spots. So get that igloo booked!

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Best winter igloos in London

  • Restaurants
  • Contemporary European
  • Tower Hill
  • price 2 of 4

The place where the igloo frenzy began is famous among Insta-mad Londoners and tourists alike. Book one of these eight PVC party domes filled with fluffy blankets and sheepskin rugs and sample champagne cocktails and an exclusive menu of festive snacks, while enjoying stunning views of the London skyline. Cosy, cute, iconic.

How to get a seat Bookings for December and January usually open in late November and fill up fast. Visit for details.

Igloos at The Aviary
  • Restaurants
  • Moorgate
  • price 3 of 4

Eight igloos will be popping up on The Aviary’s roomy open-air terrace this winter. Perched ten floors up, they offer guests magnificent views of the London skyline while they pig out on fondue platters and cocktails

How to get a seat Book online. Christmas bookings are open now. There’s a minimum spend of £100 per igloo for each booking slot.    

  • Things to do
  • London Bridge

Benj Scrimgeour, founder of nearby Flat Iron Square and long-lost nightclub The Arches transformed this former carpark behind London Bridge station into an urban garden a few years ago. A more recent addition come winter time are its heated winter igloos. Each one has a cosy sofa and Grey Goose interior. Head in with up to five pals for a round of street food and warming winter drinks. 

How to get a seat Igloos are available to book now for Christmas. Igloo packages start at £200 or £30pp off-peak. 

  • Bars and pubs
  • Kensington

In the shadow of a stunning nineteenth-century church sits Kens Bar (short for Kensington, not a bloke called Kenneth) and its one-acre garden with covered tables dotted about all year round. Visitors can order afternoon tea, stone-baked pizzas, sandwiches, sweets and more. Drinks feature all the usual tipples, plus a wide range of cocktail options, including the odd experimental concoction courtesy of the mixologists behind the bar.

How to get a seat Domes are available to book for Christmas. Email or call 020 7373 2222 to enquire. 

  • Bars and pubs
  • Cocktail bars
  • Waterloo
  • price 2 of 4

A buzzy rooftop oasis with swoonsome views of the city’s skyline, this is a party spot with fairy lights, communal benches and a sizeable cocktail list. To complete the winter vibe, its pods are back and the bar promises that they’re ‘bigger, boozier and packed with more party than ever before’. Up to 12 guests can pack into the pods to sip on cocktails and eat burgers, all to the sound of your own playlist.

How to get a seat Domes are available to book now for Christmas.

Go out without having to give up the cosy

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