London's ultimate wintry experience can be found at The Montague Hotel which has transformed the wood deck into an enchanting ski lodge (pictured above) this year. There will be plenty of pine trees, ski racks, piste maps, snowmen and plenty of fairy lights and lanterns. The pop-up bar will be serving Schnapps, flavoured vodkas, mulled wine and new hot chocolate cocktails. Plus, there's a chance to win a luxury two-night stay at the hotel just by taking a photo.
Bodo's Schloss is an Austrian-themed chalet waiting to satisfy those who are pining for the slopes of Klosters. Think wooden reindeers, cowbells and cocktails served on bobsleighs and a DJ booth that used to be a cable car.
Celebrating the spirit of The Cresta Run in St. Moritz, The Goring has transformed its veranda into the new Cresta Bar at The Goring which overlooks the hotel's private garden and sparkling Christmas tree. It will be running until February 2017, or once everyone has made it down to the bottom!
Bluebird's fairy-tale themed decorations this year will warm your cockles. There will be activities throughout the season including wreath making, champagne tasting and kids classes in their food store. You won't be feeling chilly with their special hot espresso martinis.
One of the hottest spaces in town are the eight giant igloos installed by Coppa Club on their terrace. With stunning views of Tower Bridge, festive food like pancetta wrapped turkey, it is unsurprising they only offer the space now on a first come, first served basis.
Turn yourself into a Norse God at Skye Halla. Queen of Hoxton's Winter Wigwam is turned into a Nordic Viking stronghold this year. Expect warm fire pits, eye catching driftwood cocktails and foraged cocktails served in drinking horns. You might bump into Shield-Maiden Skye or a Viking longboat.
Shine like a diamond at Luminocity. Unlike any other ski rink ever seen in London, Luminocity has over 8km of LED lights laid beneath the ice, so that you can enjoy your ice skating experience with over 16 million different colours to light up your route. There will be slow-cooked meats from Pulled and delectable desserts from Waffle On.
Scandinavia style suites are on popular demand in London this season. Try the authentically charming Rekorderlig Cider Lodge if you want a real taste of winter in Scandinavia. Enjoy the street style food and relax with a pint of no-frills draft Rekorderlig cider.
If you're looking for a true alpine dining experience, look no further than Jimmy's Garcia's winter Alpine pop-up creation, The Lodge Balham. It is time to dip that home baked crispy bread into a world of Swiss cheese. A confidently established pop-up that is already on high demand.
A fantastical après ski lodge can be found in Fitzrovia at The London Edition hotel is transforming their basement into a cosy wood-panelled chalet. They have top-notch cocktails from the Punch Room and hearty bowl food from Berners Tavern kitchen. It is only available for larger group bookings, so gather in your friends and family for this incredible pop-up.
Come get cozy with us. Our magical après-ski lodge at The #LondonEDITION (formerly known as #basementLDN ) is open to the public on Saturday, December 10th and Saturday, December 17th, from 6pm to 12am. Tap the link in our bio to pick up your ticket — it includes a complimentary frozen cocktail and a cheese and charcuterie board...what could be better?
Enjoy hot libations on the terrace of The Frog where the terrace has been transformed into a winter wonderland this year. Enjoy heartwarming cocktails like Nutcracker sweet and mulled wine. They have traditional Christmas puddings or for the more adventurous, Yuzu, white chocolate and whiskey.
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