The Oxford Street Christmas lights are switched on and the PRET Christmas sandwich is here, which can mean only one thing: it’s officially time to indulge in all things Christmas. To bring you even more festive cheer, we’ve picked the best rooftop terraces that have been transformed into stunning winter wonderlands for the holiday season – whether you want to see a Christmas movie in the snow, go to an après ski event (minus the skiing) or just enjoy a hot drink in a retro lodge bar…
1. Cinema In The Snow Pop Up Screens
Ready to watch Home Alone, Love Actually and Frozen? Visit Pop Up Screen’s Christmas events to see your favourite Christmas movie in a beautiful setting. The Hackney Showroom has been transformed to a snowy landscape for the seasonA season is a division of the year marked by changes in weather, ecology, and amount of daylight., complete with a magical wardrobe entrance, fir trees and festive treats for full effect.
Children’s ticket prices start from ￡5 and adults from ￡10, on sale here.
2. Ski Lodge at The Montague
The Montague’s Ski Lodge brings an authentic touch of the Alps to London. The luxury hotel’s outdoor wood deck will be transformed into a festive-themed alpine ski lodge, complete with a cosy log cabin to offer an “après ski” experience in the heart of the city.
Click here to purchase your ski pass or get more information.
Everyone’s favourite rooftop bar Pergola is back for the winter season at its Paddington location, transformed to a fully heated winter lodge. What more could you wish for?
More information here.
4. Skylight at Tobacco Doc
Head to Tobacco Doc’s Skylight for London’s first ever rooftop ice rink. There will also be cutting-edge DJs, ice hockey shooting, rooftop parties and heated areas with great views of the city. Themed around an urban après skate bar, the East London venue will also serve up delicious seasonal drinks, fondue and street food.
5. Roof East
Warm up in Roof East’s 80’s neon ski lodge bar after a bowling session on the ice – all with free entry! To make it even better, the wintery roof is lined with igloo dining dens for a unique experience this winter.
More information here.
6. Coppa Club
Into the idea of dining in an igloo? Then the Coppa Club on Southbank is the ultimate place for you. Expect a cosy table setting (shearling pillows, plants and fairy lights) in a giant snow globe overlooking the Thames and a heart-warming festive menu.