London Autumn & Winter Pop-Ups

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Coppa Club Winter Igloos
Jimmy's Lodge On The River
Jimmy's Lodge On The River
The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina
Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom
Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom
QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl
South Pole Saloon
Sliders Curling Club
The Ethicurean


Autumn and winter bring a raft of quirky pop-ups and events to London. From rooftop food courts with giant day beds and a snow kingdom themed cinema to riverside igloos and bowling on ice, read on to discover the best of what's on offer.

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Jimmy's Lodge On The River

Dine in your own personal snow globe alongside the Thames.

Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, SE1 8XT

Tube: Waterloo Station , Embankment Underground Station


Dine in your own personal snow globe alongside the Thames this winter. The four private dining domes are part of Jimmy's Lodge On The River, created by Jimmy Garcia of Jimmy's Pop Ups fame. Serving a set menu which includes a trio of canapes followed by traditional Alpine fondue and the option of Cote de Boeuf to share, these snow globes are the ideal alternative option for a group get-together or a staff Christmas meal. An alpine foodie retreat, Jimmy's Lodge also serves a fondue menu at 'The Refuge', upstairs in the first-floor restaurant. In addition, there's a more accessible grab-and-go menu from the Winter Grill downstairs, so you can eat as you stroll along, taking in the winter market and views over the river.


Coppa Club Winter Igloos

Dine in a private igloo with views of Tower Bridge and the Shard.

Coppa Club, 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AH

Tube: Tower Hill Station


Dates: 16th October - 31st December 2017


The instagram hit of last winter, Coppa Club's igloos along the Thames are back and this year they're even better. They've been re-designed by Coppa Club's design manager, Theresa Obermoser, as timber frame structures with Perspex sliding doors, all fully furnished enclosures with heating, blankets and speakers. Serving a Christmas menu from Tuesday 21st November, these cosy igloos make an ideal venue for Christmas lunch with a festive feel. Last year they sold out within 48 hours, so be quick. Bookings are live from Monday 16th October.There is a limited amount held back for walk-ins only.


The Ethicurean

The award-winning restaurant comes to Oxford Street for winter.

John Lewis Rooftop, 300 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1EX

Tube: Oxford Circus Station , Bond Street Station


Dates: 21st October - 24th December 2017


Run by brothers Matthew and Iain Pennington in a Victorian walled garden in the Mendip Hills, the award-winning Ethicurean restaurant, as seen on Channel 4's Hidden Restaurants with Michel Roux Jr, comes to London in a pop-up on the rooftop of John Lewis on Oxford Street. The focus is on ethically-sourced ingredients and the hearty and imaginative menu is inspired by historic London recipes. Feast on sumptuous autumn and winter dishes like venison and Pipers Farm bacon pie, book a private lodge for a party and enjoy rooftop events including a hot toddies tasting for Bonfire Night and Christmas songs in December.


Backyard Cinema: Snow Kingdom

The cinema is transformed into an enchanted castle deep in the snowy mountains.

Mercato Metropolitano, 42 Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6DR

Tube: Borough Station , Elephant & Castle Station


Dates: 25th October - 12th November 2017


Following on from the festive Winter Night Garden last year, the Backyard Cinema presents the Snow Kingdom this winter. It will see the cinema's permanent home of Mercato Metropolitano in Borough transformed once again, this time as an enchanted castle deep in the snowy mountains of a magical land. Entering through a secret entrance at the foot of the mountain, visitors will embark on a journey through an ice cave and a frozen lake before reaching the grand ballroom to settle under a blanket and watch a movie while sipping on potion themed cocktails. Films on the line-up include Harry Potter, Beauty & the Beast, Titanic, Tangled, The Princess Bride, Baby Driver, Wonder Woman and Guardians of The Galaxy 2.


The Queen of Hoxton Winter Rooftop: The Moroccan Medina

Morocco provides the inspiration for this winter's themed rooftop pop-up.

The Queen Of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX

Tube: Liverpool Street Station


Dates: 25th October - 30th March 2018


The Queen of Hoxton presents another seasonal rooftop pop-up this autumn, this time taking inspiration from Morocco for its theme. The Moroccan Medina will see the venue transformed into a rooftop riad, where guests will be greeted by the intoxicating colours, sights and scents of the Moroccan souks. Expect Babouche slippers, ceramic tiles, twinkling lanterns and cosy cushions as well as a giant Moroccan lamp. Inside, you'll be able to enjoy spiced hot buttered rum and shimmering gold pomegranate bellinis. Other drinks include a Kasbah coffee martini, Casablanca Mint Tea and The Majorelle Man while food wise there's halloumi fries, lamb and apricot tagine, a Shwarma chicken wrap, and a rainbow vegan mezze board.


Sliders Curling Club

The bowling-on-ice club returns with igloos and festive food.

Roof East, Level 8 Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London, E15 1XE

Tube: Stratford Station


Dates: 02nd November - 23rd December 2017


The ultimate playground, Sliders, the bowling-on-ice that proved so popular at Roof East last winter, returns in 2017. Brought to you by the people behind Rooftop Film Club, it's a club where you can book one of the six neon lit curling lanes, sip on themed cocktails, enjoy street food and dine in your very own igloo, all on the 8th floor of a multi-storey car park in Stratford. Jimmy's Lodge will serve up raclette burgers, Crazy Pig will be offering hog roast and a retro-inspired ski-lodge bar will be pouring hot toddies and ski shots. Entry to the undercover, heated Winter Bar is free with space for 200 and 360 views of east London.


Pergola Paddington Central

Bespoke menus, giant day beds and winter greenery all under one roof.

5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central, London, W2 6PY

Tube: Paddington Station


Following its first summer, when the new Pergola in Paddington proved to be a big hit, Pergola Paddington Central is back for winter. Fully covered and fully winter-proofed, the food court for 850 comes e quipped with snug blankets and heating and furnished with dark woods and winter greenery. Joining favourites Patty & Bun and DF Mexico Pizza are champions Made of Dough, ramen masters Tonkotsu. and a modern take on bagels from Little Ghost Bagels. Guests will be able to take their pick from bespoke menus before taking a seat at one of the long, communal tables or giant day beds. On the top deck, through a new clear roof, you can enjoy stargazing with your street food - perfect for those long winter nights.


Winterland London

A wintery adult playground with curling, ping pong, igloos and fondue.

Albert Wharf, , London, SW6 2TY

Tube: Parsons Green Station


Dates: 02nd February - 31st March 2018


Neverland London - Fulham's first Thameside beach - has frozen over and been given a makeover just in time for winter, transforming into Winterland London. The sand, beach huts and sun loungers are out and snow, wintery lodges, igloos and fur lined sofas are in. A wintery adult playground will feature four neon lit curling lanes, mini golf, ping pong and prosecco pong while food will come in the form of gooey fondue, steak frites and raclette burgers courtesy of Jimmy Garcia of Jimmy's Lodge. Just liked Neverland, it will be an affordable drinking experience with the option to bring your own booze if visiting on a Thursday, Friday or Sunday - you just need to pay the £5 entry fee. Alternatively, there's a full bar on site serving all the winter warmers you could possibly want.


Skylight London

London's first rooftop ice rink, an apres ski lodge and street food.

Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF

Tube: Rotherhithe Overground Station


From 2nd November 2017, Skylight turns from a British urban lawn club into an apres ski lodge, combining fondue and street food with London's first rooftop ice rink at Tobacco Dock. The new winter season brings neon lights, real ice and an ice hockey penalty shooting game on the lower floor with prizes to be won. Set on the top three levels of a former car park in Wapping, the 600 capacity Skylight has multiple bars, indoor and outdoor heated seating areas, mulled wine and street food stalls, all set against some of the finest views in the city - you can see The Shard, The Gherkin and The Walkie Talkie from here. Favourite food traders return and a fondue station is set up for winter, serving chocolate as well as cheese fondue - for those with a sweet tooth.


South Pole Saloon

The rooftop is transformed into a cosy woodland lodge bar.

Brixton Rooftop, Popes Road, London, SW9 8JH

Tube: Brixton Station


Dates: 23rd November - 01st January 2018


Brixton Rooftop is transformed into the South Pole Saloon this winter, inviting Londoners to escape the dark winter nights and the busy streets of Brixton. Themed around a decadent and debaucherous dive bar hidden in the snow drifts of the South Pole, it will see guests greeted by candy canes and lead through swinging doors into a heated and covered woodland brimming with creative cocktails, festive street food, live music and interactive entertainment. The saloon bar will be decorated with a woodland lodge theme eight candy cane cabins will be available to hire. Food comes from Mac To The Future, The Lambassadors, Fancy Funkin Chicken and Vudu Food while entertainment will be served up by Cirque Du Soul, For The Love Of Garage, Applebum and a series of DJs.


QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl

A huge indoor ice rink, 12 bowling lanes, plenty of retro arcade machines and a British diner.

17 Queensway, Bayswater, London, W2 4QP

Tube: Bayswater Underground Station , Queensway Station


A huge indoor ice rink, 12 bowling lanes, plenty of retro arcade machines and a British diner by MEATliquor - QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl has been entertaining Londoners since the 1930s and underwent a massive refurb at the end of 2016. With an interior that pays homage to ice skaters and bowling lovers of decades gone by, Queens is a 45,000 square foot entertainment venue with eating, drinking, skating and bowling under one roof, appealing to teenagers and corporate bookings alike. Two bars have been designed in an industrial, British-retro style and you can eat MEATLiquor burgers at the 200-capacity bar, which also has a pool table, fruit machines, table football and dart board, or have food and craft beers brought to your bowling lane or served at the spectators' area by the ice rink.


Woody Bear

Raclette, croque monsieur and hot toddies on a roof.

535 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2QW

Tube: Marble Arch Station


Raclette, croque monsieur and hot cocktails are served at Woody Bear, the winter rooftop pop up taking over the Oxford Street space that was summer hit Sisu. From 1st November 2017 you can enjoy melted cheese and a seriously boozy eggnog, served in a retro flask, from the comfort of a repurposed fairground tea-cups. Fashioned to look like an abandoned urban fairground, there are animal see-saws, swings and log tables while glass panels, heaters and blankets keep the chill away. Food comes from croque monsieur street food vendors Madame & Monsieur - choose from Le French, Le Swiss or Le Welsh - also on the menu is the melty raclette on potatoes, served from a 6kg wheel, as well as charcuterie boards and salads. Book into the private hut for 20 and you'll get a Christmas party complete with a self-serve coin-operated cocktail dispenser to keep the hot gin punch flowing.

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